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 The lawmakers are asking YouTube to provide them with information on YouTube Kids’ top videos, channels and revenue information, as well as average time spent and number of videos watched, per user, among other information. Time, "Lawmakers Call YouTube Kids a 'Wasteland of Vapid, Consumerist Content'," 7 Apr. 2021 The lawmakers are asking YouTube to provide them with information on YouTube Kids' top videos, channels and revenue information, as well as average time spent and number of videos watched, per user, among other information. Barbara Ortutay, ajc, "Lawmakers call YouTube Kids a 'wasteland of vapid' content," 6 Apr. 2021 In other words, in short time, Disney’s cost of streaming per user has nearly matched Netflix’s, per Figure 3. David Trainer, Forbes, "Disney Is The Streaming Industry’s Micro-Bubble Winner," 5 Apr. 2021 Geiger pointed out that at common reimbursement rates in Reno, that would work out to roughly seven full talk therapy sessions per active user. Mario Aguilar, STAT, "Inside the battle over Talkspace and a grand experiment in mental health," 30 Mar. 2021 Social entertainment monthly average users may have decreased 4.3%, but their average revenue per user grew 26.3% to become more than 18 times larger than online music’s ARPU. Glenn Peoples, Billboard, "Tencent Music Improves Revenues 15% in 2020, Equals Spotify’s Market Cap," 23 Mar. 2021 One Twitter user pointed out that this is a classic Grammys move, as fellow BIPOC artist Nicki Minaj has described a similar experience with the awards show. Natalie Morin, refinery29.com, "The Grammys Used BTS As Eye Candy & Everyone Saw Right Through It," 16 Mar. 2021 In Michigan, a social media user pointed out this week that the state is not operating under an executive order from Gov. Gretchen Whitmer to require face coverings. Rick Rouan, USA TODAY, "Fact check: Michigan has no executive order for masks, but it does have a mask mandate," 15 Mar. 2021 The number of hikes per user jumped by 52.1% in 2020 compared to the prior four-year period. Kirby Adams, The Courier-Journal, "Kentucky State Parks are about to reopen. Here's your guide to the great outdoors," 8 Mar. 2021

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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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11 Apr 2021

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“User.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/user. Accessed 14 Apr. 2021.

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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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