[ US /ˈjusədʒ, ˈjusɪdʒ/ ]
[ UK /jˈuːsɪd‍ʒ/ ]
NOUN
  1. the customary manner in which a language (or a form of a language) is spoken or written
    English usage
    a usage borrowed from French
  2. accepted or habitual practice
  3. the act of using
    skilled in the utilization of computers
    he warned against the use of narcotic drugs
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How To Use usage In A Sentence

  • In present-day usage, despite Fowler's strictures, concern for classical and linguistic purity is minimal and the coining of etymological hybrids is casual and massive.
  • What I really liked, from my white boy point-of-view, was Eddie taking a brief second to explain his continual usage of the N-word: because its power is lessened the more it's used.
  • Such a usage is ethically unacceptable, politically manipulative and decidedly unhistorical.
  • Machines soon wear out under rough usage.
  • Nevertheless, CNN has talked to a "language analyst" who gets paid to "[analyze and catalogue] trends in word usage and word choice and their impact on culture," and they report that Obama was too "professorial," and now America is at grave risk of not passing its midterm exams on the oil spill. Obama Oil Spill Speech Criticized By CNN's Language Analyst For Not Being Moronic Enough [UPDATE]
  • The fresh sausage most widely eaten is fresh pork sausage.
  • To solve the low quality of pork sausage, HACCP system was introduced.
  • Like sausages, bacon tends to be very salty and may also be preserved with the chemical sodium nitrite, which has been linked to an increased risk of stomach cancer.
  • And Bob and uh others … I was pointing a usage of the word enjoy in a specific way … made possible by todays culture of "enjoy" that is distinctly different from the way the Westminster catechesim uses the word. Reclaiming the Mission
  • This usage proceeded, in part, from the notion of consanguinity between every member of a clan, even of the lowest degree, to his chieftain, and the affability and courtesy with which the head was in the habit of treating those over whom he ruled. Memoirs of the Jacobites of 1715 and 1745. Volume I.
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