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What is a user?
A user is someone or something that employs or puts someone or something into service, as in The instructions are written for users of the microwave.
In technology, a user is the person who uses a particular piece of hardware (such as a computer) or software (such as a website or app), as in Users complain about frequent updates.
User can also refer to someone who regularly takes illegal or addictive drugs. (The verb use can mean to regularly take such drugs, as in I stopped using five years ago.)
Example: The user should be able to send and receive messages quickly.
Where does user come from?
The first records of the term user come from around 1350. It combines use, meaning “to employ,” and the suffix -er, which creates nouns that are designated by their object.
A user is someone who uses something and is almost always said in reference to what they are using. There are a few special senses of user to be aware of.
Sometimes calling someone a user is meant to imply that the person “uses” people. That is, they manipulate or exploit other people for selfish reasons. In technology, a user profile is a page or account on social media or another web service that is owned by an individual. And in the law, a user is someone who expresses their right to make use of or enjoy property.
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How is user used in real life?
User is most often used to refer to someone who uses something. It can be used judgmentally if referring to someone who is addicted to drugs.
Please, as social media users & human beings in general, learn to have more empathy for others and know that you never really know the whole story. Use your energy to lift those that you admire rather than be cruel to those u don’t.
— Gigi Hadid (@GiGiHadid) February 11, 2018
Too many Americans never reach their full potential because of Drugs. Hate the drug NOT the drug user. #OpioidCrisis
— Pastor Mark Burns (@pastormarkburns) October 28, 2017
How many #SAMSUNG device user are following us? Give us a shout!
— VOX Cinemas (@voxcinemas) August 18, 2013
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How to use user in a sentence
Routines may still be considered something of a power user feature.Amazon makes Alexa Routines shareable|Sarah Perez|September 17, 2020|TechCrunch
Another change will impact which groups are suggested to users.Facebook tries to clean up Groups with new policies|Sarah Perez|September 17, 2020|TechCrunch
The most popular branded hashtag challenges make their way to TikTok’s trending page where millions of users can see them.What you must know about TikTok for business|Connie Benton|September 17, 2020|Search Engine Watch
In August, Amazon launched “Gold Vault” in India, where users can buy digital gold for as little as Rs5.Amazon’s fintech push is a play to dig further into India|Ananya Bhattacharya|September 17, 2020|Quartz
The user experience that your website offers is ultimately what determines whether customers bounce in droves or actually stick around.How to drive digital innovation necessary during the pandemic|Nick Chasinov|September 16, 2020|Search Engine Watch
The digital dating sphere can prove tricky, and bruising, for the trans user.Grindr’s Trans Dating Problem|David Levesley|January 9, 2015|DAILY BEAST
The user fee on duck stamps goes exclusively to funding federal acquisition of wetlands as wildlife habitat.Nazis, Sunscreen, and Sea Gull Eggs: Congress in 2014 Was Hella Productive|Ben Jacobs|December 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
A click sends a user to a statement, a list of passenger nationalities, emergency call-center numbers, and other information.The Presumed Crash of AirAsia Flight QZ8501 Is Nothing Like MH370|Lennox Samuels|December 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
That user's posts were being wiped completely from existence.China’s Internet Is Freer Than You Think|Brendon Hong|December 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
That lapse was partly mitigated by the rise of blogging, which encouraged user-generated content.You Can Look It Up: The Wikipedia Story|Walter Isaacson|October 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I made the arrangement shown in the sketch to take care of the line without any effort to the user.The Boy Mechanic, Book 2|Various
As it is so important, and above all to the voice-user, it merits special consideration.Voice Production in Singing and Speaking|Wesley Mills
Therefore the user of these cutters should exercise care when cutting pipe.Elements of Plumbing|Samuel Dibble
Not that I should have done any better if I had had the myth or the novel, for I am not a good user of opportunities.George Eliot's Life, Vol. II (of 3)|George Eliot
Some viewers may require user assistance to find fonts containing these characters.William Oughtred|Florian Cajori
British Dictionary definitions for user
- the continued exercise, use, or enjoyment of a right, esp in property
- a presumptive right based on long-continued useright of user