noun, plural u·til·i·ties.
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Origin of utility
OTHER WORDS FROM utilitynon·u·til·i·ty, noun, plural non·u·til·i·ties.
Example sentences from the Web for utility
The popularity of solar leasing is inspiring moves like this by utilities.
Utilities and real estate developers would start making home-charging stations standard rather than expensive extras.Tesla’s Radical Patent Move is a Plot to Take Over the Road|Daniel Gross|June 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In California, for example, the utilities earn profits even as people and businesses use less energy.
For the first time, utilities nationwide will have a financial incentive to decrease electricity usage.
And in 43 states, utilities are required to buy the power that a rooftop system produces but does not use.
This, by the way, was in line with the new slogan put out by the boss and his boosters: "Own your own Utilities."The Wreckers|Francis Lynde
Second, that the people in each state own and control the utilities that come in contact with the people on a state-wide scale.Communism and Christianism|William Montgomery Brown
Even the utilities that are becoming the custom of our time, have their refining and exalting influences.
Besides, it may occur that some one in the future will discover in it utilities which at present are not seen.Treatise on Light|Christiaan Huygens
Its plainest utilities bloom into loveliness, and to a devout ear sing out in anthems.
British Dictionary definitions for utility
noun plural -ties
- the quality of practical use; usefulness; serviceability
- (as modifier)a utility fabric
- a public service, such as the bus system; public utility
- (as modifier)utility vehicle
- the ability of a commodity to satisfy human wants
- the amount of such satisfactionSee disutility