What does Consumer mean?

Definitions for Consumer
kənˈsu mərcon·sumer

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word Consumer.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. consumernoun

    a person who uses goods or services


  1. Consumernoun

    (Econ.) the person or organization that uses some item of commerce or service in its own acitities, as opposed to reselling the item or including it as part of another item for resale; -- called also the end user.


  1. consumernoun

    One who, or that which, consumes.

  2. consumernoun

    someone who trades money for goods as an individual.

    This new system favours the consumer over the producer.

  3. consumernoun

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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Consumernoun

    One that spends, wastes, or destroys any thing.

    Etymology: from consume.

    Money may be considered as in the hands of the consumer, or of the merchant who buys the commodity, when made to export. John Locke.


  1. consumer

    A consumer is an individual or group that directly uses or utilizes products, goods or services generated within the economy. These goods and services are purchased, used, and consumed to satisfy their personal needs, desires, or demands. This consumption plays a key role in driving the economic activity in a market economy.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Consumernoun

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


  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.

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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

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Consumer in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Consumer in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of Consumer in a Sentence

  1. Gavin Newsom:

    Every single one of these companies knows where the consumer is going and where the world is going ... the elimination of the internal combustion engine.

  2. Kevin Dorwin:

    For the markets to move higher we need to see revenue growth and consumer spending to pick up. There is a feeling that consumers aren't spending enough and are saving instead.

  3. Jardayna Werlin:

    They get wrapped into the cost to the consumer anyway. [...] Having that fee in place is crucial and allows the business owners to recoup if they do have increased costs for having to provide paper bags.

  4. John Abbott:

    On the consumer side, the 8.5 percent year-on-year increase in vehicle sales is still there, and you need fuel and lubricants to run those vehicles.

  5. Freddie Mac:

    Home sales continue to decline, prices are moderating, and consumer confidence is low, but, amid waning demand, there are still potential homebuyers on the sidelines waiting to jump back into the market.

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