Definition of user in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈyo͞ozər/


1A person who uses or operates something, especially a computer or other machine.
Example sentences
  • To operate the card a user would need to press a button on the card's surface and provide a password.
  • These functions also operate independently providing the user with complete control.
  • The phone user will then press a single button to put them through to an operator who can connect them with the number they want to dial.
1.1A person who takes illegal drugs; a drug user: the drug causes long-term brain damage in users a heroin user
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  • Also, using cannabis does not mean that you are on the slippery slope to becoming a heroin user or future drug pusher.
  • Drug users, abusers and addicts are now considered to be in the ultra high risk group.
  • Does quitting cigarette smoking help or hurt the polydrug user in treatment for drug use?
1.2A person who manipulates others for personal gain: he was a gifted user of other people
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  • After adding a few not so nice adjectives she also accused me of being a manipulative user.
2 Law The continued use or enjoyment of a right.
Example sentences
  • Malice tips the balance towards finding the defendant's user unreasonable.
  • There is only one period (not a short and a long period) and that requires user for a period of 20 years.
  • My instinctive reaction to the suggestion that an implied licence could not be sufficient to defeat a claim of user as of right was to wonder why ever not.

Words that rhyme with user

abuser, accuser, boozer, bruiser, chooser, cruiser, diffuser, infuser, lollapalooza, loser, Marcuse, medusa, mezuzah, misuser, peruser, refuser, snoozer, Sousa, yakuza

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Syllabification: us·er

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