Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Not new; secondhand.
  • adjective Accustomed; habituated.

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  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of use.
  • adjective That is or has or have been used.
  • adjective That has or have previously been owned by someone else.
  • adjective Familiar through use; usual; accustomed.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective employed in accomplishing something
  • adjective of persons; taken advantage of
  • adjective previously used or owned by another

Etymologies

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Examples

  • The instrument used in this case, (the regular flogging stick having been _used up_ by previous service,) was the commander's cane -- _a heavy knotted club_.

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  • You know it has been used by thousands -- by millions -- and has strewed the land with desolation, and peopled hell with its victims; and you cannot but acknowledge that you would at once cease to make the liquor, did you not _hope it would continue to be used_.

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  • It struck Betty, who was used to taking social events easily, that there was no pleasuring at all in the old village, though people were always saying how gay and delightful it _used_ to be and how many guests

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  • Although, to be used offensively, guns should be in strong masses, in order to strike a decisive blow on some single point; this is by no means the case when _used defensively_; for,

    A Treatise on the Tactical Use of the Three Arms: Infantry, Artillery, and Cavalry

  • I made this furniture polish, used it before our house guests arrived, and it worked BETTER than the lemon pledge I _used_ to use.

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  • I made this furniture polish, used it before our house guests arrived, and it worked BETTER than the lemon pledge I _used_ to use.

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  • I made this furniture polish, used it before our house guests arrived, and it worked BETTER than the lemon pledge I _used_ to use.

    More Hip Than Hippie Podcast

  • I made this furniture polish, used it before our house guests arrived, and it worked BETTER than the lemon pledge I _used_ to use.

    More Hip Than Hippie Podcast

  • I made this furniture polish, used it before our house guests arrived, and it worked BETTER than the lemon pledge I _used_ to use.

    More Hip Than Hippie Podcast

  • I made this furniture polish, used it before our house guests arrived, and it worked BETTER than the lemon pledge I _used_ to use.

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