user

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

Definition of user

: one that uses

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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
Recent Examples on the Web For those reasons, Scout wins major points for sustainability and innovative, user-friendly design. Karina Hoshikawa, refinery29.com, "I Tried Warby Parker’s Scout Contact Lenses, Here’s My 20/20 Take," 12 Feb. 2020 Other fishery related bills in the legislative pipeline include providing product development tax credits for cod and pollock (SB 130) and a push for a personal use priority above all other users (SB 99). Anchorage Daily News, "Several fish bills before the Alaska Legislature have wide support from fishermen," 11 Feb. 2020 Smart Key allows users to re-key their locks, with new physical keys, in seconds. Bradley Ford, Popular Mechanics, "The Best Smart Locks for Your Home or Rental Property," 10 Feb. 2020 Google Maps has previously received criticism over its user data storage. Jordan Valinsky, CNN, "Google Maps is getting a new look," 6 Feb. 2020 Match is also under investigation by Ireland’s data protection commission for sharing user data across its various dating brands. Bloomberg Wire, Dallas News, "Match Group’s dating apps revenue disappoints investors, sending shares tumbling," 4 Feb. 2020 App: The IRS2Go app is available for both iPhone (iOS) and Android users. Kristen Doerer, ProPublica, "Where Is My Tax Refund?," 4 Feb. 2020 The results are among several key indicators included on the Forum's School Data Tool, which — like DPI's much larger WiseDash portal — allows users to analyze key metrics around schools' academic performance, funding and more. Annysa Johnson, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Analysis of ACT results finds fewer than half of Wisconsin high school juniors college-ready," 31 Jan. 2020 Considered the inspiration for the Rider-Waite-Smith deck—a gold standard for tarot users today—the Sola Busca was the first known to put detailed illustrations on all 78 cards. National Geographic, "Explore tarot’s centuries-old history in Milan," 16 Jan. 2020

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First Known Use of user

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of user was in the 15th century

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18 Feb 2020

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“User.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/user. Accessed 24 Feb. 2020.

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user

noun
How to pronounce user (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of user

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

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