• the act of using;
    • "he warned against the use of narcotic drugs"
  • what something is used for;
    • "ballet is beautiful but what use is it?"
  • a particular service;
    • "he put his knowledge to good use"
    • "patrons have their uses"
  • (economics) the utilization of economic goods to satisfy needs or in manufacturing;
  • (psychology) an automatic pattern of behavior in reaction to a specific situation; may be inherited or acquired through frequent repetition;
    • "long use had hardened him to it"
  • exerting shrewd or devious influence especially for one's own advantage;
  • (law) the exercise of the legal right to enjoy the benefits of owning property;
    • "we were given the use of his boat"
  • put into service; make work or employ for a particular purpose or for its inherent or natural purpose;
    • "use your head!"
    • "we only use Spanish at home"
    • "I can't use this tool"
    • "use the plastic bags to store the food"
    • "He doesn't know how to use a computer"
  • take or consume (regularly or habitually);
    • "She uses drugs rarely"
  • use up, consume fully;
  • seek or achieve an end by using to one's advantage;
    • "She uses her influential friends to get jobs"
    • "The president's wife used her good connections"
  • avail oneself to;
    • "use care when going down the stairs"
    • "use your common sense"
  • habitually do something (use only in the past tense);
    • "She used to call her mother every week but now she calls only occasionally"
    • "I used to get sick when I ate in that dining hall"
    • "They used to vacation in the Bahamas"
  • USE v USED, USING, USES to put into service

Scrabble Score: 3

use is a valid Scrabble (US) TWL word

use is a valid Scrabble Word in Merriam-Webster MW Dictionary

use is a valid Scrabble Word in International Collins CSW Dictionary

Words With Friends Score: 4

use is a valid Words With Friends word