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Use

n.1.
1.The act of employing anything, or of applying it to one's service; the state of being so employed or applied; application; employment; conversion to some purpose; as, the use of a pen in writing; his machines are in general use.
Books can never teach the use of books.
- Bacon.
This Davy serves you for good uses.
- Shak.
When he framed
All things to man's delightful use.
- Milton.
2.Occasion or need to employ; necessity; as, to have no further use for a book.
3.Yielding of service; advantage derived; capability of being used; usefulness; utility.
God made two great lights, great for their use
To man.
- Milton.
'T is use alone that sanctifies expense.
- Pope.
4.Continued or repeated practice; customary employment; usage; custom; manner; habit.
Let later age that noble use envy.
- Spenser.
How weary, stale, flat and unprofitable,
Seem to me all the uses of this world!
- Shak.
5.Common occurrence; ordinary experience.
O Cæsar! these things are beyond all use.
- Shak.
6.(Eccl.) The special form of ritual adopted for use in any diocese; as, the Sarum, or Canterbury, use; the Hereford use; the York use; the Roman use; etc.
From henceforth all the whole realm shall have but one use.
- Pref. to Book of Common Prayer.
7.The premium paid for the possession and employment of borrowed money; interest; usury.
Thou art more obliged to pay duty and tribute, use and principal, to him.
- Jer. Taylor.
8.(Law) The benefit or profit of lands and tenements. Use imports a trust and confidence reposed in a man for the holding of lands. He to whose use or benefit the trust is intended shall enjoy the profits. An estate is granted and limited to A for the use of B.
9.(Forging) A stab of iron welded to the side of a forging, as a shaft, near the end, and afterward drawn down, by hammering, so as to lengthen the forging.
Contingent use
(Law) a use to come into operation on a future uncertain event.
In use
a - In employment; in customary practice observance.
b - In heat; - said especially of mares.
Of no use
useless; of no advantage.
- J. H. Walsh.
Of use
useful; of advantage; profitable.
Out of use
not in employment.
Resulting use
(Law) a use, which, being limited by the deed, expires or can not vest, and results or returns to him who raised it, after such expiration.
Secondary use
a use which, though executed, may change from one to another by circumstances.
Statute of uses
(Eng. Law) the stat. 27 Henry VIII., cap. 10, which transfers uses into possession, or which unites the use and possession.
- Blackstone.
To make use of
to employ; to derive service from; to use.
v. t.1.
[imp. & p. p. Used ; p. pr. & vb. n. Using.]
1.To make use of; to convert to one's service; to avail one's self of; to employ; to put a purpose; as, to use a plow; to use a chair; to use time; to use flour for food; to use water for irrigation.
Launcelot Gobbo, use your legs.
- Shak.
Some other means I have which may be used.
- Milton.
2.To behave toward; to act with regard to; to treat; as, to use a beast cruelly.
How wouldst thou use me now?
- Milton.
Cato has used me ill.
- Addison.
3.To practice customarily; to make a practice of; as, to use diligence in business.
Use hospitality one to another.
- 1 Pet. iv. 9.
4.To accustom; to habituate; to render familiar by practice; to inure; - employed chiefly in the passive participle; as, men used to cold and hunger; soldiers used to hardships and danger.
I am so used in the fire to blow.
- Chaucer.
Thou with thy compeers,
Used to the yoke, draw'st his triumphant wheels.
- Milton.
To use one's self
to behave.
To use up
a - To consume or exhaust by using; to leave nothing of; as, to use up the supplies.
- Shak.
b - To exhaust; to tire out; to leave no capacity of force or use in; to overthrow; as, he was used up by fatigue.
I would, my son, that thou wouldst use the power
Which thy discretion gives thee, to control
And manage all.
- Cowper.
To study nature will thy time employ:
Knowledge and innocence are perfect joy.
- Dryden.
v. i.1.To be wont or accustomed; to be in the habit or practice; as, he used to ride daily; - now disused in the present tense, perhaps because of the similarity in sound, between "use to," and "used to."
They use to place him that shall be their captain on a stone.
- Spenser.
Fears use to be represented in an imaginary.
- Bacon.
Thus we use to say, it is the room that smokes, when indeed it is the fire in the room.
- South.
Now Moses used to take the tent and to pitch it without the camp.
- Ex. xxxiii. 7 (Rev. Ver.
2.To be accustomed to go; to frequent; to inhabit; to dwell; - sometimes followed by of.
He useth every day to a merchant's house.
- B. Jonson.
Ye valleys low, where the mild whispers use
Of shades, and wanton winds, and gushing brooks.
- Milton.
Noun1.use - the act of using; "he warned against the use of narcotic drugs"; "skilled in the utilization of computers"
2.use - a particular service; "he put his knowledge to good use"; "patrons have their uses"
3.use - what something is used for; "the function of an auger is to bore holes"; "ballet is beautiful but what use is it?"
Synonyms: function, purpose, role
4.use - (economics) the utilization of economic goods to satisfy needs or in manufacturing; "the consumption of energy has increased steadily"
5.use - a pattern of behavior acquired through frequent repetition; "she had a habit twirling the ends of her hair"; "long use had hardened him to it"
Synonyms: habit, wont
6.use - (law) the exercise of the legal right to enjoy the benefits of owning property; "we were given the use of his boat"
Synonyms: enjoyment
7.use - exerting shrewd or devious influence especially for one's own advantage; "his manipulation of his friends was scandalous"
Synonyms: manipulation
Verb1.use - put into service; make work or employ (something) for a particular purpose or for its inherent or natural purpose; "use your head!"; "we only use Spanish at home"; "I can't make use of this tool"; "Apply a magnetic field here"; "This thinking was applied to many projects"; "How do you utilize this tool?"; "I apply this rule to get good results"; "use the plastic bags to store the food"; "He doesn't know how to use a computer"
2.use - take or consume (regularly or habitually); "She uses drugs rarely"
Synonyms: habituate
3.use - seek or achieve an end by using to one's advantage; "She uses her influential friends to get jobs"; "The president's wife used her good connections"
4.use - use up, consume fully; "The legislature expended its time on school questions"
Synonyms: expend
5.use - avail oneself to; "apply a principle"; "practice a religion"; "use care when going down the stairs"; "use your common sense"; "practice non-violent resistance"
Synonyms: practice, apply
6.use - habitually do something (use only in the past tense); "She used to call her mother every week but now she calls only occasionally"; "I used to get sick when I ate in that dining hall"; "They used to vacation in the Bahamas"

