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  • Useful — Use ful, a. Full of use, advantage, or profit; producing, or having power to produce, good; serviceable for any end or object; helpful toward advancing any purpose; beneficial; profitable; advantageous; as, vessels and instruments useful in a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • useful — index applicable, beneficial, constructive (creative), contributory, convenient, disposable, effective ( …   Law dictionary

  • useful — usefully, adv. usefulness, n. /yoohs feuhl/, adj. 1. being of use or service; serving some purpose; advantageous, helpful, or of good effect: a useful member of society. 2. of practical use, as for doing work; producing material results;… …   Universalium

  • useful — adjective Date: 1595 1. capable of being put to use; especially serviceable for an end or purpose < useful tools > 2. of a valuable or productive kind < do something useful with your life > • usefully adverb …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • useful — adjective Having a practical or beneficial use. This tool is very useful. It makes doing this task a lot easier. Syn: noteful, serviceable, utilitarian Ant: unuseful …   Wiktionary

  • useful — I (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. valuable, beneficial, serviceable; see helpful 1 . II (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) a. serviceable, helpful, valuable, practical, utilitarian, beneficial, handy, of use, functional. ANT.: useless, worthless, of no help III …   English dictionary for students

  • useful life — use·ful life n: an estimated amount of time during which an asset or facility will yield income or be useful see also depreciation 1 Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …   Law dictionary

  • Useful arts — (also called technics) are concerned with the skills and methods of practical subjects such as manufacture and craftsmanship. The word has now gone out of fashion, but it was coined during the Victorian era as an antonym to the performing arts… …   Wikipedia

  • Useful idiot (disambiguation) — Useful idiot may refer to:Entertainment* Useful Idiot , a song by progressive rock band Tool from their 1996 album Ænima * Useful Idiots , a novel by Jan MarkPolitics*Useful idiot, a political term used during the Cold War …   Wikipedia

  • Useful Island — (coord|64|43|S|62|52|W|) is an island 2 miles (3.2 km) west of Rongé Island, with a string of rocks between, lying in Gerlache Strait off the west coast of Graham Land. It was discovered by the Belgian Antarctic Expedition, 1897 99, under Adrien… …   Wikipedia

  • useful office — index service (assistance) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

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