adjective satellite of persons; taken advantage of
exploited; put-upon; victimised; victimized; used.
after going out of his way to help his friend get the job he felt not appreciated but used
Misapplied; treated badly.
adjective satellite (of facilities such as telephones or lavatories) unavailable for use by anyone else or indicating unavailability; (`engaged' is a British term for a busy telephone line)
her line is busy
receptionists' telephones are always engaged
the lavatory is in use
kept getting a busy signal
adjective satellite currently being used
robots are in use throughout industry
. (a) In employment; in customary practice observance. (b) In heat; said especially of mares. J. H. Walsh.
Of no use
useless; of no advantage.
useful; of advantage; profitable.
Out of use
adjective satellite closed to traffic
the repaving results in many blocked streets
not in employment.
not in use; unfashionable; obsolete.
(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.
(Law), a use which, being limited by the deed, expires or can not vest, and thence returns to him who raised it. Bouvier.
(Ch. of Eng.)A liturgy, or use, put forth about 1087 by St. Osmund, bishop of Sarum, based on Anglo-Saxon and Norman customs.
Secondary, ∨ 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.
(Law), the use of a gift or bequest, as of land, etc., for the maintenance of the rites of a religion not tolerated by the law. Eng. Mozley & W.
To do one's diligence, give diligence, use diligence
to exert one's self; to make interested and earnest endeavor.
To make use of, To put to use
to employ; to derive service from; to use.
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.
noun an exemption that displaces the privilege against self-incrimination; neither compelled testimony or any fruits of it can be used against the witness who therefore can no longer fear self-incrimination
use of goods and services
noun (economics) the utilization of economic goods to satisfy needs or in manufacturing
usance; use; economic consumption; consumption.
the consumption of energy has increased steadily
verb use up (resources or materials)
exhaust; consume; wipe out; deplete; eat up; eat; run through.
this car consumes a lot of gas
We exhausted our savings
They run through 20 bottles of wine a week
verb require (time or space)
It took three hours to get to work this morning
This event occupied a very short time
adjective satellite in the habit
I am used to hitchhiking
you'll get used to the idea
...was wont to complain that this is a cold world"- Henry David Thoreau
noun a car that has been previously owned; not a new car
noun a parking lot where a dealer in used-cars displays cars for sale
noun the act of consuming something
(Eccl.)The one of the three printed uses of England which was followed in the north. It was based on the Sarum use. See Use, n., 6.Shipley.