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 for Out of use
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Out \Out\ (out), adv. [OE. out, ut, oute, ute, AS. [=u]t, and
     [=u]te, [=u]tan, fr. [=u]t; akin to D. uit, OS. [=u]t, G.
     aus, OHG. [=u]z, Icel. [=u]t, Sw. ut, Dan. ud, Goth. ut, Skr.
     ud. [root]198. Cf. About, But, prep., Carouse, Utter,
     a.]
     In its original and strict sense, out means from the interior
     of something; beyond the limits or boundary of somethings; in
     a position or relation which is exterior to something; --
     opposed to in or into. The something may be expressed
     after of, from, etc. (see Out of, below); or, if not
     expressed, it is implied; as, he is out; or, he is out of the
     house, office, business, etc.; he came out; or, he came out
     from the ship, meeting, sect, party, etc. Out is used in a
     variety of applications, as: 
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     1. Away; abroad; off; from home, or from a certain, or a
        usual, place; not in; not in a particular, or a usual,
        place; as, the proprietor is out, his team was taken out.
        Opposite of in. "My shoulder blade is out." --Shak.
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              He hath been out (of the country) nine years.
                                                    --Shak.
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     2. Beyond the limits of concealment, confinement, privacy,
        constraint, etc., actual or figurative; hence, not in
        concealment, constraint, etc., in, or into, a state of
        freedom, openness, disclosure, publicity, etc.; a matter
        of public knowledge; as, the sun shines out; he laughed
        out, to be out at the elbows; the secret has leaked out,
        or is out; the disease broke out on his face; the book is
        out.
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              Leaves are out and perfect in a month. --Bacon.
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              She has not been out [in general society] very long.
                                                    --H. James.
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     3. Beyond the limit of existence, continuance, or supply; to
        the end; completely; hence, in, or into, a condition of
        extinction, exhaustion, completion; as, the fuel, or the
        fire, has burned out; that style is on the way out. "Hear
        me out." --Dryden.
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              Deceitful men shall not live out half their days.
                                                    --Ps. iv. 23.
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              When the butt is out, we will drink water. --Shak.
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     4. Beyond possession, control, or occupation; hence, in, or
        into, a state of want, loss, or deprivation; -- used of
        office, business, property, knowledge, etc.; as, the
        Democrats went out and the Whigs came in; he put his money
        out at interest. "Land that is out at rack rent." --Locke.
        "He was out fifty pounds." --Bp. Fell.
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              I have forgot my part, and I am out.  --Shak.
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     5. Beyond the bounds of what is true, reasonable, correct,
        proper, common, etc.; in error or mistake; in a wrong or
        incorrect position or opinion; in a state of disagreement,
        opposition, etc.; in an inharmonious relation. "Lancelot
        and I are out." --Shak.
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              Wicked men are strangely out in the calculating of
              their own interest.                   --South.
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              Very seldom out, in these his guesses. --Addison.
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     6. Not in the position to score in playing a game; not in the
        state or turn of the play for counting or gaining scores.
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     7. Out of fashion; unfashionable; no longer in current vogue;
        unpopular.
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     Note: Out is largely used in composition as a prefix, with
           the same significations that it has as a separate word;
           as outbound, outbreak, outbuilding, outcome, outdo,
           outdoor, outfield. See also the first Note under
           Over, adv.
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     Day in, day out, from the beginning to the limit of each of
        several days; day by day; every day.
  
     Out at, Out in, Out on, etc., elliptical phrases, that
        to which out refers as a source, origin, etc., being
        omitted; as, out (of the house and) at the barn; out (of
        the house, road, fields, etc., and) in the woods.
  
              Three fishers went sailing out into the west,
              Out into the west, as the sun went down. --C.
                                                    Kingsley.
  
     Note: In these lines after out may be understood, "of the
           harbor," "from the shore," "of sight," or some similar
           phrase. The complete construction is seen in the
           saying: "Out of the frying pan into the fire."
  
     Out from, a construction similar to out of (below). See
        Of and From.
  
     Out of, a phrase which may be considered either as composed
        of an adverb and a preposition, each having its
        appropriate office in the sentence, or as a compound
        preposition. Considered as a preposition, it denotes, with
        verbs of movement or action, from the interior of; beyond
        the limit: from; hence, origin, source, motive, departure,
        separation, loss, etc.; -- opposed to in or into; also
        with verbs of being, the state of being derived, removed,
        or separated from. Examples may be found in the phrases
        below, and also under Vocabulary words; as, out of breath;
        out of countenance.
  
     Out of cess, beyond measure, excessively. --Shak.
  
     Out of character, unbecoming; improper.
  
     Out of conceit with, not pleased with. See under Conceit.
        
  
     Out of date, not timely; unfashionable; antiquated.
  
     Out of door, Out of doors, beyond the doors; from the
        house; not inside a building; in, or into, the open air;
        hence, figuratively, shut out; dismissed. See under
        Door, also, Out-of-door, Outdoor, Outdoors, in the
        Vocabulary. "He 's quality, and the question's out of
        door," --Dryden.
  
     Out of favor, disliked; under displeasure.
  
     Out of frame, not in correct order or condition; irregular;
        disarranged. --Latimer.
  
     Out of hand, immediately; without delay or preparation;
        without hesitation or debate; as, to dismiss a suggestion
        out of hand. "Ananias . . . fell down and died out of
        hand." --Latimer.
  
