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use·ful

 (yo͞os′fəl)
adj.
1. Having a beneficial use; serviceable: a useful kitchen gadget.
2. Being of practical use: a useful job; useful members of society.

use′ful·ly adv.
use′ful·ness n.
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useful

(ˈjuːsfʊl)
adj
1. able to be used advantageously, beneficially, or for several purposes; helpful or serviceable
2. informal commendable or capable: a useful term's work.
n
(Professions) informal Austral an odd-jobman or general factotum
ˈusefully adv
ˈusefulness n
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use•ful

(ˈyus fəl)

adj.
1. being of use or service; serving some purpose; advantageous, helpful, or of good effect: a useful member of society.
2. of practical use; producing material results; supplying common needs.
[1585–95]
use′ful•ly, adv.
use′ful•ness, n.
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useful

  • alpha version, preview version, beta version - Alpha version describes a development status that usually means the first complete version of a program or application, which is most likely unstable, but is useful to show what the product will do to, usually, a selected group—and is also called preview version; the beta version is usually the last version before wide release, often tested by users under real-world conditions.
  • index fossil - One useful for dating and demonstrating the relation between strata in which it is found.
  • putti - Cupids that make themselves useful, as in old paintings; the singular is putto.
  • decorative arts - Any of the arts that create entities that are both useful and beautiful.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.useful - being of use or serviceuseful - being of use or service; "the girl felt motherly and useful"; "a useful job"; "a useful member of society"
effective, effectual, efficacious - producing or capable of producing an intended result or having a striking effect; "an air-cooled motor was more effective than a witch's broomstick for rapid long-distance transportation"-LewisMumford; "effective teaching methods"; "effective steps toward peace"; "made an effective entrance"; "his complaint proved to be effectual in bringing action"; "an efficacious law"
expedient - serving to promote your interest; "was merciful only when mercy was expedient"
helpful - providing assistance or serving a useful function
profitable - yielding material gain or profit; "profitable speculation on the stock market"
serviceable - ready for service or able to give long service; "serviceable equipment"; "heavy serviceable fabrics"
useless - having no beneficial use or incapable of functioning usefully; "a kitchen full of useless gadgets"; "she is useless in an emergency"
2.useful - having a useful functionuseful - having a useful function; "utilitarian steel tables"
functional - designed for or capable of a particular function or use; "a style of writing in which every word is functional"; "functional architecture"
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useful

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useful

adjective
1. Serving or capable of serving a useful purpose:
3. Suited to one's end or purpose:
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Translations
مُفيد، نافِعنَافِع
полезен
užitečný
nyttig
utila
kasulik
hyödyllinen
koristan
hasznos
gagnlegurgagnlegur, nytsamlegur
役に立つ
유용한
naudingas
folositorutil
užitočný
uporaben
användbar
faida
มีประโยชน์
yararlıfaydalı
có íchhữu ích

useful

[ˈjuːsfʊl] ADJ
1. (= valuable) [information, advice, tool] → útil; [discussion, meeting] → fructífero; [experience] → provechoso, útil
beans are a useful source of proteinlas judías son una buena fuente de proteína
a useful playerun buen jugador, un jugador que vale
the time we spent in Spain was very usefulnuestra estancia en España fue muy provechosa
he's a useful person to knowes una persona que conviene conocer
it is very useful to be able to drivees muy útil saber conducir
useful capacitycapacidad f útil
to come in usefulser útil, venir bien
the machine has reached the end of its useful lifela máquina ha llegado al final de su periodo de funcionamiento
he lived a useful lifetuvo una vida provechosa
to make o.s. usefulayudar, echar una mano
come on, make yourself useful!¡venga, haz algo!, ¡vamos, echa una mano!
this discussion is not serving any useful purposeesta discusión no está sirviendo para nada útil or provechoso
I feel I am useful to the companyme parece que le soy de utilidad a or útil a la empresa
2. (= capable)
he's useful with his fistssabe defenderse con los puños
he's useful with a gunsabe manejar un fusil
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

useful

[ˈjuːsfʊl] adjutile
to be useful to sb → être utile à qn, servir à qn
to be useful for sb → être utile à qn
to be useful for sth → être utile pour qch
to be useful for doing sth → être utile pour faire qch
it is useful to do sth → il est utile de faire qch
It is useful to keep a diary → Il est utile d'avoir un agenda.
to come in useful → être utile
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