USE, estates. A confidence reposed in another, who was made tenant of the land or terre tenant, that he should dispose of the land according to the intention of the cestui que use, or him to whose use it was granted, and suffer him to take the profits. Plowd. 352; Gilb. on Uses, 1; Bac. Tr. 150, 306; Cornish on Uses, 1 3; 1 Fonb. Eq. 363; 2 Id. 7; Sanders on Uses, 2; Co. Litt. 272, b; 1 Co. 121; 2 Bl. Com. 328; 2 Bouv. Inst. n. 1885, et seq.
     2. In order to create a use, there must always be a good Consideration; though, when once raised, it may be passed by grant to a stranger, without consideration. Doct. & Stu., Dial. ch. 22, 23; Rob. Fr. Conv. 87, n.
     3. Uses were borrowed from the fidei commissum (q.v.) of the civil law; it was the duty of a Roman magistrate, the praetor fidei commissarius, whom Bacon terms the particular chancellor for uses, to enforce the observance of this confidence. Inst. 2, 23, 2.
     4. Uses were introduced into England by the ecclesiastics in the reign of Edward Ill or Richard II, for the purpose of avoiding the statutes of mortmain; and the clerical chancellors of those times held them to be fidei commissa, and binding in conscience. To obviate many inconveniencies and difficulties, which had arisen out of the doctrine and introduction of uses, the statute of 274 Henry VIII, c. 10, commonly called the statute of uses, or in conveyances and pleadings, the statute for transferring uses into possession, was passed. It enacts, that "when any person shall be seised of lands, &c., to the use, confidence or trust of any other person or body politic, the person or corporation entitled to the use in fee simple, fee tail, for life, or years, or otherwise, shall from thenceforth stand and be seised or possessed of the land, &c., of and in the like estate as they have in the use, trust or confidence; and that the estates of the persons so seised to the uses, shall be deemed to be in him or them that have the use, in such quality, manner, form and condition, as they had before in the use." The statute thus executes the use; that is, it conveys the possession to the use, and transfers the use to the possession; and, in this manner, making the cestui que use complete owner of the lands and tenements, as well at law as in equity. 2 Bl. Com. 333; 1 Saund. 254, note 6.
     5. A modern use has been defined to be an estate of right, which is acquired through the operation of the statute of 27 Hen. VIII., c. 10; and which, when it may take effect according to the rules of the common law, is called the legal estate; and when it may not, is denominated a use, with a term descriptive of its modification. Cornish on Uses, 35.
     6. The common law judges decided, in the construction of this statute, that a use could not be raised upon a use; Dyer, 155 A; and that on a feoffment to A and his heirs, to the use of B and his heirs, in trust for C and his heirs, the statute executed only the first use, and that the second was a mere nullity. The judges also held that, as the statute mentioned only such persons as were seised to the use of others, it did not extend to a term of years, or other chattel interests, of which a termor is not seised but only possessed. Bac. Tr. 336; Poph. 76; Dyer, 369; 2 Bl. Com. 336; The rigid literal construction of the statute by the courts of law again opened the doors of the chancery courts. 1 Madd. Ch. 448, 450.

