Definition of Usage

1. Noun. The act of using. "Skilled in the utilization of computers"




2. Noun. Accepted or habitual practice.
Exact synonyms: Custom, Usance
Generic synonyms: Pattern, Practice, Survival
Specialized synonyms: Americanism, Anglicism, Britishism, Consuetude, Couvade, Germanism, Habit, Use, Hijab, Rite, Ritual
Derivative terms: Customary, Use, Use

3. Noun. The customary manner in which a language (or a form of a language) is spoken or written. "A usage borrowed from French"

Definition of Usage

1. n. The act of using; mode of using or treating; treatment; conduct with respect to a person or a thing; as, good usage; ill usage; hard usage.

2. n. The act of using; mode of using or treating; treatment; conduct with respect to a person or a thing; as, good usage; ill usage; hard usage.

Definition of Usage

1. Noun. The manner or the amount of using; use ¹

2. Noun. Habit or accepted practice ¹

3. Noun. (lexicography) The ways and contexts in which spoken and written words are used, determined by a lexicographer's intuition or from corpus analysis. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Usage

1. a firmly established and generally accepted practice or procedure [n -S]

Medical Definition of Usage

1. 1. The act of using; mode of using or treating; treatment; conduct with respect to a person or a thing; as, good usage; ill usage; hard usage. "My brother Is prisoner to the bishop here, at whose hands He hath good usage and great liberty." (Shak) 2. Manners; conduct; behavior. "A gentle nymph was found, Hight Astery, excelling all the crew In courteous usage." (Spenser) 3. Long-continued practice; customary mode of procedure; custom; habitual use; method. "It has now been, during many years, the grave and decorous usage of Parliaments to hear, in respectful silence, all expressions, acceptable or unacceptable, which are uttered from the throne." (Macaulay) 4. Customary use or employment, as of a word or phrase in a particular sense or signification. 5. Experience. "In eld [old age] is both wisdom and usage." (Chaucer) Synonym: Custom, use, habit. Usage, Custom. These words, as here compared, agree in expressing the idea of habitual practice; but a custom is not necessarily a usage. A custom may belong to many, or to a single individual. A usage properly belongs to the great body of a people. Hence, we speak of usage, not of custom, as the law of language. Again, a custom is merely that which has been often repeated, so as to have become, in a good degree, established. A usage must be both often repeated and of long standing. Hence, we speak of a "hew custom," but not of a "new usage." Thus, also, the "customs of society" is not so strong an expression as the "usages of society." "Custom, a greater power than nature, seldom fails to make them worship." . "Of things once received and confirmed by use, long usage is a law sufficient." . In law, the words usage and custom are often used interchangeably, but the word custom also has a technical and restricted sense. See Custom. Origin: F. Usage, LL. Usaticum. See Use. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Usage

urz begee
uræi
uræmia
uræmic
uræus
us'd
us-and-them
us selves
usabilities
usability
usable
usable light range
usableness
usablenesses
usably
usage (current term)
usage share
usager
usagers
usages
usagist
usagists
usance
usances
usant
usaunce
usaunces
usbeks
use
use-by date

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