What does user mean?

Definitions for user
ˈyu zərus·er

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word user.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. user(noun)

    a person who makes use of a thing; someone who uses or employs something

  2. exploiter, user(noun)

    a person who uses something or someone selfishly or unethically

  3. drug user, substance abuser, user(noun)

    a person who takes drugs


  1. user(Noun)

    One who uses or makes use of something, a consumer.

    Etymology: From unseraz, from no-s-ero-. Cognate with user, user, unser, unsar, 033F033D034303300342, us.

  2. user(Noun)

    A person who uses drugs, especially illegal drugs.

    Etymology: From unseraz, from no-s-ero-. Cognate with user, user, unser, unsar, 033F033D034303300342, us.

  3. user(Noun)

    A person who uses a computer or a computing network, especially a person who has received a user account.

    Etymology: From unseraz, from no-s-ero-. Cognate with user, user, unser, unsar, 033F033D034303300342, us.

  4. user(Noun)

    An exploiter, an abusive user (a person who uses something or someone unfairly, selfishly and/or unethically).

    Etymology: From unseraz, from no-s-ero-. Cognate with user, user, unser, unsar, 033F033D034303300342, us.

Webster Dictionary

  1. User(noun)

    one who uses

  2. User(noun)

    enjoyment of property; use


  1. User

    A user is an agent, either a human agent or software agent, who uses a computer or network service. A user often has a user account and is identified by a username. Other terms for username include login name, screen name, nickname, or handle, which is derived from the identical Citizen's Band radio term. Users are also widely characterized as the class of people that use a system without complete technical expertise required to understand the system fully. In hacker-related contexts, such users are also divided into lusers and power users. In projects in which the actor of the system is another system or a software agent, it is quite possible that there is no end-user for the system. In this case, the end-users for the system would be indirect end-users.

The New Hacker's Dictionary

  1. user

    1. Someone doing ‘real work’ with the computer, using it as a means rather than an end. Someone who pays to use a computer. See real user. 2. A programmer who will believe anything you tell him. One who asks silly questions. [GLS observes: This is slightly unfair. It is true that users ask questions (of necessity). Sometimes they are thoughtful or deep. Very often they are annoying or downright stupid, apparently because the user failed to think for two seconds or look in the documentation before bothering the maintainer.] See luser. 3. Someone who uses a program from the outside, however skillfully, without getting into the internals of the program. One who reports bugs instead of just going ahead and fixing them.The general theory behind this term is that there are two classes of people who work with a program: there are implementors (hackers) and lusers. The users are looked down on by hackers to some extent because they don't understand the full ramifications of the system in all its glory. (The few users who do are known as real winners.) The term is a relative one: a skilled hacker may be a user with respect to some program he himself does not hack. A LISP hacker might be one who maintains LISP or one who uses LISP (but with the skill of a hacker). A LISP user is one who uses LISP, whether skillfully or not. Thus there is some overlap between the two terms; the subtle distinctions must be resolved by context.

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'user' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1664

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'user' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4471

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'user' in Nouns Frequency: #352

Anagrams for user »

  1. rues

  2. ruse, Ruse

  3. sure

  4. Ruse

How to pronounce user?

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of user in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of user in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of user in a Sentence

  1. Jeremy Tillman:

    At first blush, individuals may find it reassuring that their data is being collected and processed by faceless corporations rather than their neighbor next door, however, there are two caveats to this logic, he added. First, while your neighbor may not be personally collecting your data, he may very well be the data analyst working at the company that does. In other words, there are distinct individuals within each company whose entire job is to analyze, evaluate, and interact with user data. Ten or more trackers that collect personal data were found on 21.3 percent of the sites covered by the study. CUNNING MALWARE SPREADS, GOES AFTER YOUR BANK ACCOUNT Google Analytics and Facebook Connect are some of the most prominent trackers, according to Ghostery. Google Analytics is in the top ten of the most widely used trackers based on the various services the Internet giant uses, including Google Analytics and Google Analytics Adsense. Facebook Connect is next with three. Google Analytics was found on almost half of all loaded pages at 46.4 percent, while Facebook Connect was on more than a fifth, coming in at 21.9 percent. Other companies that showed include comScore and Twitter. And Google Analytics’s not easy keeping tabs on these trackers since many are n’t installed by the website owner, according to Jeremy Tillman.

  2. Josh Hawley:

    TikTok is owned by a Chinese company that includes Chinese Communist Party members on its board, and it is required by law to share user data with Beijing, As many of our federal agencies have already recognized, TikTok is a major security risk to the United States, and it has no place on government devices.

  3. Richard Damania:

    If you're making money out of water, particularly if you're using a lot of water as a commercial user, then it's reasonable to suggest that you pay minimally enough to cover the cost of providing you with that water.

  4. Drew Hintz:

    Right now, it's left up to the user to decide whether or not to enter their password, we expect users to know the difference between these sites, and that's an unreasonable request to make of users.

  5. Scott Gottlieb:

    Our generics and biosimilars programs will however be impacted should the lapse in funding continue, we continue to operate the programs using carryover user fees, and we'll prioritize work that impacts public safety, as this is our foremost priority.

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