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:
a computer user
2 . someone who takes illegal drugs:
Drug users were warned about the dangers of sharing needles.
⇨ ↑ end user
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■ 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.