English dictionary definition of:



  • exerting shrewd or devious influence especially for one's own advantage
  • (psychology) an automatic pattern of behavior in reaction to a specific situation; may be inherited or acquired through frequent repetition
  • the act of using
  • what something is used for
  • a particular service
  • (law) the exercise of the legal right to enjoy the benefits of owning property
  • (economics) the utilization of economic goods to satisfy needs or in manufacturing


  • use up, consume fully
  • put into service; make work or employ for a particular purpose or for its inherent or natural purpose
  • take or consume (regularly or habitually)
  • habitually do something (use only in the past tense)
  • avail oneself to
  • seek or achieve an end by using to one's advantage


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Spellzone course content

View spelling list u-e words - set 1 and learn about the word use in the Spellzone English spelling course, Unit 7. Long vowels e.g ee, ea or y? oa, o-e, or ow? u-e, ue, or ew?.

View spelling list When to drop the final e and learn about the word use in the Spellzone English spelling course, Unit 9. Suffixes: why we need to double letters, change them, or drop 'e'.

Scrabble score for use

Scrabble score = 3

generated at 09:30:28 on 23-12-19

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