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1. Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0
ablation, absolute interest, abuse, account, act toward, adaptability, advantage, appliance, applicability, application, apply, 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, custom, 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, exercise, exercising, exert, exertion, exploit, fall back, familiarize, fashion, fitness, folkway, follow, force of habit, formality, function, functionality, go in for, goal, govern, habit, habit pattern, habituate, habitude, handle, helpfulness, holding, ill-use, immediate purpose, impose, impose upon, interest, inure, limitation, make use of, manage, manipulate, manner, manners, mark, milk, misuse, mores, object, objective, observance, occasion, office, operability, operate, operation, operational purpose, parley, part, pattern, peculiarity, percentage, play, play on, ply, point, practicability, practical utility, practicality, practice, 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, usage, use ill, usefulness, utility, utilizability, utilize, value, vested interest, wage, way, wear, wear and tear, weathering, what is done, wield, wont, wonting, work, work at, work on, work upon, worth
Dictionary Results for use:
1. WordNet® 3.0 (2006)
use
    n 1: the act of using; "he warned against the use of narcotic
         drugs"; "skilled in the utilization of computers" [syn:
         use, usage, utilization, utilisation, employment,
         exercise]
    2: what something is used for; "the function of an auger is to
       bore holes"; "ballet is beautiful but what use is it?" [syn:
       function, purpose, role, use]
    3: a particular service; "he put his knowledge to good use";
       "patrons have their uses"
    4: (economics) the utilization of economic goods to satisfy
       needs or in manufacturing; "the consumption of energy has
       increased steadily" [syn: consumption, economic
       consumption, usance, use, use of goods and services]
    5: (psychology) an automatic pattern of behavior in reaction to
       a specific situation; may be inherited or acquired through
       frequent repetition; "owls have nocturnal habits"; "she had a
       habit twirling the ends of her hair"; "long use had hardened
       him to it" [syn: habit, use]
    6: exerting shrewd or devious influence especially for one's own
       advantage; "his manipulation of his friends was scandalous"
       [syn: manipulation, use]
    7: (law) the exercise of the legal right to enjoy the benefits
       of owning property; "we were given the use of his boat" [syn:
       use, enjoyment]
    v 1: put into service; make work or employ for a particular
         purpose or for its inherent or natural purpose; "use your
         head!"; "we only use Spanish at home"; "I can't use 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" [syn: use, utilize, utilise, apply,
         employ]
    2: take or consume (regularly or habitually); "She uses drugs
       rarely" [syn: use, habituate]
    3: use up, consume fully; "The legislature expended its time on
       school questions" [syn: use, expend]
    4: 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"
    5: avail oneself to; "apply a principle"; "practice a religion";
       "use care when going down the stairs"; "use your common
       sense"; "practice non-violent resistance" [syn: practice,
       apply, use]
    6: 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"

2. The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48
Use \Use\, n. [OE. us use, usage, L. usus, from uti, p. p. usus,
   to use. See Use, v. t.]
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   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.
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            Books can never teach the use of books. --Bacon.
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            This Davy serves you for good uses.   --Shak.
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            When he framed
            All things to man's delightful use.   --Milton.
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   2. Occasion or need to employ; necessity; as, to have no
      further use for a book. --Shak.
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   3. Yielding of service; advantage derived; capability of
      being used; usefulness; utility.
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            God made two great lights, great for their use
            To man.                               --Milton.
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            'T is use alone that sanctifies expense. --Pope.
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   4. Continued or repeated practice; customary employment;
      usage; custom; manner; habit.
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            Let later age that noble use envy.    --Spenser.
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            How weary, stale, flat and unprofitable,
            Seem to me all the uses of this world! --Shak.
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   5. Common occurrence; ordinary experience. [R.]
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            O Caesar! these things are beyond all use. --Shak.
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   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.
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            From henceforth all the whole realm shall have but
            one use.                              --Pref. to
                                                  Book of Common
                                                  Prayer.
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   7. The premium paid for the possession and employment of
      borrowed money; interest; usury. [Obs.]
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            Thou art more obliged to pay duty and tribute, use
            and principal, to him.                --Jer. Taylor.
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   8. [In this sense probably a corruption of OF. oes, fr. L.
      opus need, business, employment, work. Cf. Operate.]
      (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.
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   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.
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   Contingent use, or Springing 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. --J. H. Walsh.

