• WordNet 3.6
    • n user a person who takes drugs
    • n user a person who uses something or someone selfishly or unethically
    • n user a person who makes use of a thing; someone who uses or employs something
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The average America online user spends 70 minutes day online
    • User (Law) Enjoyment of property; use.
    • User One who uses.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: In 1924, Pope Urban VIII threatened to excommunicate snuff users.
    • n user One who or that which uses.
    • n user In law, the using or exercise, as of a right; continued use or enjoyment; the acting in a manner which implies a claim of right so to do. See non-user.
    • n user The presumptive right arising from continued user.
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  • Brandt Allen
    Brandt Allen
    “Control over computing belongs with users.”
  • Dave Barry
    Dave Barry
    “The word user is the word used by the computer professional when they mean idiot.”
  • John Tillotson
    John Tillotson
    “The art of using deceit and cunning grow continually weaker and less effective to the user.”
  • Thomas J. Peters
    “The best leaders... almost without exception and at every level, are master users of stories and symbols.”
  • Bill Gates
    Bill Gates
    “There are no significant bugs in our released software that any significant number of users want fixed”
  • Kelvin Throop III
    Kelvin Throop III
    “The real world is not user-friendly”


In literature:

This plan answered most admirably, and I would strongly recommend it to all users of wire-rigging.
"For Treasure Bound" by Harry Collingwood
In Detroit alone, sixty-nine merchants have agreed not to employ the cigarette user.
"Pushing to the Front" by Orison Swett Marden
What is the consequence of this to the user of wet or dry arsenical preparations?
"Practical Taxidermy" by Montagu Browne
If he once became a conscious user of tools he would of course go much further.
"This Simian World" by Clarence Day
Within recent years, considerable interest is awakening among wood users in the operation of kiln-drying.
"Seasoning of Wood" by Joseph B. Wagner
Users of this argument should properly be excluded from debate till they learn what the real question is.
"The Will to Believe" by William James
The cocaine user takes large quantities, but in small doses frequently repeated.
"Alcohol: A Dangerous and Unnecessary Medicine, How and Why" by Martha M. Allen
Or as a simple user of words.
"G. K. Chesterton, A Critical Study" by Julius West
All that the users pay for this article is to them lost, and worse than lost.
"Select Temperance Tracts" by American Tract Society
A beautiful proof of this truth is familiar to every user of a telescope.
"The Story of the Heavens" by Robert Stawell Ball
He could not reconcile it with the nobler attributes of the users.
"The Rough Road" by William John Locke
Certain sea salts preferred by fish packers and other users are, however, shipped to distant points.
"The Economic Aspect of Geology" by C. K. Leith
Commencing with a small dose, the amount is gradually increased until the user becomes a slave to drink.
"The Home Medical Library, Volume II (of VI)" by Various
The income from private users in the case of this plant was $4,459,404.
"The Spirit of American Government" by J. Allen Smith
Over the years, pictures show a variety of overhead coverings to shelter the well and its users.
"The Fairfax County Courthouse" by Ross D. Netherton
Why we chillun user hab a time 'round ol' Missus' place.
"Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States, From Interviews with Former Slaves" by Work Projects Administration
For convenience of the hydrometer user, a special thermometer has been developed by battery makers.
"The Automobile Storage Battery" by O. A. Witte
But how, then, did the vagabond users of 'flash' language get hold of this word?
"Storyology" by Benjamin Taylor
The European idea of ownership was founded on user.
"The Land of the Miamis" by Elmore Barce
Each, therefore, was carried by the user separately.
"The Church: Her Books and Her Sacraments" by E. E. Holmes

In poetry:

An hundred fold is given by the Lord
To ev'ry Christian for his pounds and pence;
Dull is the userer, who won't afford
The poor some cash, on int'rest so immense!
"Advice To Distribute To The Poor, According To Every One's Circumstances And Abilities" by Rees Prichard

In news:

