Definition of "using" [using]

  • To put into service or action; employ for a given purpose (verb)
  • To make a practice or habit of employing; exercise (verb)
  • To behave towards (verb)
  • To behave towards in a particular way for one's own ends (verb)
  • To consume, expend, or exhaust (verb)
  • To partake of (alcoholic drink, drugs, etc) or smoke (tobacco, marijuana, etc) (verb)
  • The act of using or the state of being used (noun)
  • The ability, right, or permission to use (noun)
  • The occasion to use; need (noun)
  • An instance or manner of using (noun)
  • Usefulness; advantage (noun)
  • Custom; practice; habit (noun)
  • The purpose for which something is used; end (noun)
  • A distinctive form of liturgical or ritual observance, esp one that is traditional in a Church or group of Churches (noun)
  • The enjoyment of property, land, etc, by occupation or by deriving revenue or other benefit from it (noun)
  • The beneficial enjoyment of property the legal title to which is held by another person as trustee (noun)
  • The occurrence of an expression in such a context that it performs its own linguistic function rather than being itself referred to. In "Fido" refers to Fido, the name Fido is 'used' only on the second occurrence, first being mentioned (noun)
  • Present participle of use. (verb) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016 : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "using" in a sentence
  • "In February 2006 at the TED conference (an exclusive gathering of physicists, artists, futurists, comedians and Al Gore), Han gave a talk using a 36in x 27in touchscreen that wowed people by doing what iPhone users now take for granted: moving things around ­using his hands and fingers (you can find this on YouTube)."
  • "Among the prevalent habits of students by which the eyes are injured, the same writer mentions the irritation produced by rubbing them on awaking in the morning, a practice which has in some cases occasioned permanent and incurable disease; reading while the body is in a recumbent position; using the eyes too early after the system has been affected with serious disease; exercising them too much in the examination of minute objects; the popular plan of _using green spectacles_, and _the use of tobacco_."
  • "Eco-friendly, earth friendly, and green all usually mean organic, free of insecticides and pesticides, and many times the label using that term supports charities and small local businesses in third-world countries."