- a person, company, etc., that subscribes, as to a publication or concert series.
- a homeowner, apartment dweller, business, etc., that pays a monthly charge to be connected to a television cable service.
- a person who promises to donate a sum of money, purchase stock, etc.
Origin of subscriber
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Examples from the Web for subscriber
Netflix can add to its subscriber rolls geometrically while expanding its expenses arithmetically.Amazon Stock May Be Up, but the Company Still Doesn’t Make Any Money
October 25, 2013
A viewer leaving Time Warner because of the fight does not affect CBS, but it does cost Time Warner a subscriber.Amid Standoff, Stocks of Time Warner Cable and CBS Fall
August 22, 2013
The subscriber base rose from about five million in 2006 to 25 million 2009.The BlackBerry’s Death Rattle Gets Louder
August 12, 2013
According to various reports, CBS demanded that its subscriber fee increase from $1 to about $2 per subscriber.Is Life Without CBS Really So Bad for Time Warner Customers?
August 8, 2013
Since it's paywalled and the photos are by an FT photographer, that doesn't mean much if you aren't a subscriber.Not All Borders Are Created Equal
January 13, 2013
We give the club-raiser a fine premium for every subscriber sent in.The Mayflower, January, 1905
My father has been a subscriber to Harper's Magazine ever since 1859.
I am a subscriber to Young People, and am much pleased with it.
Postage, Thirty six cents a year, to be paid by the Subscriber.
The verdict of posterity and not of the yearly subscriber or daily purchaser is decisive.College Teaching
Word Origin and History for subscriber
1590s, agent noun from subscribe.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper