come into use

to start being used by people

Computers first came into use in the early 1950s.


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  • come into use — phrase to start being used by people Computers first came into use in the early 1950s. Thesaurus: to use something, or to be usedsynonym Main entry: use …   Useful english dictionary

  • come into effect — phrase if a new rule or law comes into effect, it starts to be used The law came into effect on New Year’s Day. come into effect from: The new Council Tax rates came into effect from 1st April. Thesaurus: creating, amending and abolishing… …   Useful english dictionary

  • come into out of use — come into/go out of, etc. ˈuse idiom to start/stop being used • When did this word come into common use? • These pesticides are gradually going out of use. Main entry: ↑useidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • come into play — phrasal : to have an effect : play a part his early training in self expression came into play in his new situation * * * come into play To bring, call or come into exercise, operation or use ● play * * * come into play phrase to start to happen… …   Useful english dictionary

  • come into — phr verb Come into is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑train Come into is used with these nouns as the object: ↑being, ↑category, ↑conflict, ↑contact, ↑effect, ↑equation, ↑existence, ↑fashion, ↑focus, ↑ …   Collocations dictionary

  • come into play — affect, influence, be a factor    In sales, all of your skills come into play. You use them all …   English idioms

  • To come into — Come Come, v. i. [imp. {Came}; p. p. {Come}; p. pr & vb. n. {Coming}.] [OE. cumen, comen, AS. cuman; akin to OS.kuman, D. komen, OHG. queman, G. kommen, Icel. koma, Sw. komma, Dan. komme, Goth. giman, L. venire (gvenire), Gr. ? to go, Skr. gam.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To come into play — Play Play, n. 1. Amusement; sport; frolic; gambols. [1913 Webster] 2. Any exercise, or series of actions, intended for amusement or diversion; a game. [1913 Webster] John naturally loved rough play. Arbuthnot. [1913 Webster] 3. The act or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Come — Come, v. i. [imp. {Came}; p. p. {Come}; p. pr & vb. n. {Coming}.] [OE. cumen, comen, AS. cuman; akin to OS.kuman, D. komen, OHG. queman, G. kommen, Icel. koma, Sw. komma, Dan. komme, Goth. giman, L. venire (gvenire), Gr. ? to go, Skr. gam.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • come — [kum] vi. came, come, coming [ME comen < OE cuman, akin to Goth qiman, Ger kommen < IE base * gwem , *gwā , to go, come > L venire, to come, Gr bainein, to go] 1. to move from a place thought of as “there” to or into a place thought of… …   English World dictionary

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