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Meaning of used by Wiktionary Dictionary



    • ( past of use ): enPR: yo͞ozd, IPA: /juːzd/, X-SAMPA: /ju:zd/
    • ( auxiliary verb ): IPA: /juːzd/, /juːst/
    • Rhymes: -uːst



    1. Simple past tense and past participle of use.
      You used me!
    2. ( intransitive, as an auxiliary verb, now only in past tense ) to perform habitually; to be accustomed [to doing something]
      He used to live here, but moved away last year .


    used ( no comparative or superlative )

    1. That is or has or have been used .
      The ground was littered with used syringes left behind by drug abusers .
    2. That has or have previously been owned by someone else .
      He bought a used car .
    3. Familiar through use; usual; accustomed .
      I got used to this weather .


    Derived terms

    • usedness

    See also



Explanation of used by Wordnet Dictionary


    1. previously used or owned by another

    2. bought a secondhand ( or used ) car
    3. employed in accomplishing something

    4. the principle of surprise is the most used and misused of all the principles of war- H.H.Arnold & I.C.Eaker
    5. of persons

    6. after going out of his way to help his friend get the job he felt not appreciated but used