USE, civil law. A right of receiving so much of the natural profits of a thing as is necessary to daily sustenance; it differs from usufruct, which is a right not only to use but to enjoy. 1 Browne's Civ. Law, 184; Lecons Elem. du Dr. Civ. Rom. Sec. 414, 416.

USE - An early system on the IBM 1103 or 1103A.

[Listed in CACM 2(5):16 (May 1959)].
ablation, absolute interest, abuse, account, act toward, adaptability, advantage, appliance, applicability, application, appropriateness, automatism, avail, availability, bad habit, behalf, behave toward, behoof, benefit, bestow, bleed, bleed white, bon ton, bring into play, care for, carry on, ceremony, characteristic, claim, common, conduct, conformity, consuetude, contend with, contingent interest, control, convenience, convention, cope with, creature of habit, deal by, deal with, demand, do, do by, do with, drain, duty, easement, effectiveness, efficacy, efficiency, employ, employment, end use, engage in, equitable interest, equity, erosion, established way, estate, etiquette, exercising, exertion, fall back, familiarize, fashion, fitness, folkway, follow, force of habit, formality, function, functionality, go in for, goal, govern, habit pattern, habituate, habitude, helpfulness, holding, ill-use, immediate purpose, impose, impose upon, interest, limitation, make use of, manners, mark, milk, misuse, mores, object, objective, observance, occasion, office, operability, operation, operational purpose, parley, part, pattern, peculiarity, percentage, play, play on, ply, point, practicability, practical utility, practicality, praxis, prescription, presume upon, profit, profitability, proper thing, prosecute, purpose, pursue, put forth, put out, put to use, ravages of time, regulate, relevance, respond to, right, right of entry, ritual, role, run, second nature, serve, service, serviceability, settlement, social convention, specialize in, stake, standard behavior, standard usage, standing custom, stereotype, stereotyped behavior, steward, strict settlement, stroke, suck dry, tackle, take, take advantage of, take on, take to, take up, talk, target, time-honored practice, title, tradition, treat, trick, trust, ultimate purpose, undertake, usability, use ill, usefulness, utility, utilizability, value, vested interest, wage, way, wear, wear and tear, weathering, what is done, wield, wont, wonting, work, work at, work on, work upon, worth
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