us·​er ˈyü-zər How to pronounce user (audio)
plural users
: someone who uses something: such as
: a person who uses a product or service
smartphone users
library users
The site has millions of users.
users of the city's transit system
see also end user, user fee, user-friendly, user interface, username
: a person who frequently uses alcoholic beverages or narcotics
a drug user

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 And with a commitment to user privacy, you can be assured that your documents remain exclusively yours. Jon Stojan, USA TODAY, 2 Sep. 2023 Some TikTok users speculate that Siegemund’s behavior was on purpose. Bypaige Hagy, Fortune, 1 Sep. 2023 Earlier Thursday, another federal judge blocked a separate Texas law requiring websites to check users’ ages to ensure minors aren’t accessing pornographic content from going into effect. Cristiano Lima, Washington Post, 1 Sep. 2023 But drivers there are still going upward of 15 mph, leaving the most vulnerable road users feeling unsafe in their neighborhoods. Vanessa Arredondo, Los Angeles Times, 1 Sep. 2023 Unlike other stand-up weeders, this one uses leverage to remove the weed, rather than requiring the user to twist and pull. Andrea Wurzburger, Better Homes & Gardens, 1 Sep. 2023 In an email, the user declined to reveal their identity or to prove their assertions about the Tesla setting. Brian Fung, CNN, 31 Aug. 2023 Some mobile users may need to use this link instead to view the month-by-month chart above. Rich Exner, cleveland, 31 Aug. 2023 FuboTV also comes with a variety of shows and movies users can watch on-demand along with the option to record your favorite TV shows. Josie Howell |, al, 19 Aug. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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

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“User.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Sep. 2023.

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