useful

  • 1 Useful — Use ful, a. Full of use, advantage, or profit; producing, or having power to produce, good; serviceable for any end or object; helpful toward advancing any purpose; beneficial; profitable; advantageous; as, vessels and instruments useful in a… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 useful — index applicable, beneficial, constructive (creative), contributory, convenient, disposable, effective ( …

    Law dictionary

  • 3 useful — 1590s, from USE (Cf. use) (n.) + FULL (Cf. full). Related: Usefully; usefulness …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 4 useful — [adj] beneficial, valuable advantageous, all purpose, applied, appropriate, brave, commodious, convenient, effective, favorable, fit, fruitful, functional, good, handy, helpful, instrumental, meet, of assistance, of service, of use, practicable,… …

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  • 5 useful — ► ADJECTIVE 1) able to be used for a practical purpose or in several ways. 2) informal very able or competent. DERIVATIVES usefully adverb usefulness noun …

    English terms dictionary

  • 6 useful — [yo͞os′fəl] adj. that can be used to advantage; serviceable; helpful; beneficial; often, having practical utility usefully adv. usefulness n …

    English World dictionary

  • 7 useful — use|ful W1S1 [ˈju:sfəl] adj helping you to do or get what you want ≠ ↑useless ▪ The book is full of useful information. ▪ Bar charts are a useful way of looking at sets of figures. ▪ The Internet is becoming a useful tool for investors. useful… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 8 useful */*/*/ — UK [ˈjuːsf(ə)l] / US [ˈjusf(ə)l] adjective Get it right: useful: Although the adjective full ends with a double l , adjectives like useful have only one l : Wrong: Find a more usefull spare time activity than driving around in a car. Right: Find… …

    English dictionary

  • 9 useful — use|ful [ jusfəl ] adjective *** helpful for doing or achieving something: Here s some useful information about travel in Canada. a useful tool/technique/gadget Her book is a useful contribution to our understanding of how Mozart worked. useful… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 10 useful — adj. VERBS ▪ be, look, prove, seem ▪ become ▪ make yourself ▪ She told Fred to make himself useful …

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  • 11 useful — / ju:sfFl/ adjective 1 helping you to do or get what you want: useful information | Dean s a really useful person to have around when things go wrong. | useful to sb: information that may be useful to the enemy | useful for sth: These yellow… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 12 useful — adj. 1) useful for, to (a combinatory dictionary is useful for/to students) 2) useful for, in (computers are useful in compiling statistics) 3) useful to + inf. (it s useful to know several foreign languages when you are traveling abroad = it s… …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 13 useful*/*/*/ — [ˈjuːsf(ə)l] adj helpful for doing or achieving something a useful tool/technique/gadget[/ex] Here s some useful information about travel in Canada.[/ex] I was useful to them because I could speak French.[/ex] That basket would be useful for… …

    Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • 14 useful — The basic quid pro quo contemplated by the Constitution and the congress for granting a patent monopoly is the benefit derived by the public from an invention with substantial utility. Specific benefit must exist in currently available form.… …

    Black's law dictionary

  • 15 useful — [[t]ju͟ːsfʊl[/t]] ♦♦ 1) ADJ GRADED If something is useful, you can use it to do something or to help you in some way. The slow cooker is very useful for people who go out all day... Hypnotherapy can be useful in helping you give up smoking... The …

    English dictionary

  • 16 useful — adj. 1 a of use; serviceable. b producing or able to produce good results (gave me some useful hints). 2 colloq. highly creditable or efficient (a useful performance). Phrases and idioms: make oneself useful perform useful services. useful load… …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 17 useful — usefully, adv. usefulness, n. /yoohs feuhl/, adj. 1. being of use or service; serving some purpose; advantageous, helpful, or of good effect: a useful member of society. 2. of practical use, as for doing work; producing material results;… …

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  • 18 useful — /ˈjusfəl / (say yoohsfuhl) adjective 1. being of use or service; serving some purpose; serviceable, advantageous, helpful, or of good effect. 2. of practical use, as for doing work; producing material results; supplying common needs: the useful… …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 19 useful — adjective Date: 1595 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 > • usefully adverb …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 20 useful — adjective 1) a useful multipurpose tool Syn: functional, practical, handy, convenient, utilitarian, serviceable, of use, of service Ant: useless 2) a useful experience Syn …

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