What does useful mean?

Definitions for useful
ˈyus fəluse·ful

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. useful, utileadjective

    being of use or service

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

  2. utilitarian, usefuladjective

    having a useful function

    "utilitarian steel tables"

Wiktionary

  1. usefuladjective

    Having a practical or beneficial use.

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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Usefuladjective

    Convenient; profitable to any end; conducive or helpful to any purpose.

    Etymology: use and full.

    Providence would only enter mankind into the useful knowledge of her treasures, leaving the rest to employ our industry. Henry More, Antidote.

    Gold and silver being little useful to the life of man, in proportion to food, raiment, and carriage, has its value only from the consent of men. John Locke.

    That the legislature should have power to change the succession, is very useful towards preserving our religion and liberty. Jonathan Swift.

    Deliver a particular account of the great and useful things already performed. Jonathan Swift.

ChatGPT

  1. useful

    Useful refers to something that serves a particular purpose, function, or is beneficial or advantageous in a specific context. It is capable of giving assistance, producing good results, or helping to achieve a certain goal.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Usefuladjective

    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

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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. Richard Clarida:

    What does a full employment mandate mean? Sometimes these conversations can get very 'NAIRU-centric,' the labor market is a very complex organism and it is useful to keep multiple indicators.

  2. Jeev Trika:

    Before Google refined their algorithm, getting on the first page of search results often could be achieved with tactics like keyword stuffing and artificial linking schemes, but those days are gone, because of changes to Google’s algorithms, Internet entrepreneurs and Web publishers like myself now go the extra mile to provide websites and articles that are relevant, useful, and written to journalistic standards, and that has made the virtual world a better place.

  3. Vicente Diaz:

    In this case they are not interested in information. They're only interested in the money, they're flexible and quite aggressive and use any tool they find useful for doing whatever they want to do.

  4. Egor Kuroptev:

    Putin doesn't care about brain drain, he cares about his regime only, it is useful for him to get rid of dissidents and make everyone silent and scared.

  5. Ren Larison:

    Zebra have a need to keep foraging throughout the day, which keeps them out in the open more of the time than other animals, an additional cooling mechanism could be very useful under these circumstances.

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