677. Use.

677. Use.NOUN. use; employ, employment; exercise, exercitation; application, appliance; adhibition, disposal; consumption; agency &c. (physical) 170; usufruct; usefulness &c. 644; benefit; recourse, resort, avail.

[Conversion to use] utilization, service, wear.

[Way of using] usage.

VERB. use, make use of, employ, put to use; put in action, put in operation, put in practice; set in motion, set to work.

ply, work, wield, handle, manipulate; play, play off; exert, exercise, practice, avail oneself of, profit by, resort to, have recourse to, recur to, take betake oneself to; take up with, take advantage of; lay one’s hands on, try.

render useful &c. 644; mold; turn to account, turn to use; convert to use, utilize; work up; call into play, bring into play; put into requisition; call forth, draw forth; press into service, enlist into the service; bring to bear upon, devote, dedicate, consecrate, apply, adhibit, dispose of; make a handle of, make a cat’s-paw of.

fall back upon, make a shift with; make the most of, make the best of.

use up, swallow up; consume, absorb, expend; tax, task, wear, put to task.

ADJ. in use; used &c. v.; well-worn, well-trodden.

useful &c. 644; subservient &c. (instrumental) 631.

PHR. La mouche du coche. [Fr.] {Proverb“The fly of the coach.” (From La Fontaine’s fable (7, 9). Signifies a busybody, who thinks that fussing-about is the same thing as being useful). }.

Publicum bonum privato est præferendum. [Lat.] {Maxim of Law“The public good must be preferred to private advantage.” }.

Qui sentit commodum, sentire debet et onus. [Lat.] {Maxim of Law“He who derives the advantage ought to sustain the burden.” }.

Who gave thee, O Beauty,
The keys of this breast,
Too credulous lover
Of blest and unblest?
Say, when in lapsed ages
Thee knew I of old?
Or what was the service
For which I was sold?

{Ralph Waldo Emerson—Ode to Beauty.}.

Non bene, crede mihi, servo servitur amico; / Sit liber, dominus qui volet esse meus. [Lat.] {Martialis—Epigrammata. Bk. II. 32. 7. “Service cannot be expected from a friend in service; let him be a freeman who wishes to be my master.” }

Even the blackest of them all, the crow,
Renders good service as your man-at-arms,
Crushing the beetle in his coat of mail,
And crying havoc on the slug and snail.

{Henry Wadsworth Longfellow—Tales of a Wayside Inn. The Poet’s Tale. Birds of Killingworth. St. 19.}.


Roget’s Thesaurus 1911. Compiled, edited and supplemented by Nicholas Shea. Dev version 1.7.9b Compiled on: 19 January 2022 at 05:16:38
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