[ suh b-skrahy-ber ]
/ səbˈskraɪ bər /


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.

Nearby words

  1. subscapular artery,
  2. subscapular muscle,
  3. subscapular nerve,
  4. subscribe,
  5. subscribe to,
  6. subscriber trunk dialling,
  7. subscript,
  8. subscription,
  9. subscription edition,
  10. subscription library

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

Examples from the Web for subscriber

Word Origin and History for subscriber



1590s, agent noun from subscribe.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper