Meaning of USER in English

USER

us ‧ er S3 W1 /ˈjuːzə $ -ər/ BrE AmE noun [countable]

[ Word Family: noun : ↑ usage , ↑ use , ↑ disuse , ↑ misuse , ↑ reuse , ↑ usefulness ≠ ↑ uselessness , ↑ user ; adjective : ↑ reusable , used ≠ ↑ unused , ↑ disused , ↑ useful ≠ ↑ useless , ↑ usable ≠ ↑ unusable ; verb : ↑ use , ↑ misuse , ↑ reuse ; adverb : ↑ usefully ≠ ↑ uselessly ]

1 . someone or something that uses a product, service etc:

road users

a computer user

library users

2 . someone who takes illegal drugs:

Drug users were warned about the dangers of sharing needles.

⇨ ↑ end user

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COLLOCATIONS

■ ADJECTIVES/NOUN + user

▪ computer users

Computer users are being warned to look out for the virus.

▪ road users

Did you signal to let other road users know you were turning right?

▪ business users

The hotel caters mainly to business users.

▪ Internet users

Internet users who illegally download music and films could face large fines.

▪ a heavy user (=someone who uses something a lot)

Electricity companies are warning that heavy users face much higher bills.

▪ a regular user

Regular sunbed users are likely to suffer long-term skin damage.

▪ a light user (=someone who uses something only a little)

Light users of the service will receive a reduction in their bill.

Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English.      Longman - Словарь современного английского языка.