user

1
[ yoo-zer ]
/ ˈyu zər /

noun

a person or thing that uses.
one who uses drugs, especially as an abuser or addict.
Computers. a person who uses a computer.

Origin of user

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1350–1400; Middle English usere; see use, -er1

Definition for user (2 of 2)

user

2
[ oo-zer ]
/ ˈu zər /

noun Law.

the exercise of a right to the enjoyment of property.

Origin of user

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noun use of Anglo-French user to use
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British Dictionary definitions for user

user

/ (ˈjuːzə) /

noun

law
  1. the continued exercise, use, or enjoyment of a right, esp in property
  2. a presumptive right based on long-continued useright of user
(often in combination) a person or thing that usesa road-user
informal a drug addict
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Word Origin and History for user

user


n.

c.1400, agent noun from use (v.). Of narcotics, from 1935; of computers, from 1967. User-friendly (1977) is said in some sources to have been coined by software designer Harlan Crowder as early as 1972.

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