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EnglishEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

From Middle English usere, equivalent to use +‎ -er. Cognate with Scots usar, uiser (user).

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NounEdit

user (plural users)

  1. One who uses or makes use of something, a consumer/client or an express or implied licensee (free user) or a trespasser.
    • 2013 July 20, “Out of the gloom”, in The Economist, volume 408, number 8845:
      [Rural solar plant] schemes are of little help to industry or other heavy users of electricity. Nor is solar power yet as cheap as the grid. For all that, the rapid arrival of electric light to Indian villages is long overdue. When the national grid suffers its next huge outage, as it did in July 2012 when hundreds of millions were left in the dark, look for specks of light in the villages.
    • 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
  2. A person who uses drugs, especially illegal drugs.
  3. (computing) A person who uses a computer or a computing network, especially a person who has received a user account.
  4. (derogatory) An exploiter, an abuser (a person who "uses" people, that is treats and regards people unfairly, selfishly and/or unethically).
  5. (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.
    • R. (Stephen Malpass) v Durham County Council [2012] 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...

SynonymsEdit

  • (one that unfairly takes advantage of or exploits): parasite

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EtymologyEdit

From Latin uso.

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

user

  1. to wear, wear down, wear off, wear out, grind down, run in
    Trois kilomètres à pied, ça use les souliers.
    Three kilometers on foot, it wears off the shoes.
  2. to use (used with de)
    Ne m'obligez pas à user de la force.
    Don't make me use force

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GalloEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin ūsus, past participle of ūtor, ūtī (use, employ).

VerbEdit

user

  1. (transitive, cooking) to boil down

Middle EnglishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From usen (to use, make use), from Old French usser, uiser.

NounEdit

user (plural users)

  1. Alternative form of usere

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Etymology 2Edit

From Old French usure, from Latin ūsūra.

NounEdit

user (plural users)

  1. Alternative form of usure

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Old EnglishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

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).

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PronounEdit

ūser (possessive)

  1. our, belonging to us

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Old FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin ūtor.

VerbEdit

user

  1. to use; to employ; to make use of

ConjugationEdit

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.