Allowing users to post to Yahoo, eBay, Twitter and Photobucket is a leap for social networks accused of locking user data behind the wall.
Firefox users were up in arms over a Microsoft NET extension that was silently installed into the browser without direct user approval.
Facebook users were unable to post about their puppies or share videos of their toddlers Monday, following an outage on the site that came on the same day a Gmail outage kept users from their inboxes.
But Banjo 's million users do suggest that at least some social discovery apps appeal to average users.
Understanding a user's behavior and comparing it to their past behavior or the behavior of the broader population is a powerful technique that can detect attacks, identify when a user's account has been compromised and a whole lot more. StealthGenie Delights Users with a Brand New Website and User Area.
This means every request sent by the user's browser tells the website that the user does not want to be tracked.
With the mobile user base continuing to grow, it's essential to provide what your users need.
It is still an issue, says Kane, because companies that copy a user agreement or TOS could be accused of fraud if their service actually differs from the user document.
An expert on user interface design, Jakob Nielsen, has called Windows 8 " disappointing " for novices and power users alike.
"We will always do what we believe is best for our users in the long term, and we thank you, our loyal and valued users, for your understanding," Alexandre Curtelin, co-founder of Mobbles Corp.
Users can now build user-to-user connections, follow friends' recent posts, add an avatar that fits their personality, and more.
Ability to integrate into user websites creates a central entry point for users.
Prezi continues its global expansion, surpassing the 17 million user mark, with more than one million new users joining each month and two prezis created every second.
"Mac OS X 10.5 users have been declining by 1% per month, as a share of our total Mac OS X users," said Aas.

In science:

Each user’s data will not be visible to other users of the system.
A GRB Tool Shed
One can study through numerical simulation the behaviour when users are allowed to be linked with different users.
Growing dynamics of Internet providers
Otherwise, a user, or a group of users, is related to a set of assertions.
Fine-Grained Authorization for Job Execution in the Grid: Design and Implementation
The design of the user interface will vary depending on the users of the device.
Human Information Processing with the Personal Memex
With user guidance, this grid search works well for any user defined function.
ARCHANGEL Galaxy Photometry System
User-Interface layer: contains the JSP/JSF-pages for the interaction with the user.
Submission of content to a digital object repository using a configurable workflow system
Req.31] The system shall, upon attempting a Close general request operation, if the user is not a designated user, display a message to the user stating he is not authorized to perform the operation.
Software Requirements Specification of the IUfA's UUIS -- a Team 3 COMP5541-W10 Project Approach
User enters query as in Test Case System accepts the search parameter(s) along with all relevant information (c.f., Step 2) and performs the search. 3. System outputs the search results to the user’s machine. User verifies whether the search results are correct and that output is also correct.
Software Design Document, Testing, Deployment and Configuration Management of the UUIS--a Team 2 COMP5541-W10 Project Approach
In order to remove ambiguity when discussing both the full cyclic code and this subset, we will call the complete cyclic code the ambient code, while the subset assigned to users will be called the user codebook (i.e., the user codebook is the set {xi}).
Asynchronous Code-Division Random Access Using Convex Optimization
No matter how robust the user interface is, it can lose the user; it might be even more appropriate to say that a user loses the interface.
A Prototype System for Controlling a Computer by Head Movements and Voice Commands
User Feedback The feedback from users and their help is the key to the success of the user support.
An outlook of the user support model to educate the users community at the CMS Experiment
Proof: Since the decoder regards signals from users not in D as interference, given that users not in D choose rate r ¯D , the multiple access channel experienced by users in D is characterized by P (Y |X D , r ¯D ) as speci fied in (16).
Channel Coding in Random Access Communication over Compound Channels
Specifically, user-based CF methods identify users that are similar to the queried user, and estimate the desired rating to be the average ratings of these similar users.
A Comparative Study of Collaborative Filtering Algorithms
Constant baseline, user average, user-based, NMF, NPCA, and rank-based are relatively insensitive to the number of users.
A Comparative Study of Collaborative Filtering Algorithms
User-based CF is extremely effective for low user count but has an almost constant dependency on the user count.
A Comparative Study of Collaborative Filtering Algorithms