used

[ yoozd or for 4, yoost ]
/ yuzd or for 4, yust /

adjective

previously used or owned; secondhand: a used car.
showing wear or being worn out: a thrift shop that accepts used clothing.
employed for a purpose; utilized: a frequently used dictionary.

Idioms

    used to, accustomed or habituated to: I'm not used to cold weather. They weren't used to getting up so early.

Origin of used

Middle English word dating back to 1325–75; see origin at use, -ed2

Related forms

half-used, adjectivewell-used, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for well-used (1 of 2)

well-used


adjective (well used when postpositive)

used or employed often or for a long time; well-worn

British Dictionary definitions for well-used (2 of 2)

used

/ (juːzd) /

adjective

bought or sold second-handused cars
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Idioms and Phrases with well-used

used


In addition to the idiom beginning with used

  • used to

also see:

  • it takes getting used to

Also see underuse.

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