American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Useful.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Useful; profitable; beneficial.
- adj. Useful.
- n. economics A theoretical unit of measure of utility, for indicating a supposed quantity of satisfaction derived from an economic transaction.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. obsolete Profitable; useful.
- adj. being of use or service
- From Old French utile, from Latin ūtilis. (Wiktionary)
- Middle English, from Old French, from Latin ūtilis; see utility. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“The mode of knowledge and education with which Gilchrist initially locates value is that of the practical, the "utile," but this figuration does not come at the expense of leisured contemplation, the "dulce.”
“The rebels have stormed over the parts of Zairean territory that mining companies describe as 'utile' (useful) - the fertile east and the mineral-rich south, source of the country's incalculable and still largely unexploited riches.”
“Now in command of the 'utile' part of the country, Kabila has to decide whether he should move on what the mineralogists regard as the 'inutile' (useless) part - the chaotic and largely economically worthless quarter that includes the capital Kinshasa.”
“Paris is the place in the world where, if you please, you may the best unite the 'utile' and the 'dulce'.”
“In proportion as a man aims at and is successful in pursuing his utile, that is his esse, so much the more is he endowed with virtue; on the other hand, in proportion as he neglects to cultivate his utile or his esse, so much the greater is his impotence" (Eth.,”
“Poate lansati un site “casaproaspata. ro” cu informatii utile pentru concetateni”
“While it might be utile to commute, say, via light rail to work say, within a 30 min. radius, the car allows you to drive a lot further to work.”
“La scarsit di relazioni una patologia sanitaria oltre che sociale sottolinea Michele Mangano presidente nazionale Auser - Lanziano ha bisogno di sentirsi utile e importante soprattutto se piece for one person o se abbandonato da nipoti ormai grandi o da figli lontani.”
“Also when it comes time to don the Phantom outfit our hero shows his displeasure for the traditional garb and goes with a modernized version which is utile as well as manly looking.”
“Cela serait merveilleux mais comment le cerveau pourrait interpréter ce signal ? quoi qu'il en soit, je suis heureux de savoir que la science est utile pour ce genre de cause, c'est dans ce type de recherche que devrait aller les financements.”
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