Associations to the word «Usage»


USAGE, noun. The manner or the amount of using; use
USAGE, noun. Habit or accepted practice
USAGE, noun. (lexicography) The ways and contexts in which spoken and written words are used, determined by a lexicographer's intuition or from corpus analysis.
USAGE, noun. Correct or proper use of language, proclaimed by some authority.
USAGE, noun. Geographic, social, or temporal restrictions on the use of words.
USAGE SHARE, noun. Market share

Dictionary definition

USAGE, noun. The act of using; "he warned against the use of narcotic drugs"; "skilled in the utilization of computers".
USAGE, noun. Accepted or habitual practice.
USAGE, noun. The customary manner in which a language (or a form of a language) is spoken or written; "English usage"; "a usage borrowed from French".

Wise words

Words - so innocent and powerless as they are, as standing in a dictionary, how potent for good and evil they become in the hands of one who knows how to combine them.
Nathaniel Hawthorne