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.
Words nearby utility
Example sentences from the Web for utility
The restaurant, which, according to the post, is only bringing in about 10 percent of the revenue it did before the pandemic, still has rent, payroll, and utilities to cover.Is the Government Just Going to Watch the Restaurant Industry Die?|Elazar Sontag|August 28, 2020|Eater
Scores of utilities announced their own voluntary moratoriums.Bans on electricity shutoffs for 76 million Americans are being lifted|Michael J. Coren|August 27, 2020|Quartz
The utility giant announced that two of its employees lost their jobs over allegations they had taken bribes from the company, known as Bay Area Concrete Recycling.The Mystery House: How a Suspicious Multimillion Dollar Real Estate Deal Is Connected to California’s Deadliest Fire|by Scott Morris, Bay City News Foundation|August 26, 2020|ProPublica
They also advise passing on REITs, telecom, and multi-utilities.12 value stocks to buy right now—and 3 to avoid—according to Bank of America|Anne Sraders|August 25, 2020|Fortune
In getting the patent, Cansino had to demonstrate that its candidate qualifies as an invention, meaning that it was able to show a new “inventive step” and “utility,” says Mercurio.China just issued its first COVID vaccine patent. What it means for the vaccine race|Grady McGregor|August 18, 2020|Fortune
But those weapons are of limited utility, especially during close-in fights.New U.S. Stealth Jet Can’t Fire Its Gun Until 2019|Dave Majumdar|December 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In essence, he “invented” the idea of a utility company, which would power the light bulbs and other devices people might plug in.
According to the courts, the Internet is not considered a utility and therefore not subject to such regulations.Porn Fights For Your Right to Surf: Pornhub, YouPorn, and Redtube Lead Charge For Net Neutrality|Aurora Snow|September 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In 2010, in what it says was the first such effort by a U.S. utility, APS placed panels on 125 homes in Flagstaff—for no charge.
Much like Cosmo itself, the slideshow is pretty to look at but lacking in substance and utility.I Tried Cosmo’s Lesbian Sex Tips and They Were Terrible|Samantha Allen|July 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
To place wit above sense is to place superfluity above utility.Pearls of Thought|Maturin M. Ballou
These Eskimos were very fond of kite-flying, for its own sake, without reference to utility!The Giant of the North|R.M. Ballantyne
They have well established their utility in different parts of the kingdom, and any number would sell.
It will therefore prove an investigation of greater utility to the public than anything yet introduced.
There is no wood of any size to be procured among the islands, which is a great drawback upon its utility as a port.
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