     Out of harm's way, beyond the danger limit; in a safe
        place.
  
     Out of joint, not in proper connection or adjustment;
        unhinged; disordered. "The time is out of joint." --Shak.
  
     Out of mind, not in mind; forgotten; also, beyond the limit
        of memory; as, time out of mind.
  
     Out of one's head, beyond commanding one's mental powers;
        in a wandering state mentally; delirious. [Colloq.]
  
     Out of one's time, beyond one's period of minority or
        apprenticeship.
  
     Out of order, not in proper order; disarranged; in
        confusion.
  
     Out of place, not in the usual or proper place; hence, not
        proper or becoming.
  
     Out of pocket, in a condition of having expended or lost
        more money than one has received.
  
     Out of print, not in market, the edition printed being
        exhausted; -- said of books, pamphlets, etc.
  
     Out of the question, beyond the limits or range of
        consideration; impossible to be favorably considered.
  
     Out of reach, beyond one's reach; inaccessible.
  
     Out of season, not in a proper season or time; untimely;
        inopportune.
  
     Out of sorts, wanting certain things; unsatisfied; unwell;
        unhappy; cross. See under Sort, n.
  
     Out of temper, not in good temper; irritated; angry.
  
     Out of time, not in proper time; too soon, or too late.
  
     Out of time, not in harmony; discordant; hence, not in an
        agreeing temper; fretful.
  
     Out of twist, Out of winding, or Out of wind, not in
        warped condition; perfectly plain and smooth; -- said of
        surfaces.
  
     Out of use, not in use; unfashionable; obsolete.
  
     Out of the way.
        (a) On one side; hard to reach or find; secluded.
        (b) Improper; unusual; wrong.
  
     Out of the woods, not in a place, or state, of obscurity or
        doubt; free from difficulty or perils; safe. [Colloq.]
  
     Out to out, from one extreme limit to another, including
        the whole length, breadth, or thickness; -- applied to
        measurements.
  
     Out West, in or towards, the West; specifically, in some
        Western State or Territory. [U. S.]
  
     To come out, To cut out, To fall out, etc. See under
        Come, Cut, Fall, etc.
  
     To make out See to make out under make, v. t. and v.
        i..
  
     To put out of the way, to kill; to destroy.
  
     Week in, week out. See Day in, day out (above).
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Use \Use\, n. [OE. us use, usage, L. usus, from uti, p. p. usus,
     to use. See Use, v. t.]
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     1. The act of employing anything, or of applying it to one's
        service; the state of being so employed or applied;
        application; employment; conversion to some purpose; as,
        the use of a pen in writing; his machines are in general
        use.
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              Books can never teach the use of books. --Bacon.
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              This Davy serves you for good uses.   --Shak.
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              When he framed
              All things to man's delightful use.   --Milton.
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     2. Occasion or need to employ; necessity; as, to have no
        further use for a book. --Shak.
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     3. Yielding of service; advantage derived; capability of
        being used; usefulness; utility.
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              God made two great lights, great for their use
              To man.                               --Milton.
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              'T is use alone that sanctifies expense. --Pope.
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     4. Continued or repeated practice; customary employment;
        usage; custom; manner; habit.
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              Let later age that noble use envy.    --Spenser.
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              How weary, stale, flat and unprofitable,
              Seem to me all the uses of this world! --Shak.
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     5. Common occurrence; ordinary experience. [R.]
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              O Caesar! these things are beyond all use. --Shak.
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     6. (Eccl.) The special form of ritual adopted for use in any
        diocese; as, the Sarum, or Canterbury, use; the Hereford
        use; the York use; the Roman use; etc.
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              From henceforth all the whole realm shall have but
              one use.                              --Pref. to
                                                    Book of Common
                                                    Prayer.
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     7. The premium paid for the possession and employment of
        borrowed money; interest; usury. [Obs.]
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              Thou art more obliged to pay duty and tribute, use
              and principal, to him.                --Jer. Taylor.
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     8. [In this sense probably a corruption of OF. oes, fr. L.
        opus need, business, employment, work. Cf. Operate.]
        (Law) The benefit or profit of lands and tenements. Use
        imports a trust and confidence reposed in a man for the
        holding of lands. He to whose use or benefit the trust is
        intended shall enjoy the profits. An estate is granted and
        limited to A for the use of B.
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     9. (Forging) A stab of iron welded to the side of a forging,
        as a shaft, near the end, and afterward drawn down, by
        hammering, so as to lengthen the forging.
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     Contingent use, or Springing use (Law), a use to come
        into operation on a future uncertain event.
  
     In use.
        (a) In employment; in customary practice observance.
        (b) In heat; -- said especially of mares. --J. H. Walsh.
  
     Of no use, useless; of no advantage.
  
     Of use, useful; of advantage; profitable.
  
     Out of use, not in employment.
  
     Resulting use (Law), a use, which, being limited by the
        deed, expires or can not vest, and results or returns to
        him who raised it, after such expiration.
  
     Secondary use, or Shifting use, a use which, though
        executed, may change from one to another by circumstances.
        --Blackstone.
  
     Statute of uses (Eng. Law), the stat. 27 Henry VIII., cap.
        10, which transfers uses into possession, or which unites
        the use and possession.
  
     To make use of, To put to use, to employ; to derive
        service from; to use.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  out of use
      adj 1: closed to traffic; "the repaving results in many blocked
             streets" [syn: blocked, out of use(p)]

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