|Origin:||utilité, from Latin utilitas, from utilis 'useful', from uti; USE1|
u‧til‧i‧ty plural utilities
1 [countable usually plural]
a service such as gas or electricity provided for people to use:
Does your rent include utilities?
a piece of computer software that has a particular use:
It's a simple shareware utility that allows you to print signs and banners.
3 [uncountable] formal
the quality of being useful, or the degree to which something is useful