usage note

Definition of usage note

:a short explanation about how a word or phrase is used
  • The dictionary includes many usage notes.

Word by Word Definitions

usage play
  1. : firmly established and generally accepted practice or procedure

  2. : a uniform certain reasonable lawful practice existing in a particular locality or occupation and binding persons entering into transactions chiefly on the basis of presumed familiarity

  3. : the way in which words and phrases are actually used (as in a particular form or sense) in a language community

note play
  1. : to notice or observe with care

  2. : to record or preserve in writing

  3. : to make special mention of or remark on

  1. : melody, song

  2. : tone

  3. : call, sound


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