AskDefine | Define used

Dictionary Definition

used adj
1 employed in accomplishing something; "the principle of surprise is the most used and misused of all the principles of war"- H.H.Arnold & I.C.Eaker [ant: misused]
2 of persons; taken advantage of; "after going out of his way to help his friend get the job he felt not appreciated but used" [syn: exploited, ill-used, put-upon, victimized, victimised]
3 previously used or owned by another; "bought a secondhand (or used) car" [syn: secondhand]

User Contributed Dictionary



  • yo͞ozd, /juːzd/, /ju:zd/
  • Rhymes: -uːst


  1. past of use
  2. abused, exploited, took unfair advantage of. [derogatory]
    You used me! [/her/him/them]


  1. That is or has or have been used.
    The ground was littered with used syringes left behind by drug abusers.
  2. That has or have previously been owned by someone else.
    He bought a used car.


  • (that has or have been used)
  • (that has or have previously been owned by someone else): second-hand


  • (that has or have been used): unused
  • (that has or have previously been owned by someone else): new


That is or has or have been used
  • Finnish: käytetty
  • Greek: μεταχειρισμένος (metacheirisménos)
That has or have previously been owned by someone else
  • Finnish: käytetty
  • Greek: μεταχειρισμένος (metacheirisménos)


See also

Extensive Definition

Used may refer to:
used in Spanish: Used

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

ablated, acquainted with, adapted to, applied, by the board, cast-off, consumed, depleted, dissipated, down the drain, employed, eroded, exercised, exerted, expended, familiar with, forfeit, forfeited, gone, gone to waste, hand-me-down, in use, irretrievable, long-lost, lost, lost to, misspent, not new, occupied, old, out the window, pawed-over, run to seed, secondhand, shrunken, spent, squandered, unnew, used to, used up, wasted, worn, worn away
Privacy Policy, About Us, Terms and Conditions, Contact Us
Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.2
Material from Wikipedia, Wiktionary, Dict
Valid HTML 4.01 Strict, Valid CSS Level 2.1