[suh b-skrahy-ber]


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

First recorded in 1590–1600; subscribe + -er1
Related formsnon·sub·scrib·er, nounpre·sub·scrib·er, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for subscriber

donor, patron, benefactor, backer, attester, sponsor, signer, supporter, endorser

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Word Origin and History for subscriber

1590s, agent noun from subscribe.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper