Usage Definition

yo͝osĭj, -zĭj
noun
The act, way, or extent of using or treating; treatment; use.
Webster's New World
The act or manner of treating; treatment.
Subjected the car to rough usage.
American Heritage
Long-continued or established practice; habitual or customary use or way of acting; custom; habit.
Webster's New World
Habitual or accepted practice.
Customs that have faded from common usage.
American Heritage
The way in which a word, phrase, etc. is used to express a particular idea; customary manner of using the words of a given language in speaking or writing, or an instance of this.
Webster's New World
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Other Word Forms of Usage

Noun

Singular:
usage
Plural:
usages

Origin of Usage

  • Middle English from Old French from us from Latin ūsus from past participle of ūtī to use

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Anglo-Norman and Old French usage.

    From Wiktionary

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