English noun: usage
|1.||usage (act) the act of using|
|Samples||He warned against the use of narcotic drugs.|
Skilled in the utilization of computers.
|Synonyms||employment, exercise, use, utilisation, utilization|
|Narrower (hyponym)||abuse, application, development, exploitation, misuse, play, practical application, practice, recycling|
|2.||usage (act) accepted or habitual practice|
|Broader (hypernym)||pattern, practice, survival|
|Narrower (hyponym)||Americanism, Anglicism, Britishism, consuetude, couvade, Germanism, habit, hijab, rite, ritual, use|
|3.||usage (communication) the customary manner in which a language (or a form of a language) is spoken or written|
A usage borrowed from French.
|Broader (hypernym)||language, linguistic communication|