1useful, especially through being able to perform several functions:a utility truck denoting a player capable of playing in several different positions in a sport: a utility player
2functional rather than attractive:utility clothing
1 [mass noun] the state of being useful, profitable, or beneficial: he had a poor opinion of the utility of book learning (in game theory or economics) a measure of that which is sought to be maximized in any situation involving a choice. 3 Computing a utility program: a handy utility for converting one graphics file type to another
/NZ a utility vehicle.