Definition of subscriber in English:



  • 1A person who receives a publication regularly by paying in advance.

    ‘I am a new subscriber to Saga magazine’
    • ‘I was trying to point out that the vast majority of Americans are not subscribers to, or even aware of, those conservative magazines.’
    • ‘She worked to improve the finances of the magazine with new fundraising projects, found ways to reduce expenses, and garnered grants to assist in building the magazine's subscriber base.’
    • ‘Subscribers will be excited to hear that things 17-18 was dispatched to the printers yesterday, after about four months of delays.’
    • ‘I do hope the Times is a good deal more diligent with the credit card data they collect from subscribers.’
    • ‘I am a subscriber to O - which is short for Oprah - which is short for The Oprah Magazine - which is not short for anything else.’
    • ‘It has 700 corporate members and 3,000 individual members, some of whom are subscribers to its various publications.’
    • ‘As a subscriber, we hope you were pleased to see that Parsons was featured as the cover subject of our February 2002 issue.’
    • ‘I have been a subscriber to BusinessWeek for 10 years.’
    • ‘I found myself speaking, recently, to a Muslim subscriber to The Ecologist.’
    reader, regular reader, regular customer, follower, member, patron, supporter, backer, benefactor, sponsor, donor, contributor
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    1. 1.1 A person who has arranged to receive or access a service.
      ‘the company has 2.6 million subscribers to its digital service’
      • ‘AOL added 1.3 million users worldwide, bringing its total subscribers to 30.1 million.’
      • ‘The subscriber at this stage also had to supply the company with a password.’
      • ‘The news is even better for Xbox Live subscribers.’
      • ‘Depending on the system, self-installation is running at about 65 % to 95 % of new subscribers.’
      • ‘The report said mobile phone networks worldwide were likely to have 1.6 billion subscribers by the end of this year.’
      • ‘Subscriber software would in effect be the only entity required to allow the network to operate.’
      • ‘Linking businesses to the big consumer networks, with their millions of worldwide subscribers, was the first step.’
      • ‘The upcoming database - code-named Yukon - is now available to some 500,000 MSDN subscribers here.’
      • ‘The VHI pays consultants if a subscriber opts to be treated privately, irrespective of whether the patient is in a public or private bed.’
      • ‘Subscribers will access all data without any downstream royalties or licensing fees tied to discovery.’
      • ‘Install the software, connect a handset to your computer and talk to other Skype subscribers free.’
      • ‘MonsterMob claims to have 140,000 subscribers to its various services.’
      • ‘A 20 % increase in China's subscribers would be 46 million phones.’
      • ‘I'm a subscriber to a fab website called EU Business.’
      • ‘Company officials had hoped to expand their services, offering end-to-end solutions to help cable companies implement new broadband subscriber services.’
      • ‘DirecTV is taking a different tack by aiming at its own roughly 10 million subscribers.’
      • ‘Son is hoping to turbocharge revenues by getting his broadband subscribers hooked on services such as games that bring in extra cash.’
      • ‘The United States should have 30 % broadband penetration, to about 13M subscribers.’
      • ‘Hutt says there are 850,000 cable subscribers in Oregon, and perhaps a few thousand of those subscribers own high-definition TV sets.’
      • ‘Penetration of digital has hit 20 % in a year, with incremental revenue per subscriber at $22 per year and growing, he said.’
      • ‘The complete list of topics is available for subscribers at’
      • ‘Subscribers will pay a monthly fee for uninterrupted, commercial-free digital programming based on individual channels dedicated to specific types of music (or talk).’
    2. 1.2British A person who regularly contributes money to a fund, project, or cause.
      ‘subscribers to the distress fund’
      • ‘They need a minimum of 30-50 subscribers to get the project up and running.’
      • ‘The organisers extend thanks to all subscribers for the continuing support.’
      • ‘I was a subscriber to the League Against Cruel Sports but I am not now.’