user

noun
us·​er | \ ˈyü-zər How to pronounce user (audio) \

Definition of user

: one that uses

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Synonyms & Antonyms for user

Synonyms

addict, dopehead, doper, druggie (also druggy), fiend, freak [slang], head, hophead [slang], hype [slang], junkie (also junky), stoner

Antonyms

nonaddict, nonuser

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Examples of user in a Sentence

a person who started out as a user and is now a drug dealer as well

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Windows 10 Home will suffice for the majority of individual or family users. Mark Hachman, PCWorld, "Who needs Windows 10 Pro: 5 reasons to upgrade," 5 Mar. 2019 There’s no evidence hackers are targeting the PCs of individual password manager users. Geoffrey A. Fowler, The Seattle Times, "Password managers have a security flaw, but you should still use one," 19 Feb. 2019 Likewise, plenty of iPhone users now have a suite of Lightning accessories. Eric Limer, Popular Mechanics, "Why the iPhone Won't Dump Lightning for USB-C Even Though the iPad Pro Did," 11 Feb. 2019 Thousands of Twitter users—including Senator Kamala Harris and journalist Jemele Hill—took note, saluting her A-plus-plus performance. Jenny Mccoy, SELF, "5 Things to Know About Katelyn Ohashi, the UCLA Gymnast Whose Floor Routine Just Went Viral," 15 Jan. 2019 When Twitter rolled out longer tweets, a lot of users were furious. Kurt Wagner, Recode, "Instagram got rid of the scrolling feed for some users and people freaked out," 27 Dec. 2018 Prominent people keep publicly quitting the network — most recently Verge alum Walt Mossberg — but there are thousands of new users arriving every minute to replace them. Russell Brandom, The Verge, "What’s wrong with Facebook and how to fix it," 27 Dec. 2018 When companies—unbeknownst to city officials—introduced dockless bikes and scooters to streets, local officials have often responded with bans to rein in the activities of users. Megan Barber, Curbed, "The weirdest places we found scooters in 2018," 21 Dec. 2018 This revelation follows the news this past March of the larger data breach that showed that Cambridge Analytica had harvested data from the profiles of more than 80 million Facebook users without their knowledge or consent. Roxanne Adamiyatt, Town & Country, "Cambridge Analytica Targeted L.L. Bean and Wrangler Customers in the 2016 Presidential Election," 30 Nov. 2018

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First Known Use of user

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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user

noun

English Language Learners Definition of user

: a person or thing that uses something
: a person who frequently uses illegal drugs

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