EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Old French utile, from Latin ūtilis.

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AdjectiveEdit

utile (comparative more utile, superlative most utile)

  1. (now rare) Useful.
    • 1969, Vladimir Nabokov, Ada or Ardor, 2011 Penguin edition, p. 16:
      technologists (the so-called Eggheads) all over the world were trying to make publicly utile and commercially rewarding the extremely elaborate and still very expensive, hydrodynamic telephones and other miserable gadgets []

NounEdit

utile (plural utiles)

  1. (economics) A theoretical unit of measure of utility, for indicating a supposed quantity of satisfaction derived from an economic transaction.
    • 2002, Louis Groarke, The Good Rebel: Understanding Freedom and Morality, →ISBN, p. 29 (Google preview):
      Rational agents always maximize the number of utiles procured; that is, they will always choose those outcomes which promise to produce the most utiles.
    • 2006, "Economic Roundup Autumn 2006," www.treasury.gov.au (Australian Government Treasury) (retrieved 20 Oct 2013):
      [T]he ‘happiness utile’ does not exist, at least not yet.

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EsperantoEdit

EtymologyEdit

utila +‎ -e

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utile

  1. usefully

FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle French utile, borrowed from Latin ūtilis.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /y.til/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -il

AdjectiveEdit

utile (plural utiles)

  1. useful

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ItalianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Probably borrowed from Latin ūtilis.

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utile (plural utili, superlative utilissimo)

  1. useful
    Synonym: utilizzabile
    Antonym: inutile

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Further readingEdit

  • utile in Treccani.it – Vocabolario Treccani on line, Istituto dell'Enciclopedia Italiana

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LatinEdit

AdjectiveEdit

ūtile

  1. nominative neuter singular of ūtilis
  2. accusative neuter singular of ūtilis
  3. vocative neuter singular of ūtilis

AdverbEdit

ūtile (comparative ūtilius, superlative ūtillimē)

  1. usefully
    Synonym: ūtiliter

Middle FrenchEdit

Alternative formsEdit

  • util (masculine only)

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin utilis.

AdjectiveEdit

utile m or f (plural utiles)

  1. useful

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  • French: utile

RomanianEdit

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utile

  1. nominative feminine plural of util
  2. accusative feminine plural of util
  3. nominative neuter plural of util
  4. accusative neuter plural of util