use to one's advantage; "He availed himself of the available resources"
take or use; "She helped herself to some of the office supplies"
be of use to, be useful to; "It will avail them to dispose of their booty"
a means of serving; "of no avail"; "there's no help for it"
the boundary of a surface
a line determining the limits of an area
provide with an edge; "edge a blade"
lie adjacent to another or share a boundary; "Canada adjoins the U.S."; "England marches with Scotland"
advance slowly, as if by inches; "He edged towards the car"
provide with a border or edge; "edge the tablecloth with embroidery"
a sharp side formed by the intersection of two surfaces of an object; "he rounded the edges of the box"
the outside limit of an object or area or surface; a place farthest away from the center of something; "the edge of the leaf is wavy"; "she sat on the edge of the bed"; "the water's edge"
a slight competitive advantage; "he had an edge on the competition"
the attribute of urgency in tone of voice; "his voice had an edge to it"
involving advantage or good; "a plus (or positive) factor"
the arithmetic operation of summing; calculating the sum of two or more numbers; "the summation of four and three gives seven"; "four plus three equals seven"
on the positive side or higher end of a scale; "a plus value"; "temperature of plus 5 degrees"; "a grade of C plus"
a useful or valuable quality
make a profit; gain money or materially; "The company has not profited from the merger"
derive a benefit from; "She profited from his vast experience"
the advantageous quality of being beneficial
the excess of revenues over outlays in a given period of time (including depreciation and other non-cash expenses)
exerting shrewd or devious influence especially for one's own advantage; "his manipulation of his friends was scandalous"
(psychology) an automatic pattern of behavior in reaction to a specific situation; may be inherited or acquired through frequent repetition; "owls have nocturnal habits"; "she had a habit twirling the ends of her hair"; "long use had hardened him to it"
the act of using; "he warned against the use of narcotic drugs"; "skilled in the utilization of computers"
what something is used for; "the function of an auger is to bore holes"; "ballet is beautiful but what use is it?"
a particular service; "he put his knowledge to good use"; "patrons have their uses"
(law) the exercise of the legal right to enjoy the benefits of owning property; "we were given the use of his boat"
(economics) the utilization of economic goods to satisfy needs or in manufacturing; "the consumption of energy has increased steadily"