- useful [yo͞os′fəl]adj.that can be used to advantage; serviceable; helpful; beneficial; often, having practical utilityusefullyadv.usefulnessn.
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Useful — Use ful, a. Full of use, advantage, or profit; producing, or having power to produce, good; serviceable for any end or object; helpful toward advancing any purpose; beneficial; profitable; advantageous; as, vessels and instruments useful in a… … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
useful — index applicable, beneficial, constructive (creative), contributory, convenient, disposable, effective ( … Law dictionary
useful — 1590s, from USE (Cf. use) (n.) + FULL (Cf. full). Related: Usefully; usefulness … Etymology dictionary
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useful — ► ADJECTIVE 1) able to be used for a practical purpose or in several ways. 2) informal very able or competent. DERIVATIVES usefully adverb usefulness noun … English terms dictionary
useful — use|ful W1S1 [ˈju:sfəl] adj helping you to do or get what you want ≠ ↑useless ▪ The book is full of useful information. ▪ Bar charts are a useful way of looking at sets of figures. ▪ The Internet is becoming a useful tool for investors. useful… … Dictionary of contemporary English
useful */*/*/ — UK [ˈjuːsf(ə)l] / US [ˈjusf(ə)l] adjective Get it right: useful: Although the adjective full ends with a double l , adjectives like useful have only one l : Wrong: Find a more usefull spare time activity than driving around in a car. Right: Find… … English dictionary
useful — use|ful [ jusfəl ] adjective *** helpful for doing or achieving something: Here s some useful information about travel in Canada. a useful tool/technique/gadget Her book is a useful contribution to our understanding of how Mozart worked. useful… … Usage of the words and phrases in modern English
useful — adj. VERBS ▪ be, look, prove, seem ▪ become ▪ make yourself ▪ She told Fred to make himself useful … Collocations dictionary
useful — / ju:sfFl/ adjective 1 helping you to do or get what you want: useful information | Dean s a really useful person to have around when things go wrong. | useful to sb: information that may be useful to the enemy | useful for sth: These yellow… … Longman dictionary of contemporary English