Definitions for consumerkənˈsu mər

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

con•sum•erkənˈsu mər(n.)

  1. a person or thing that consumes.

  2. a person or organization that purchases or uses a commodity or service.

    Category: Business

  3. Ecol.an organism, usu. an animal, that feeds on plants or other animals.

    Category: Ecology

Origin of consumer:

1400–50

con•sum′er•ship`(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. consumer(noun)

    a person who uses goods or services

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. consumer(noun)ənˈsu mər

    sb who buys products

    issues that matter to consumers; consumer rights

Wiktionary

  1. consumer(Noun)

    One who, or that which, consumes.

  2. consumer(Noun)

    someone who trades money for goods as an individual.

    This new system favours the consumer over the producer.

  3. consumer(Noun)

    an organism that uses other organisms for food in order to gain energy.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Consumer(noun)

    one who, or that which, consumes; as, the consumer of food

Freebase

  1. Consumer

    A consumer is a person or group of people who are the final users of products and or services generated within a social system. A consumer may be a person or group, such as a household. The concept of a consumer may vary significantly by context, although a common definition is an individual who buys products or services for personal use and not for manufacture or resale.

Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

  1. consumer

    Person or agency that uses information or intelligence produced by either its own staff or other agencies.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'consumer' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2317

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'consumer' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4258

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'consumer' in Nouns Frequency: #703


Translations for consumer

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

consumer(noun)

a person who eats, uses, buys things etc

The average consumer spends 12 dollars per year on toothpaste.

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