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 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
  1. noun
    a person who makes use of a thing; someone who uses or employs something
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    a person who uses goods or services
    end user
    the ultimate user for which something is intended
    someone who holds property by usufruct
    utiliser, utilizer
    someone who puts to good use
    a person who wears or carries or displays something as a body covering or accessory
    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)
    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
  2. noun
    a person who uses something or someone selfishly or unethically
    synonyms: exploiter
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    selfish person
    a person who is unusually selfish
  3. noun
    a person who takes drugs
    synonyms: drug user, substance abuser
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    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
    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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