- To use for a purpose.
- to have no need of
- to have no wish to deal with; be impatient with
- being used
- to use; have occasion to use
- to use; find a use for
Other Word Forms of Use
Origin of Use
From Middle English usen, from Old French user (“use, employ, practice"), from Vulgar Latin *usare (“use"), frequentative form of past participle stem of Latin uti (“to use"). Replaced native Middle English noten, nutten (“to use") (from Old English notian, nÄ“otan, nyttian) and Middle English brouken, bruken (“to use, enjoy") (from Old English brÅ«can).
From Middle English use, from Old French us, from Latin usus (“use, custom, skill, habit"), from past participle stem of uti (“use"). Replaced native Middle English note (“use") (See note) from Old English notu, and Middle English nutte (“use") from Old English nytt.
Middle English usen from Old French user from Vulgar Latin ūsāre frequentative of Latin ūtī N., Middle English from Old French us from Latin ūsus from past participle of ūtī
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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