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Dictionary Definition



1 a person who makes use of a thing; someone who uses or employs something
2 a person who uses something or someone selfishly or unethically [syn: exploiter]
3 a person who takes drugs [syn: drug user, substance abuser]

User Contributed Dictionary



Contraction of use and the suffix -er.



  1. One who uses or makes use of something, a consumer.
  2. A person who uses drugs, especially illegal drugs.
  3. In the context of "computing": A person who uses a computer or a computing network, especially a person who has received a user account.
  4. An exploiter, an abusive user (a person who uses something or someone unfairly, selfishly and/or unethically).


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


one who uses something, a consumer
one who uses drugs
person who uses a computer
an exploiter




From usare.


  1. to wear
    Trois kilomètres à pied, ça use les souliers.
  2. to use
    Ne m'obligez pas à user de la force.

Derived terms

Extensive Definition

For information on Wikipedia user accounts, see Wikipedia:Username policy. For Wikipedia users, see .
User can refer to:
  • User (computing), one who uses a computer system. In order to identify oneself, a user has an account (a user account) and a username (also called a screen name, handle, nickname, or nick on some systems).
  • End-user, one who uses a product in economics and commerce.
  • End-user (computer science)
  • User (telecommunications), one who employs the services provided by a telecommunication system
  • USER, a recording artist
  • User (drug), as in one who uses illegal drugs.

See also

user in German: User
user in Spanish: Usuario
user in Persian: کاربر
user in French: Utilisateur
user in Korean: 사용자
user in Interlingua (International Auxiliary Language Association): Usator
user in Japanese: ユーザ
user in Dutch: Gebruiker
user in Kölsch: Medmaacher (Watt ėßß datt?)
user in Swedish: Användare

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

LSD user, acidhead, addict, alcoholic, buyer, chain smoker, cocaine sniffer, cokie, consumer, cubehead, dipsomaniac, dope fiend, doper, droit du seigneur, drug abuser, drug addict, drug user, drunkard, employer, enjoyer, enjoyment of property, fiend, freak, glue sniffer, habitual, head, heavy smoker, hophead, hype, imperfect usufruct, junkie, marijuana smoker, methhead, narcotics addict, operator, owner, perfect usufruct, pillhead, pothead, purchaser, right of use, snowbird, speed freak, tripper, usufruct
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