user

noun
us·​er | \ˈyü-zər \

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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Even then, only about one percent of users will initially receive it, Microsoft said. Mark Hachman, PCWorld, "Microsoft re-releases the Windows 10 October 2018 Update, admitting its testing needs to improve," 13 Nov. 2018 Cons: The output is only as good as the effort users put into it. Mallory Locklear, Discover Magazine, "With Big Data and Predictive Analytics, Scientists Are Getting Smarter About Outbreaks," 8 Nov. 2018 This would mean the federal government will finally address the role that sport-utility vehicles (SUVs) are playing in the deaths of vulnerable street users. Alissa Walker, Curbed, "Better car design could prevent pedestrian deaths, says NTSB report," 27 Sep. 2018 Numerous ultrabooks have embraced the privacy shutter or another way to disable the front-facing camera to give users more control over their privacy. Valentina Palladino, Ars Technica, "HP Elitebook x360 1030 review: Small tweaks made to a stylish work 2-in-1," 16 Nov. 2018 Intricate scenes appear with characters who start talking to the user, asking questions and making jokes. Lizzie Garrett Mettler, Vogue, "With Wonderscope, a Tech Company Attempts the Unthinkable: Healthy Screen Time for Kids," 14 Nov. 2018 Most people underestimate wheelchair users, women, and people of color. Ola Ojewumi, SELF, "I'm Celebrating My Disabled Black Girl Magic Because I'm Done Feeling Invisible," 7 Nov. 2018 Earlier this year, the company launched an Ad Transparency Center, intended to give users a closer look at who was running ads on the platform, as well as statistics about political ads like demographic targeting data. Aja Romano, Vox, "Twitter released 9 million tweets from one Russian troll farm. Here’s what we learned.," 19 Oct. 2018 In addition to partnering with Cloth & Company, One Kings Lane leveraged the expertise of Bed Bath & Beyond Inc.’s Innovations Group to develop the user-friendly 3D product visualization technology. Monique Valeris, ELLE Decor, "One Kings Lane is the Answer to Your Custom Furniture Needs," 17 Oct. 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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