Visit the forum if you have a language query!

used

Definition from Dictionary, a free dictionary
There's night and day, brother, both sweet things; sun, moon, and stars, brother, all sweet things; there's likewise a wind on the heath. Life is very sweet, brother; who would wish to die?
George Borrow
Jump to: navigation, search
Wikipedia-logo-en.png
Wikipedia has articles on:
Wikipedia

English

Pronunciation

Verb

used

  1. Simple past tense and past participle of use.
    • 1948, Carey McWilliams, North from Mexico / The Spanish-Speaking People of The United States, J. B. Lippincott Company, page 75
      In 1866 Colonel J. F. Meline noted that the rebozo had almost disappeared in Santa Fe and that hoop skirts, on sale in the stores, were being widely used.
  2. abused, exploited, took unfair advantage of. [derogatory]
    You used me!
  3. (intransitive, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) to perform habitually; to be accustomed [to doing something]
    He used to live here, but moved away last year.

Adjective

used (no comparative or superlative)

  1. That is or has or have been used.
    The ground was littered with used syringes left behind by drug abusers.
  2. That has or have previously been owned by someone else.
    He bought a used car.

Synonyms

  • (that has or have been used)
  • (that has or have previously been owned by someone else): second-hand

Antonyms

  • (that has or have been used): unused
  • (that has or have previously been owned by someone else): new

Translations

Anagrams

See also

Elsewhere on the web

En-En

En-It

En-Fr

En-El

En-Sp

En-Mul

En-De

OnelookIATEIATEIATEIATEProZDict.cc
WordnikIATELinguee
GoogleIATE