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

Definition of user

: one that uses

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Synonyms & Antonyms for user


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


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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According to a recent report from the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE), the fashion industry is the second largest user of water worldwide and produces 20 percent of water waste. Jessica Cumberbatch Anderson, Marie Claire, "The Do's and Don't's of a Closet Refresh," 6 May 2019 Sets was seen then as a response to various browsers, including Microsoft Edge, that allowed users to open new instances of the browser either as a tab or a separate window. Mark Hachman, PCWorld, "Microsoft's tabbed interface for Windows, known as Sets, appears dead for now," 22 Apr. 2019 At the same time, more and more dating apps also give users the option to add their accounts. Vogue, "How Did Sophie Turner and Joe Jonas Meet? It All Started With an Instagram DM," 1 Apr. 2019 Among them was reporter Yashar Ali, who boasts a following of 395,000 users. Chloe Foussianes, Town & Country, "How Notre-Dame's Fire Helped Motivate Donations to Three Historically Black Churches in Louisiana," 17 Apr. 2019 Twitter user earthifulmama discovered the insane product by HydraPeak at her local TJ Maxx, and thankfully shared her discovery with the rest of the internet. Elizabeth Gulino, House Beautiful, "TJ Maxx is Selling Gigantic Water Bottles That Can Hold 2.5 Bottles of Wine," 8 Apr. 2019 In the same spirit, this other meme from Twitter user @lorenchalamet compares TImmy to various iMac G3 computers. Cady Drell, Marie Claire, "This Week in Timothée Chalamet, Week of April 5," 5 Apr. 2019 When Facebook rolled out News Feed, for example, angry users protested outside of the company’s office. Kurt Wagner, Recode, "Instagram got rid of the scrolling feed for some users and people freaked out," 27 Dec. 2018 But as of today, my job just got a little easier, thanks to Regi, an online booking platform that allows users to book (and, by proxy, recommend) all sorts of treatments (i.e. manicures, massages, facials, and Botox) — all in one place. Sarah Kinonen, Allure, "Meet Regi, Allergan's New On-Demand Service That Makes Booking Your Botox Even Easier," 9 Apr. 2019

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First Known Use of user

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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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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