What does useful mean?

Definitions for useful
ˈyus fəluse·ful

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word useful.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. useful, utile(adj)

    being of use or service

    "the girl felt motherly and useful"; "a useful job"; "a useful member of society"

  2. utilitarian, useful(adj)

    having a useful function

    "utilitarian steel tables"

Wiktionary

  1. useful(Adjective)

    Having a practical or beneficial use.

    This tool is very useful. It makes doing this task a lot easier.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Useful(adj)

    full of use, advantage, or profit; producing, or having power to produce, good; serviceable for any end or object; helpful toward advancing any purpose; beneficial; profitable; advantageous; as, vessels and instruments useful in a family; books useful for improvement; useful knowledge; useful arts

Editors Contribution

  1. useful

    To have a logical use.

    The governmental policies were useful, open and transparent.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 15, 2020  

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'useful' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1002

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'useful' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1251

  3. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'useful' in Adjectives Frequency: #118

How to pronounce useful?

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    Karen
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How to say useful in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of useful in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of useful in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of useful in a Sentence

  1. Tharcisse Gahungu:

    International fuel prices have significantly fallen, but we don't see any change. We want the government to adjust local fuel prices at the level of current price of a barrel on the international market, additionally, we demand the cancellation of a new tax on mobile telephones, because the mobile telephone in Burundi is no longer a luxury product, but a useful tool for most people in their everyday life.

  2. Chris Wylie:

    There’s audio that could be useful just in terms of, are you in an office environment, are you outside, are you watching TV, what are you doing right now?

  3. Australian National University:

    The Milky Way is on a collision course with Andromeda in about four billion years. So knowing what kind of a monster our galaxy is up against is useful in finding out the Milky Ways ultimate fate.

  4. Abderrahman Hassi:

    It is only when we lose things that we figure out how important, worthwile,useful and valuable they were to us.

  5. Linda Bauld:

    The first and probably the most useful finding is that physical distancing matters. There have been plenty of complaints that the guidance in the UK on 2 meters distance is excessive because it is more than in other countries.

Images & Illustrations of useful

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    • A. mitre
    • B. leaven
    • C. elation
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