- 1. verb /juːzd,juːzd,juːst/to perform habitually; to be accustomed [to doing something]
In 1866 Colonel J. F. Meline noted that the rebozo<!Italic in original had almost disappeared in Santa Fe and that hoop skirts, on sale in the stores, were being widely used.2. adjective /juːzd,juːzd,juːst/a) That is or has or have been used.
The ground was littered with used syringes left behind by drug abusers.b) That has or have previously been owned by someone else.
He bought a used car.
Look at other dictionaries:
used to — W2S1 [ˈju:st tu:] modal v 1.) if something used to happen, it happened regularly or all the time in the past, but does not happen now ▪ He used to go to our school. ▪ We re eating out more often than we used to. did not use to do sth ▪ You didn t … Dictionary of contemporary English
used to — used to1 [ just tu ] modal verb *** Used to is usually followed by an infinitive: We used to swim in the river. But sometimes the following infinitive is left out: I don t play golf now, but I used to. Used to only exists as a past tense.… … Usage of the words and phrases in modern English
Used — may refer to:*Used good, goods of any type that have been used before *Used (Huesca), a village in Huesca, Aragon, Spain *Used, Zaragoza, a town in Zaragoza, Aragon, Spain *Used (song), a song by Rocket from the Crypt from their 1995 album Scream … Wikipedia
used — [juːzd] adjective used car/clothes etc cars, clothes etc that have had one or more previous owners; = pre owned AmE; SECOND HAND * * * used UK US /juːzd/ adjective ► COMMERCE used goods, cars, etc. have belonged to someone else and are not new… … Financial and business terms
used — [ juzd ] adjective *** 1. ) owned by someone else before you: SECOND HAND: a used car salesman 2. ) no longer completely clean because of having been used: a used towel … Usage of the words and phrases in modern English
used — (adj.) second hand, 1590s, pp. adjective from USE (Cf. use) (v.). To be used to вЂњaccustomed, familiarвЂќ is recorded by 1520s. Verbal phrase used to formerly did or was (as in I used to love her) represents a construction attested from c.1300,… … Etymology dictionary
used to — (something/doing something) familiar with something. He s used to beginning without me because I m almost always late. His clothes and manners show he s used to being a celebrity. It s not easy getting used to cold weather if you ve been brought… … New idioms dictionary
used-up — used upˈ adjective Exhausted • • • Main Entry: ↑use * * * used up «YOOZD UHP», adjective. 1. Informal. thoroughly exhausted by physical exertion; tired out. 2. worn out or made useless, as by hard work, age, or dissipation: »[He] is by now a… … Useful english dictionary
used\ to\ be — • used to be • did use to be v. phr. Formerly or once was. Mary used to be small; but she has grown up. Dick used to be the best pitcher on the team last year; now two other pitchers are better than he is … Словарь американских идиом
used to — (do something) to have done something in the past. A young lady who used to work in my office had seven brothers! We used to visit our parents at Christmas every year … New idioms dictionary
used — ► ADJECTIVE 1) having already been used. 2) second hand … English terms dictionary