user

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English user, equivalent to use +‎ -er.

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Noun[edit]

user (plural users)

  1. One who uses or makes use of something, a consumer.
    • 2013 July 20, “Out of the gloom”, 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.
  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. (pejorative) An exploiter, an abusive user (a person who uses something or someone unfairly, selfishly and/or unethically).

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

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin uso

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Verb[edit]

user

  1. to wear, wear down, wear off, wear out, grind down, run in
    Trois kilomètres à pied, ça use les souliers.
  2. to use
    Ne m'obligez pas à user de la force.

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Gallo[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Verb[edit]

user

  1. (transitive, cooking) to boil down

Old English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *unseraz (of us, our), from Proto-Indo-European *no-s-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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Pronoun[edit]

ūser (possessive)

  1. our, belonging to us

Old French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Latin ūtor.

Verb[edit]

user

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

Conjugation[edit]

  • This verb conjugates the same as a verb ending in -er. In addition, the second-singular subjunctive, which would normally end in *-ss, is reduced to just -s. Old French conjugation varies significantly by date and by region. The following conjugation should be treated as a guide.