Usage

Definition of Usage

Us´age
n.1.
1.The act of using; mode of using or treating; treatment; conduct with respect to a person or a thing; as, good usage; ill usage; hard usage.
My brother
Is prisoner to the bishop here, at whose hands
He hath good usage and great liberty.
- Shak.
2.Manners; conduct; behavior.
A gentle nymph was found,
Hight Astery, excelling all the crew
In courteous usage.
- Spenser.
3.Long-continued practice; customary mode of procedure; custom; habitual use; method.
It has now been, during many years, the grave and decorous
usage of Parliaments to hear, in respectful silence, all expressions, acceptable or unacceptable, which are uttered from the throne.
- Macaulay.
4.Customary use or employment, as of a word or phrase in a particular sense or signification.
5.Experience.
In eld [old age] is both wisdom and usage.
- Chaucer.

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