used

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adjective \ˈyüzd, in the phrase “used to” usually ˈyüs(t)\

Definition of used

  1. 1 :  employed in accomplishing something

  2. 2 :  that has endured use; specifically :  secondhand a used car

  3. 3 :  accustomed, habituated

Examples of used in a Sentence

  1. The books on this shelf are used.

  2. my grandmother has spent her whole life on the farm and is used to working hard

Recent Examples of used from the Web

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First Known Use of used

15th century



USED Defined for English Language Learners

used

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adjective

Definition of used for English Language Learners

  • : having been used before

  • : having had a previous owner


USED Defined for Kids

used

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adjective \ˈyüzd, 2 often ˈyüst before “to”\

Definition of used for Students

  1. 1 :  secondhand 1 Dad bought a used car.

  2. 2 :  having the habit of doing or putting up with something He's used to flying.



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