Word of the Day Archive
Monday October 1, 2012
They have been accredited variously to the respective signs of the Zodiac, but to the end that resultant opinions have failed to be utile value.
-- John Hazelrigg, Astrosophic Principles And Astrosophic Tractates
It was located in an industrial warehouse but he had tricked it out smartly. It was altogether utile but not precisely cozy.
-- Eve Howard, Shadow Lane Volume 8
Utile comes directly from the French word of the same spelling which also means "useful." It entered English in the late 1400s.