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Meaning of use

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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

      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},
      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},
      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"

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