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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Furthermore, Twitter users are not nearly representative of their party. Joseph Cabosky, The Conversation, "4 reasons why social media election data can misread public opinion," 28 Aug. 2019 This isn’t a frivolous extra: users were angry and rated classes poorly when pop songs were replaced with covers, and the company was previously sued for using music from the likes of Lady Gaga and Drake without permission. Mike Murphy, Quartz, "Peloton’s IPO filing is a roundup of every risky tech startup trend," 28 Aug. 2019 But users aren't typically aware that humans and not just computers are reviewing audio. CBS News, "Apple apologizes for allowing contractors to listen to Siri recordings," 28 Aug. 2019 But users aren’t typically aware that humans and not just computers are reviewing audio. Michael Liedtke,, "Apple apologizes for letting contractors eavesdrop on Siri," 28 Aug. 2019 Social media users have been looking at the data from NASA's Fire Information for Resource Management Map (FIRMS), which show a large swatch of fire across Angola, Zambia and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Aj Willingham, CNN, "Yes, more fires are burning in sub-Saharan Africa than in Brazil. But context is important," 27 Aug. 2019 For instance, users will be able to disconnect their activity from a specific websites or apps, or reconnect to a specific site while keeping other future tracking turned off. Barbara Orturay, The Denver Post, "Facebook rolls out tool to block off-Facebook data gathering," 25 Aug. 2019 Nobody at the show knew exactly why fountain pen users are on the increase. Steve Rubenstein,, "Some of these pens are more expensive than the sword," 24 Aug. 2019 Now, Seminole County officials want to make sure that trail users calling 911 will be able to give emergency dispatchers their precise location at any spot on the county’s nearly 60-mile trail system. Martin E. Comas,, "After runner’s heart attack, Seminole officials look to put location markers on recreational trails," 22 Aug. 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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