Definitions for customerˈkʌs tə mər

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. customer, client(noun)

    someone who pays for goods or services


  1. customer(Noun)

    A patron; one who purchases or receives a product or service from a business or merchant, or intends to do so.

    Every person who passes by is a potential customer.

  2. customer(Noun)

    A person, especially one engaging in some sort of interaction with others.

    a cool customer, a tough customer, an ugly customer

Webster Dictionary

  1. Customer(noun)

    one who collect customs; a toll gatherer

  2. Customer(noun)

    one who regularly or repeatedly makes purchases of a trader; a purchaser; a buyer

  3. Customer(noun)

    a person with whom a business house has dealings; as, the customers of a bank

  4. Customer(noun)

    a peculiar person; -- in an indefinite sense; as, a queer customer; an ugly customer

  5. Customer(noun)

    a lewd woman

  6. Origin: [A doublet of customary, a.: cf. LL. custumarius toll gatherer. See Custom.]


  1. Customer

    A customer is the recipient of a good, service, product, or idea, obtained from a seller, vendor, or supplier for a monetary or other valuable consideration. Customers are generally categorized into two types: ⁕An intermediate customer or trade customer who is a dealer that purchases goods for re-sale. ⁕An ultimate customer who does not in turn re-sell the things bought but either passes them to the consumer or actually is the consumer. A customer may or may not also be a consumer, but the two notions are distinct, even though the terms are commonly confused. A customer purchases goods; a consumer uses them. An ultimate customer may be a consumer as well, but just as equally may have purchased items for someone else to consume. An intermediate customer is not a consumer at all. The situation is somewhat complicated in that ultimate customers of so-called industrial goods and services either themselves use up the goods and services that they buy, or incorporate them into other finished products, and so are technically consumers, too. However, they are rarely called that, but are rather called industrial customers or business-to-business customers. Similarly, customers who buy services rather than goods are rarely called consumers.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'customer' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2267

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'customer' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2104

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'customer' in Nouns Frequency: #388

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