   Of no use, useless; of no advantage.

   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, or Shifting use, a use which, though
      executed, may change from one to another by circumstances.
      --Blackstone.

   Statute of uses (Eng. Law), the stat. 27 Henry VIII., cap.
      10, which transfers uses into possession, or which unites
      the use and possession.

   To make use of, To put to use, to employ; to derive
      service from; to use.
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3. The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48
Use \Use\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Used; p. pr. & vb. n. Using.]
   [OE. usen, F. user to use, use up, wear out, LL. usare to
   use, from L. uti, p. p. usus, to use, OL. oeti, oesus; of
   uncertain origin. Cf. Utility.]
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   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.
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            Launcelot Gobbo, use your legs.       --Shak.
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            Some other means I have which may be used. --Milton.
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   2. To behave toward; to act with regard to; to treat; as, to
      use a beast cruelly. "I will use him well." --Shak.
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            How wouldst thou use me now?          --Milton.
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            Cato has used me ill.                 --Addison.
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   3. To practice customarily; to make a practice of; as, to use
      diligence in business.
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            Use hospitality one to another.       --1 Pet. iv.
                                                  9.
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   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.
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            I am so used in the fire to blow.     --Chaucer.
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            Thou with thy compeers,
            Used to the yoke, draw'st his triumphant wheels.
                                                  --Milton.
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   To use one's self, to behave. [Obs.] "Pray, forgive me, if
      I have used myself unmannerly." --Shak.

   To use up.
      (a) To consume or exhaust by using; to leave nothing of;
          as, to use up the supplies.
      (b) To exhaust; to tire out; to leave no capacity of force
          or use in; to overthrow; as, he was used up by
          fatigue. [Colloq.]
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   Syn: Employ.

   Usage: Use, Employ. We use a thing, or make use of it,
          when we derive from it some enjoyment or service. We
          employ it when we turn that service into a particular
          channel. We use words to express our general meaning;
          we employ certain technical terms in reference to a
          given subject. To make use of, implies passivity in
          the thing; as, to make use of a pen; and hence there
          is often a material difference between the two words
          when applied to persons. To speak of "making use of
          another" generally implies a degrading idea, as if we
          had used him as a tool; while employ has no such
          sense. A confidential friend is employed to negotiate;
          an inferior agent is made use of on an intrigue.
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                I would, my son, that thou wouldst use the power
                Which thy discretion gives thee, to control
                And manage all.                   --Cowper.
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                To study nature will thy time employ:
                Knowledge and innocence are perfect joy.
                                                  --Dryden.
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4. The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48
Use \Use\, 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."
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            They use to place him that shall be their captain on
            a stone.                              --Spenser.
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            Fears use to be represented in an imaginary.
                                                  --Bacon.
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            Thus we use to say, it is the room that smokes, when
            indeed it is the fire in the room.    --South.
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            Now Moses used to take the tent and to pitch it
            without the camp.                     --Ex. xxxiii.
                                                  7 (Rev. Ver.)
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   2. To be accustomed to go; to frequent; to inhabit; to dwell;
      -- sometimes followed by of. [Obs.] "Where never foot did
      use." --Spenser.
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            He useth every day to a merchant's house. --B.
                                                  Jonson.
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            Ye valleys low, where the mild whispers use
            Of shades, and wanton winds, and gushing brooks.
                                                  --Milton.
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5. The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015)
USE

    An early system on the IBM 1130.

   [Listed in CACM 2(5):16, May 1959].

   (2004-09-14)


6. Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856)
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. 



7. Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856)
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. 



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