n. plural Rough iron forgings sold to be subsequently worked down into finished shapes in the forge, or heating furnace, by hammer or press. They are used also for porter-bars, or to build up larger forgings not made from an ingot.n. The act of employing anything, or the state of being employed; employment; application; conversion to a purpose, especially a profitable purpose.n. That property of a thing (or character of a person) which renders it suitable for a purpose; adaptability to the attainment of an end; usefulness; availability; utility; serviceableness; service; convenience; help; profit: as, a thing of no use.n. Need for employing; occasion to employ; necessity; exigency; need.n. Continued or repeated practice or employment; custom; wont; usage; habit.n. Common occurrence; ordinary experience.n. Interest for money; usury. [Obsolete or archaic.]n. That part of a sermon devoted to a practical application of the doctrine expounded.n. In liturgics, the distinctive ritual and liturgical forms and observances, collectively and singly, of a particular church, diocese, group of dioceses, or community; as, Sarum use; Aberdeen use; Anglican use; Roman use.n. To have no liking for.To employ for the attainment of some purpose or end; avail one's self of.To employ; expend; consume; as, to use flour for food; to use water for irrigation.To practise or employ, in a general way; do, exercise, etc.To practise customarily; make a practice of.To act or behave toward; treat; as, to use one well or ill.To accustom; habituate; render familiar by practice; inure: common in the past participle: as, soldiers used to hardships.To frequent; visit often or habitually.To comport; behave; demean: used reflexively.To have sexual intercourse with.To exhaust, as one's means or strength; wear out; leave no force or capacity in; as, the man is completely used up.To be accustomed; practise customarily; be in the habit; as, he used to go there regularly.To be wont; be customary; customarily be, do, or effect something specified.To be accustomed to go; linger or stay habitually; dwell.To communicate; receive the eucharist.n. In law, the benefit or profit (with power to direct disposal) of property—technically of lands and tenements—in the possession of another who simply holds them for the beneficiary; the equitable ownership of lands the legal title to which is in another.n. Charitable uses, Charitable Uses Act.n. In customary practice or observance.n. a use, confidence, or trust in any hereditaments should be deemed and adjudged in lawful seizin, estate, and possession of the same estate that he had in use—that is, that he, instead of the nominal grantee or trustee, should become the full legal owner. This principle has been adopted by provisions, known by the same title, in the legislation of most of the United States.