Definitions and meaning of user
From Middle English usere, equivalent to use + -er. Cognate with Scots usar, uiser (“user”).
- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈjuːzə/
- (General American) enPR: yo͞o′zər, IPA(key): /ˈjuzɚ/
- Rhymes: -uːzə(ɹ)
- Hyphenation: us‧er
user (plural users)
- One who uses or makes use of something, a consumer/client or an express or implied licensee (free user) or a trespasser.
- 2019, The Highway Code (United Kingdom) Road Users Requiring Extra Care
- The most vulnerable road users are pedestrians, cyclists, motorcyclists and horse riders. It is particularly important to be aware of children, older and disabled people, and learner and inexperienced drivers and riders. https://www.gov.uk/guidance/the-highway-code/road-users-requiring-extra-care-204-to-225
- A person who uses drugs, especially illegal drugs.
- (computing) A person who uses a computer or a computing network, especially a person who has received a user account.
- (derogatory) An exploiter, an abuser (a person who "uses" people, that is treats and regards people unfairly, selfishly and/or unethically).
- (law) (dated) In land law, meaning either 1. or 2. above or use. Usually in singular form to mean use wherever there is assiduous re-use of precedents and aloof textbooks verbatim. Modern law, guarded against ambiguity, widely disfavors the term.
- 2012, R. (Stephen Malpass) v Durham County Council,  EWHC 1934 (Admin) http://www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWHC/Admin/2012/1934.html
- As to evidence of user...
- As to quality of user (i.e. was use by the public "as of right"), the inspector found that the grass over the whole of the application land has been regularly cut...
- ...which the inspector did not find sufficient of itself to render user permissive. Moreover, the defendant could not, the inspector advised, rely on communication to users that access to the land was regulated. Deferment to users of the organised pitches...
- (one that unfairly takes advantage of or exploits): parasite
- end user
- magic user
- ERUs, Ersu, Reus, Rues, Ruse, rues, ruse, suer, sure, ures
- Antoinette Schapper, The Papuan Languages of Timor, Alor and Pantar: Volume 1 (2014), p. 158
- (vulgar) second-person singular imperative of usrat
From Latin uso.
- to wear, wear down, wear off, wear out, grind down, run in
- Trois kilomètres à pied, ça use les souliers.
- Three kilometers on foot wears out the shoes.
- to use (used with de)
- Ne m'obligez pas à user de la force.
- Don't make me use force
- “user” in Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).
- rues, ruse, rusé, suer, sure, sûre
From Latin ūsus, past participle of ūtor, ūtī (“use, employ”).
- (transitive, cooking) to boil down
From usen (“to use, make use”), from Old French usser, uiser.
user (plural users)
- Alternative form of usere
- “ūser(e (n.)” in MED Online, Ann Arbor, Mich.: University of Michigan, 2007, retrieved 2018-03-31.
From Old French usure, from Latin ūsūra.
user (plural users)
- Alternative form of usure
- “ūsūre (n.)” in MED Online, Ann Arbor, Mich.: University of Michigan, 2007, retrieved 2018-03-31.
From Proto-Germanic *unseraz (“of us, our”), from Proto-Indo-European *n̥s-ero- (“our”). Cognate with Old Frisian ūse(r) (“our”), Old Saxon ūser (“our”), Old High German unsēr, unsār (“our”), Gothic 𐌿𐌽𐍃𐌰𐍂 (unsar, “our”), Old English ūs (“us”).
- IPA(key): /ˈuː.ser/, [ˈuː.zer]
- our, belonging to us
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From Latin ūtor.
- to use; to employ; to make use of
This verb conjugates as a first-group verb ending in -er. The forms that would normally end in *-ss, *-st are modified to s, st. Old French conjugation varies significantly by date and by region. The following conjugation should be treated as a guide.
- USELESS, serving no purpose.
(source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)