1. (n.) The mode of using or treating a person or a thing; as, good usage; ill usage; hard usage\.

2. (n.) Manners; conduct; behavior.

3. (n.) Long-continued practice; customary mode of procedure; custom; habitual use; method.

4. (n.) Customary use or employment, as of a word or phrase in a particular sense or signification.

5. (n.) Experience.

acceptance acceptation acception active use adjectival phrase antonym appliance application articulation automatism bad habit bon ton care ceremony characteristic choice choice of words clause composition conformity construction consuetude consumption convenance convention creature of habit custodianship custom dialect diction employ employment established way etiquette exercise exertion expression fashion folkway force of habit form formality formulation free form good use grammar guidance guiding habit habit pattern habitude handling hard usage hard use headed group homograph homonym homophone idiom idiotism ill use language langue lead lexeme lingo lingua linguistic form locution logos management manipulation manner manner of speaking manners means of dealing metonym minimum free form misuse monosyllable mores noun phrase observance operation paragraph parlance parole pattern peculiar expression peculiarity period personal usage phrasal idiom phrase phraseology phrasing polysyllable practice praxis preference prescription procedure proceeding process proper thing received meaning rhetoric ritual rough usage routine second nature sentence set phrase social convention speech standard behavior standard phrase standard usage standing custom stereotype stereotyped behavior stewardship syllable synonym syntactic structure talk term time-honored practice tongue tradition treatment trick turn of expression turn of phrase use use of words using up usus loquendi utterance verb complex verb phrase verbalism verbiage verbum vocable way way of speaking what is done wont wonting word word-group wordage wording wrong use


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