Dictionary

useful

adjective use·ful \ˈyüs-fəl\

: helping to do or achieve something

Full Definition of USEFUL

1
:  capable of being put to use; especially :  serviceable for an end or purpose <useful tools>
2
:  of a valuable or productive kind <do something useful with your life>
use·ful·ly \-fə-lē\ adverb

Examples of USEFUL

  1. Does anyone have any useful suggestions?
  2. It can be useful to know CPR.
  3. The Internet is useful for finding information quickly.
  4. She has become one of the team's most useful players.
  5. Why don't you do something useful with your life?

First Known Use of USEFUL

1595
USEFULLY Defined for Kids

useful

adjective use·ful \ˈyüs-fəl\

Definition of USEFUL for Kids

1
:  capable of being put to use :  usable <useful scraps of material>
2
:  helpful in doing or achieving something <If you are ever planning a vacation, you may find it useful to acquire a guidebook … — Lemony Snicket, The Miserable Mill>
use·ful·ly \-fə-lē\ adverb
use·ful·ness noun

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: useful loadPrevious Word in the Dictionary: useeAll Words Near: useful
July 05, 2015
bunkum Hear it
insincere or foolish talk
Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!
How to use a word that (literally) drives some people nuts.
Test your vocab with our fun, fast game
Ailurophobia, and 9 other unusual fears