Definitions for



Overview of noun utility

The noun utility has 6 senses? (first 3 from tagged texts)
1. (6) utility, public utility, public utility company, public-service corporation

(a company that performs a public service; subject to government regulation)

2. (1) utility, usefulness

(the quality of being of practical use)

3. (1) utility

(the service (electric power or water or transportation) provided by a public utility; "the cost of utilities never decreases"; "all the utilities were lost after the hurricane")

4. utility

((economics) a measure that is to be maximized in any situation involving choice)

5. utility program, utility, service program

((computer science) a program designed for general support of the processes of a computer; "a computer system provides utility programs to perform the tasks needed by most users")

6. utility

(a facility composed of one or more pieces of equipment connected to or part of a structure and designed to provide a service such as heat or electricity or water or sewage disposal; "the price of the house included all utilities")


Overview of adj utility

The adj utility has 2 senses? (no senses from tagged texts)
1. utility, utility-grade

(used of beef; usable but inferior)

2. utility, substitute

(capable of substituting in any of several positions on a team; "a utility infielder")

Synonym.com © 2001-2013, Demand Media, all rights reserved. The database is based on Word Net a lexical database for the English language. see disclaimer
Classroom | Privacy Policy | Terms | Ad Choices