1 way/amount that sth is used
heavy, high

high energy usage


With normal usage, the equipment should last at least five years.


Drug usage by teenagers has increased in recent years.

electricity, energy, fuel, power, water
computer, email, Internet, Web
cellphone (AmE), mobile-phone (BrE)
monitor, track
go up, grow, increase
drop, go down
level, rate
data, information
usage of

Usage of computers in schools is increasing.

2 way that words are used
common, everyday, general, normal, ordinary, popular

That word is no longer in common usage.

contemporary, current, modern

a book on current English usage


Actual usage of the word is different from the meaning given in the dictionary.

correct, proper
American, English, etc.
language, linguistic, word
come into, enter

The term ‘ecotourism’ entered common usage in the 1990s.

in usage

The word has a slightly different meaning in popular usage.

pattern of usage

Dictionaries show typical patterns of usage.

Collocations dictionary. 2013.


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  • usage — us|age [ jusıdʒ ] noun * 1. ) uncount the way words are used by people when they speak and write their language: There are some major differences between British and American usage. in common usage: technical terms that are now in common usage a… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • usagé — usagé …   Dictionnaire des rimes

  • usage — [ yzaʒ ] n. m. • XIIe; du lat. usus → us I ♦ 1 ♦ (1190) Le fait d appliquer, de faire agir (un objet, une matière), pour obtenir un effet, que cet objet, cette matière subsiste (⇒ utilisation), disparaisse (⇒ consommation) ou se modifie e …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • usagé — usage [ yzaʒ ] n. m. • XIIe; du lat. usus → us I ♦ 1 ♦ (1190) Le fait d appliquer, de faire agir (un objet, une matière), pour obtenir un effet, que cet objet, cette matière subsiste (⇒ utilisation), disparaisse (⇒ …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • usage — Usage, m. penac. C est ce que le Latin dit Vsus, dont il descend. Usage aussi se prent pour coustume, et selon ce on trouve souvent au coustumier de France ces deux mots Usage, et coustume pour une mesme chose, d autant que coustume n est autre… …   Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • usage — Usage. s. m. Coustume, pratique receuë. Long, constant, perpetuel, ancien usage. c estoit l usage du pays, du temps. cela est receu par l usage. c est l usage. l usage le veut ainsi. l usage est le maistre des langues vivantes. ce mot n est pas… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • Usage — Us age, n. [F. usage, LL. usaticum. See {Use}.] [1913 Webster] 1. The act of using; mode of using or treating; treatment; conduct with respect to a person or a thing; as, good usage; ill usage; hard usage. [1913 Webster] My brother Is prisoner to …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • usage — us·age / yü sij, zij/ n: an habitual or uniform practice esp. in an area or trade compare custom Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. us …   Law dictionary

  • usage — UK US /ˈjuːsɪdʒ/ noun [U] ► the process of using something: »The software allows marketers to track the usage patterns of each customer. ► the amount of something used, such as energy, internet time, etc.: »The plan offers unlimited internet… …   Financial and business terms

  • usagé — usagé, ée (u za jé, jée) adj. Terme familier. Qui a de l usage. Les femmes les moins usagées. HISTORIQUE    XVe s. •   Usagés es faits d armes, FROISS. II, II, 184. SUPPLÉMENT AU DICTIONNAIRE    USAGÉ. Ajoutez :2° Qui a servi, qui a fait de l… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • usage — (n.) c.1300, established practice, custom, from Anglo Fr. and O.Fr. usage custom, habit, experience, from us, from L. usus use, custom (see USE (Cf. use)) …   Etymology dictionary

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