HyperDic: usage

English > 3 senses of the word usage:
NOUNactusage, use, utilization, utilisation, employment, exercisethe act of using
actusage, custom, usanceaccepted or habitual practice
communicationusagethe customary manner in which a language (or a form of a language) is spoken or written
usage > pronunciation
Soundsyuw'sahjh; yuw'sihjh
Rhymesacreage ... wreckage: 85 rhymes with ahjh...
abridge ... yardage: 133 rhymes with ihjh...
English > usage: 3 senses > noun 1, act
MeaningThe act of using.
Synonymsuse, utilization, utilisation, employment, exercise
Narrowerapplication, practical applicationThe act of bringing something to bear
exploitation, developmentThe act of making some area of land or water more profitable or productive or useful
misuse, abuseImproper or excessive use
playutilization or exercise
practiceThe exercise of a profession
recyclingThe act of processing used or abandoned materials for use in creating new products
BroaderactivityAny specific behavior
Spanishempleo, uso, utilización
Catalanús, utilització
Verbsuseput into service
English > usage: 3 senses > noun 2, act
Meaningaccepted or habitual practice.
Synonymscustom, usance
NarrowerAmericanismA custom that is peculiar to the United States or its citizens
Anglicism, BritishismA custom that is peculiar to England or its citizens
GermanismA custom that is peculiar to Germany or its citizens
consuetudeA custom or usage that has acquired the force of law
couvadeA custom among some peoples whereby the husband of a pregnant wife is put to bed at the time of bearing the child
habit, use(psychology) an automatic pattern of behavior in reaction to a specific situation
hijabThe custom in some Islamic societies of women dressing modestly outside the home / home
ritual, riteAny customary observance or practice
Broaderpractice, patternA customary way / way of operation or behavior
survivalSomething that survives
Spanishcostumbre, hábito, usanza, uso
Catalancostum, usatge, ús
Verbsusehabitually do something (use only in the past tense)
English > usage: 3 senses > noun 3, communication
MeaningThe customary manner in which a language (or a form of a language) is spoken or written.
Examples
  • "English usage"
  • "a usage borrowed from French"
Broaderlanguage, linguistic communicationA systematic means of communicating by the use of sounds or conventional symbols

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