• (RP) IPA: /juːzd/
  • (past of use) enPR: yo͞ozd, IPA: /juːzd/
  • (auxiliary verb) IPA: /juːzd/, /juːst/
  1. Simple past tense and past participle of use
    • 1948, Carey McWilliams, North from Mexico / The Spanish-Speaking People of The United States, J. B. Lippincott Company, page 75
      In 1866 Colonel J. F. Meline noted that the rebozo had almost disappeared in Santa Fe and that hoop skirts, on sale in the stores, were being widely used.
    You used me!
  2. (intransitive, as an auxiliary verb, now only in past tense) to perform habitually; to be accustomed [to doing something]
    He used to live here, but moved away last year.


  1. That is or has or have been used.
    The ground was littered with used syringes left behind by drug abusers.
  2. That has or have previously been owned by someone else.
    He bought a used car.
  3. Familiar through use; usual; accustomed.
    • 1965, Bob Dylan, Like a Rolling Stone
      Nobody's ever taught you how to live out on the street and now you're gonna have to get used to it.
    I got used to this weather.
Synonyms Antonyms
  • (having been used) unused
  • (previously owned by someone else) new
  • Portuguese: usado
  • Russian: испо́льзуемый
  • Spanish: usado
Translations Translations
  • Portuguese: acostumado
  • Russian: привы́кший

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