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Used Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    used adj
  1. employed in accomplishing something; "the principle of surprise is the most used and misused of all the principles of war"- H.H.Arnold & I.C.Eaker [ant: misused]
  2. of persons; taken advantage of; "after going out of his way to help his friend get the job he felt not appreciated but used" [syn: exploited, ill-used, put-upon, victimized, victimised]
  3. previously used or owned by another; "bought a secondhand (or used) car" [syn: secondhand]
Used Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    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.]
  1. To make use of; to convert to one's service; to avail one's self of; to employ; to put a purpose; as, to use a plow; to use a chair; to use time; to use flour for food; to use water for irrigation. Launcelot Gobbo, use your legs. --Shak. Some other means I have which may be used. --Milton.
  2. To behave toward; to act with regard to; to treat; as, to use a beast cruelly. ``I will use him well.'' --Shak. How wouldst thou use me now? --Milton. Cato has used me ill. --Addison.
  3. To practice customarily; to make a practice of; as, to use diligence in business. Use hospitality one to another. --1 Pet. iv. 9.
  4. To accustom; to habituate; to render familiar by practice; to inure; -- employed chiefly in the passive participle; as, men used to cold and hunger; soldiers used to hardships and danger. I am so used in the fire to blow. --Chaucer. Thou with thy compeers, Used to the yoke, draw'st his triumphant wheels. --Milton. To use one's self, to behave. [Obs.] ``Pray, forgive me, if I have used myself unmannerly.'' --Shak. To use up. (a) To consume or exhaust by using; to leave nothing of; as, to use up the supplies. (b) To exhaust; to tire out; to leave no capacity of force or use in; to overthrow; as, he was used up by fatigue. [Colloq.] Syn: Employ. Usage: Use, Employ. We use a thing, or make use of it,
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  • The Used: The Used is an American rock band from Orem, Utah . The band was founded in 2001 and signed to Reprise Records the same year. ...
  • Used good: A second-hand or used good is one that is being purchased by or otherwise transferred to a second or later end user . A used good can ...
  • Used car: A used car, a pre-owned vehicle, or a second hand car, is a vehicle that has previously had one or more retail owners. Used cars are sold ...
  • Used book: A used book or secondhand book is a book which has been owned before by an owner other than the publisher or retailer , usually by an ...

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* My father always used to say that when you die, if you've got five real friends, then you've had a great life. - Lee Iacocca

* Certainly one of the chief guarantees of freedom under any government, no matter how popular and respected, is the right of the citizens to keep and bear arms. This is not to say that firearms should not be carefully used and that definite safety rules of precaution should not be taught and enforced. But the right of the citizens to bear arms is just one guarantee against arbitrary government and one more safeguard against a tyranny which now appears remote in America, but which historically has proved to be always possible. - Hubert Humphrey

* I want to be thoroughly used up when I die, for the harder I work the more I live. I rejoice in life for its own sake. - George Bernard Shaw


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