usage

Part of speech: noun

The manner of using or treating a person or thing.

Part of speech: noun

A custom.

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Usage examples "usage":

  1. This motion was made as an amendment on the proposal to go into committee of supply, and under a peculiar usage of the Canadian commons it was not permitted to move a second amendment at this stage. - "Canada under British Rule 1760-1900", John G. Bourinot.
  2. And you would stand a chance of pretty rough usage. - "The Honorable Peter Stirling and What People Thought of Him", Paul Leicester Ford.
  3. It was somewhat in the manner of the old cabin in the quarters, with which usage as well as tradition had made both master and servant familiar. - "The Sport of the Gods", Paul Laurence Dunbar.