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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈjuːsfʊl/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˈjusfəl/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(yo̅o̅sfəl)


WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
use•ful /ˈyusfəl/USA pronunciation   adj. 
  1. being of use or service:a useful member of society; a useful resource, like timber.
  2. helpful to others:She's very useful to have around.
use•ful•ly, adv. 
use•ful•ness, n. [uncountable]

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
use•ful  (yo̅o̅sfəl),USA pronunciation 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;
    supplying common needs:the useful arts; useful work.
useful•ly, adv. 
useful•ness, n. 
  • use + -ful 1585–95
    • 1, 2.See corresponding entry in Unabridged profitable, efficacious, beneficial.
    • 1, 2.See corresponding entry in Unabridged useless.

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
useful /ˈjuːsfʊl/ adj
  1. able to be used advantageously, beneficially, or for several purposes; helpful or serviceable
  2. informal commendable or capable: a useful term's work

ˈusefully adv ˈusefulness n
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