adjective Date: 14th century 1. employed in accomplishing something 2. that has endured use; specifically secondhand <
a used car
3. accustomed, habituated

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  • Used — may refer to:*Used good, goods of any type that have been used before *Used (Huesca), a village in Huesca, Aragon, Spain *Used, Zaragoza, a town in Zaragoza, Aragon, Spain *Used (song), a song by Rocket from the Crypt from their 1995 album Scream …   Wikipedia

  • used — [juːzd] adjective used car/​clothes etc cars, clothes etc that have had one or more previous owners; = pre owned AmE; SECOND HAND * * * used UK US /juːzd/ adjective ► COMMERCE used goods, cars, etc. have belonged to someone else and are not new… …   Financial and business terms

  • used — [ juzd ] adjective *** 1. ) owned by someone else before you: SECOND HAND: a used car salesman 2. ) no longer completely clean because of having been used: a used towel …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • used — (adj.) second hand, 1590s, pp. adjective from USE (Cf. use) (v.). To be used to “accustomed, familiar” is recorded by 1520s. Verbal phrase used to formerly did or was (as in I used to love her) represents a construction attested from c.1300,… …   Etymology dictionary

  • used — ► ADJECTIVE 1) having already been used. 2) second hand …   English terms dictionary

  • used — [yo͞ozd ]: see note at use vt., vi. pt. & pp. of USE adj. 1. that has been used 2. SECONDHAND …   English World dictionary

  • used — index dilapidated, old, trite Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • used — [adj] secondhand hand me down, nearly new, not new, passed down, pre owned, recycled, worn; concepts 334,567,574 …   New thesaurus

  • used — I MODAL USES AND PHRASES ♦♦ (Pronounced [[t]ju͟ːst[/t]] in used 1, and [[t]ju͟ːzd[/t]] in used 2.) 1) PHR MODAL If something used to be done or used to be the case, it was done regularly in the past or was the case in the past. People used to… …   English dictionary

  • Used — Use Use, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Used}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Using}.] [OE. usen, F. user to use, use up, wear out, LL. usare to use, from L. uti, p. p. usus, to use, OL. oeti, oesus; of uncertain origin. Cf. {Utility}.] [1913 Webster] 1. To make use of; …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • used — I /ju:st/ adj. (cannot stand alone) accustomed to be; get used to (she is used to working hard; to get used to hard work) II /ju:zd/ adj. employed used for (this machine is used for making copies) * * * [juːzd] get used to (she is used to working …   Combinatory dictionary

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