us·er | \ˈyü-zər \

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

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Download our app on both the Apple App Store and Google Play for Android users. Cameron Knight,, "Police: Airport worker insulted, threatened Adam Jones before fight," 13 July 2018 Last year, Calega said, Independence began restricting opioid prescriptions to a five-day supply for first-time users on a low dose. Aubrey Whelan,, "Independence Blue Cross reports dramatic drop in opioid prescriptions among members," 13 July 2018 The tool will be available for users with a large following starting next week. Monica Mercuri, Billboard, "YouTube Creators Have a New Tool to Battle Re-Uploads of Their Content," 12 July 2018 Lone Star has even launched dual decoder apps in the iTunes and Android stores for users struggling with their harder bottle caps. John Boyd, Houston Chronicle, "Lone Star Beer bottle cap puzzle quiz: Can you solve drinking's greatest rebus puzzle game?," 7 July 2018 Better experiences: Business agility for smart and efficient operations through digital O&M will provide a ROADS experience for users. The Economist, "Markets," 5 July 2018 The Neighbors app is free for smartphone users who customize it to their location. Linda Trischitta,, "Thief tricks man into mailing $15,000 to Hollywood homes," 3 July 2018 But hepatitis C should not be stigmatized as an infection only for drug users, Gish said. Hannah Holzer, sacbee, "Not all Californians can get life-saving hepatitis C treatment. Governor's budget aims to fix.," 27 June 2018 But the group was actually mobilizing against safety improvements which have been proven to make the street safer for all users—including people who aren’t on bikes at all. Alissa Walker, Curbed, "People are not defined by what we use to get around," 27 June 2018

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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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English Language Learners Definition of user

: a person or thing that uses something

: a person who frequently uses illegal drugs

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