Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “used”

used

used

adjective uk   us  

used adjective (FAMILIAR)

be used to sth/sb     /juːst/
More examples
B1 to be familiar with something or someone: We're used to tourists here - we get thousands every year. [+ -ing verb] She was not used to speaking Cantonese.
get used to sth/sb B1 to become familiar with something or someone: Eventually you'll get used to the smells of the laboratory. [+ -ing verb] I just can't get used to getting up early.

used adjective (NOT NEW)

  /juːzd/   that has already been put to the purpose it was intended for; not new: a used airline ticket The blackmailers demanded to be paid in used £20 notes. I could only afford a used car (= one that has already been owned by others).
(Definition of used from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of used?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “used” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

piglet

a baby pig

Word of the Day

I won’t tolerate it! Replacing formal words with phrasal verbs.

by Liz Walter,
April 01, 2015
When you are using a language, it is important to understand if a word is formal or informal, so that you can use it in an appropriate way. You might hear people saying dosh for money, or spud for potato, but they wouldn’t write those words in a formal essay. Similarly, a

Read More 

stackin’ p

March 30, 2015
idiom slang earning a lot of money ‘That’s a very generous present.”Yeah, well, she’s stackin’ p, innit?’

Read More