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Webster 1913 Edition


User

Us′er

,
Noun.
1.
One who uses.
Shak.
2.
(Law)
Enjoyment of property; use.
Mozley & W.

Webster 1828 Edition


User

U'SER

,
Noun.
s as z. One who uses, treats or occupies.

Definition 2022


user

user

See also: US'er

English

Noun

user (plural users)

  1. One who uses or makes use of something, a consumer.
    • 2013 July 20, Out of the gloom”, in The Economist, volume 408, number 8845:
      [Rural solar plant] schemes are of little help to industry or other heavy users of electricity. Nor is solar power yet as cheap as the grid. For all that, the rapid arrival of electric light to Indian villages is long overdue. When the national grid suffers its next huge outage, as it did in July 2012 when hundreds of millions were left in the dark, look for specks of light in the villages.
  2. A person who uses drugs, especially illegal drugs.
  3. (computing) A person who uses a computer or a computing network, especially a person who has received a user account.
  4. (pejorative) An exploiter, an abusive user (a person who uses something or someone unfairly, selfishly and/or unethically).

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Synonyms

  • (one that unfairly takes advantage of or exploits): parasite

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French

Etymology

From Latin uso.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /y.ze/

Verb

user

  1. to wear, wear down, wear off, wear out, grind down, run in
    Trois kilomètres à pied, ça use les souliers.
    Three kilometers on foot, it wears off the shoes.
  2. to use (used with de)
    Ne m'obligez pas à user de la force.
    I'm not obliged to use force

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Gallo

Etymology

From Latin ūsus, past participle of ūtor, ūtī (use, employ).

Verb

user

  1. (transitive, cooking) to boil down

Old English

Alternative forms

Etymology

From Proto-Germanic *unseraz (of us, our), from Proto-Indo-European *no-s-ero- (our). Cognate with Old Frisian ūse(r) (our), Old Saxon ūser (our), Old High German unsēr, unsār (our), Gothic 𐌿𐌽𐍃𐌰𐍂 (unsar, our), Old English ūs (us).

Pronunciation

Pronoun

ūser (possessive)

  1. our, belonging to us

Old French

Etymology

From Latin ūtor.

Verb

user

  1. to use; to employ; to make use of

Conjugation

This verb conjugates as a first-group verb ending in -er. The forms that would normally end in *-ss, *-st are modified to s, st. Old French conjugation varies significantly by date and by region. The following conjugation should be treated as a guide.