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>
usefullyplay \-fə-lē\ adverb
Examples of useful in a sentence
Does anyone have any useful suggestions?
It can be useful to know CPR.
The Internet is useful for finding information quickly.
She has become one of the team's most useful players.
Why don't you do something useful with your life?
First Known Use of useful
USEFUL Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of useful for English Language Learners
: helping to do or achieve something
USEFUL Defined for Kids
Definition of useful for Students
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>
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