user

A user is someone who employs or uses a particular thing, like a user of nicotine or a user of an internet site. Since you are reading this, you are a user of Vocabulary.com. Congrats!

To use something is to employ it or operate it, so a user is someone who uses or takes advantage of something. If you have a computer and use it for anything, you're a computer user. If you play a video game, you're a video game user. As you can see, this word often applies to technology. That's why they call the first part of a login the username. The people who design technology always have to keep the users in mind; it's important to make tech gadgets that are user-friendly.

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

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consumer
a person who uses goods or services
end user
the ultimate user for which something is intended
usufructuary
someone who holds property by usufruct
utiliser, utilizer
someone who puts to good use
wearer
a person who wears or carries or displays something as a body covering or accessory
chewer
someone who chews (especially someone who chews tobacco)
concert-goer, music lover
someone who attends concerts
client, customer
someone who pays for goods or services
drinker, imbiber, juicer, toper
a person who drinks alcoholic beverages (especially to excess)
drinker
a person who drinks liquids
eater, feeder
someone who consumes food for nourishment
prodigal, profligate, squanderer
a recklessly extravagant consumer
smoker, tobacco user
a person who smokes tobacco
snuff user, snuffer
a person who uses snuff
Type of:
individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul
a human being

n a person who uses something or someone selfishly or unethically

Synonyms:
exploiter
Type of:
selfish person
a person who is unusually selfish

n a person who takes drugs

Synonyms:
drug user, substance abuser
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addict
someone who is physiologically dependent on a substance; abrupt deprivation of the substance produces withdrawal symptoms
acid head
someone who takes LSD
caffein addict, caffeine addict
someone addicted to caffeine
drug addict, junkie, junky
a narcotics addict
hash head
a user of hashish
pill head
a consumer of amphetamine pills
pothead
someone who smokes marijuana habitually
speed freak
addict who habitually uses stimulant drugs (especially amphetamines)
Type of:
individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul
a human being

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