useful

adj
nützlich; person, citizen, contribution, additionwertvoll, nützlich; (= handy) tool, languagepraktisch, nützlich; sizezweckmäßig; discussionfruchtbar; life, employmentnutzbringend; it is useful for him to be able to …das ist günstig or praktisch, dass er … kann; to make oneself usefulsich nützlich machen; he likes to feel usefuler hat gern das Gefühl, nützlich zu sein; he wants to be useful to otherser möchte anderen nützen; thank you, you’ve been very usefulvielen Dank, Sie haben mir/uns etc sehr geholfen; is that useful information?nützt diese Information etwas?; to come in usefulsich als nützlich erweisen; we spent a useful week in Londonwir waren eine Woche in London, was sehr nützlich war; that’s useful! (iro)das nützt uns was!; he’s a useful man to knowes ist sehr nützlich ihn zu kennen; that advice was most useful to meder Rat hat mir sehr genützt; that’s a useful thing to knowes ist gut das zu wissen; it has a useful life of 10 yearses hat eine Nutzungsdauer von 10 Jahren; the machine has reached the end of its useful lifedie Maschine hat das Ende ihrer Nutzungsdauer erreicht; these drugs are useful in treating cancerdiese Medikamente sind bei der Krebsbehandlung nützlich; you may find it useful to discuss the problem with your doctores könnte hilfreich sein, wenn Sie das Problem mit Ihrem Arzt besprechen würden; to perform a useful functioneine sinnvolle Funktion haben; to prove usefulsich als nützlich erweisen; they ought to be doing something useful with their timesie sollten etwas Sinnvolles mit ihrer Zeit anfangen
(inf) (= capable) playerbrauchbar, fähig; (= creditable) scorewertvoll; to be useful with one’s handsgeschickt mit den Händen sein; he’s quite useful with a gun/his fistser kann ziemlich gut mit der Pistole/seinen Fäusten umgehen
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useful

[ˈjuːsfʊl] adj
a. (gen) → utile
he's a useful man to know → è una conoscenza utile
that's a useful thing to know → buono a sapersi
it is very useful to be able to drive → saper guidare è molto utile
to make o.s. useful → rendersi utile
to come in useful → fare comodo, tornare utile
b. (fam) (capable, player) → bravino/a
he is useful with a gun → sa maneggiare il fucile
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

use2

(juːs) noun
1. the act of using or state of being used. The use of force to persuade workers to join a strike cannot be justified; This telephone number is for use in emergencies.
2. the/a purpose for which something may be used. This little knife has plenty of uses; I have no further use for these clothes.
3. (often in questions or with negatives) value or advantage. Is this coat (of) any use to you?; It's no use offering to help when it's too late.
4. the power of using. She lost the use of her right arm as a result of the accident.
5. permission, or the right, to use. They let us have the use of their car while they were away.
ˈuseful adjective
helpful or serving a purpose well. a useful tool/dictionary; She made herself useful by doing the washing for her mother.
ˈusefulness noun
ˈusefully adverb
in a useful way. He spent the day usefully in repairing the car.
ˈuseless adjective
having no use or no effect. Why don't you throw away those useless things?; We can't do it – it's useless to try.
be in use, be out of use
to be used or not used. How long has the gymnasium been in use / out of use?
come in useful
to become useful. My French came in useful on holiday.
have no use for
to despise. I have no use for such silliness / silly people.
it's no use
it's impossible or useless. He tried in vain to do it, then said `It's no use.'
make (good) use of, put to (good) use
He makes use of his training; He puts his training to good use in that job.
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useful

نَافِع užitečný nyttig nützlich χρήσιμος útil hyödyllinen utile koristan utile 役に立つ 유용한 handig nyttig użyteczny útil полезный användbar มีประโยชน์ yararlı hữu ích 有用的
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useful

a. útil, provechoso-a, práctico-a.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012
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For instance, usefull was rejected as it could equally be a misspelling of both useful and usefully whereas say visionery was transformed into visionary and later analyzed as that word form.
Data are represented as percentages; n = 57 Poewer Point Over Head Projector Black Board Presentation [OHP] Very Good 15.79 5.26 15.79 Good 56.14 12.28 50.88 Average 24.56 63.16 21.09 Not Usefull 3.51 14.04 12.28 Useless 0 5.26 0 Note: Table made from bar graph.
Ecocardiography is usefull for the evaluation of the ventricular function and for the confirmation of the ventricular insufficiency (15).
Humera Naz and his team for organizing such a usefull workshop.
Karachi -- Provincial Minister for Information, Labour Human Resources, Transport and Mass Transit Syed Nasir Hussain Shah has said that the research process is usefull in various fields and applicable to a variety of situations.
We have allocated the same transmitted energy per symbol to the source and the selected relay, Ei=Es/2 where Es is the transmitted energy per usefull symbol for relay selection.
Usefulness of m-AFOL in learning Programming Very usefull 60% Quite usefull 35% Not Usefull 5% m-AFOL level of user-friendliness Very user-friendly 30% Quite user-friendly 55% Not user-friendly 15% Note: Table made from pie chart.
Usefull young players up front meant Bay's defenders had to make several crucial tackles.
He said the purpose of observing such day was to create awareness about the rights of visually impaired persons and make them usefull of the socity.
from Wrest" describes Wrest Park in Bedfordshire as being "blesse[d]" with "an usefull comelinesse" (20), full of "things not fine, / But fit for service" (56-57), and superior in every way to "prouder Piles, where the vaine builder spent / More cost in outward gay Embellishment / Then reall use" (53-55).