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Definition 1: being of use or service - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where useful or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the girl felt motherly and useful
  • a useful job
  • a useful member of society

Synonyms for useful in the sense of this definition

(useful is similar to ...) capable of being put to a profitable or practical use

(useful is similar to ...) having utility often to the exclusion of values

"plain utilitarian kitchenware"

(useful is similar to ...) capable of being put to use

"usable byproducts"

(useful is similar to ...) capable of being put to good use

"a serviceable kitchen gadget"

(useful is similar to ...) capable of being used again

(useful is similar to ...) having multiple uses

"a multipurpose tool"

(useful is similar to ...) useful and convenient

"a handy gadget"

(means also ...) ready for service or able to give long service

"serviceable equipment" "heavy serviceable fabrics"

(means also ...) yielding material gain or profit

"profitable speculation on the stock market"

(means also ...) providing assistance or serving a useful function

(means also ...) serving to promote your interest

"was merciful only when mercy was expedient"

(means also ...) 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" "effective teaching methods" "effective steps toward peace" "made an effective entrance" "his complaint proved to be effectual in bringing action" "an efficacious law"

(... are attributes of useful) the quality of being of practical use

Definition 2: having a useful function - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where useful or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • utilitarian steel tables

Synonyms for useful in the sense of this definition

(useful is similar to ...) 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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