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 \ˈyüs-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?
Recent Examples of useful from the Web
The region is also dominated by an environmentally sensitive rainforest, home to several indigenous cultures, and provides a useful barrier in hindering drug trafficking and the spread of diseases like foot-and-mouth into North America.
Nick Thompson, a scientist in the lab, hopes the simple route will make arm prostheses more accessible and useful to children.
Whether anticipating guests' needs will feel useful or creepy remains to be seen.
Amazon’s blimp patent cites deliveries to sporting events would be useful for consumer.
And like other voting machines adopted since the 2000 election, the paperless systems are nearing the end of their useful life — yet there is no comprehensive plan to replace them.
Can’t the industry settle on one useful video metric?
Fielding's seems determined to be a useful amenity in its neighborhood, which is north of The Woodlands Mall, where The Woodlands turns into Shenandoah.
Their labor was more necessary and useful than his, and also more honorable and respectable.
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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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