Definition of


  1. (noun, act) accepted or habitual practice
  2. (noun, act) the act of using
    skilled in the utilization of computers
  3. (noun, communication) the customary manner in which a language (or a form of a language) is spoken or written
    a usage borrowed from French

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Origin of the word Usage

  1. c.1300, "established practice, custom," from Anglo-Fr. and O.Fr. usage "custom, habit, experience," from us, from L. usus "use, custom" (see use). more

via Online Etymology Dictionary, ©2001 Douglas Harper

Words that sound like Usage

u.k., u.s., u.s. house, u.s.a., uca, uk, ukase, uke, us, us house, usa, use, ushas, usss, uuq, ux., uzi

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