usage

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Anglo-Norman and Old French usage.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈjuːsɪd͡ʒ/, /ˈjuːzɪd͡ʒ/
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

usage (countable and uncountable, plural usages)

  1. The manner or the amount of using; use
  2. Habit or accepted practice
  3. (lexicography) The ways and contexts in which spoken and written words are used, determined by a lexicographer's intuition or from corpus analysis.
    1. Correct or proper use of language, proclaimed by some authority.
    2. Geographic, social, or temporal restrictions on the use of words.
  4. (obsolete) The treatment of someone or something.
    • 1596, Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene, IV.4:
      Whose sharp provokement them incenst so sore, / That both were bent t'avenge his usage base []

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References[edit]

  • “usage” in R.R.K. Hartmann and Gregory James, Dictionary of Lexicography, Routledge, 1998.
  • Sydney I. Landau (2001), Dictionaries: The Art and Craft of Lexicography, 2nd ed., Cambridge University Press, p 217.

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin ūsus (Medieval Latin usagium) + suffix -age.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

usage m (plural usages)

  1. usage, use
  2. (lexicography) The ways and contexts in which spoken and written words are actually used, determined by a lexicographer's intuition or from corpus analysis (as opposed to correct or proper use of language, proclaimed by some authority).

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Middle French[edit]

Noun[edit]

usage m (plural usages)

  1. habit; custom

Old French[edit]

Noun[edit]

usage m (oblique plural usages, nominative singular usages, nominative plural usage)

  1. usage; use
  2. habit; custom