Synonyms of utility


1. utility, public utility, public utility company, public-service corporation, service

usage: a company that performs a public service; subject to government regulation

2. utility, usefulness, quality

usage: the quality of being of practical use

3. utility, service

usage: 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, system of measurement, metric

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

5. utility program, utility, service program, program, programme, computer program, computer programme

usage: (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, facility, installation

usage: 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"


1. utility(prenominal), utility-grade, inferior (vs. superior)

usage: used of beef; usable but inferior

2. utility(prenominal), substitute(prenominal), secondary (vs. primary)

usage: capable of substituting in any of several positions on a team; "a utility infielder"

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Definition and meaning of utility (Dictionary)