What does buyer mean?

Definitions for buyer
ˈbaɪ ərbuy·er

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. buyer, purchaser, emptor, vendeenoun

    a person who buys


  1. buyernoun

    A person who makes one or more purchases.

    Every person who steps through the door is a potential buyer, so acknowledge their presence.

  2. buyernoun

    A person who purchases items for resale in a retail establishment.

    The supermarket's new buyer decided to stock a larger range of vegetarian foods.

  3. buyernoun

    A person who purchases items consumed or used as components in the manufacture of products.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Buyernoun

    He that buys; a purchaser.

    Etymology: from to buy.

    When a piece of art is set before us, let the first caution be, not to ask who made it, lest the fame of the authour do captivate the fancy of the buyer. Henry Wotton, Architecture.


  1. buyer

    Procurement is the method of discovering and agreeing to terms and purchasing goods, services, or other works from an external source, often with the use of a tendering or competitive bidding process. When a government agency buys goods or services through this practice, it is referred to as public procurement.Procurement as an organizational process is intended to ensure that the buyer receives goods, services, or works at the best possible price when aspects such as quality, quantity, time, and location are compared. Corporations and public bodies often define processes intended to promote fair and open competition for their business while minimizing risks such as exposure to fraud and collusion. Almost all purchasing decisions include factors such as delivery and handling, marginal benefit, and fluctuations in the prices of goods. Organisations which have adopted a corporate social responsibility perspective are also likely to require their purchasing activity to take wider societal and ethical considerations into account. On the other hand, the introduction of external regulations concerning accounting practices can affect ongoing buyer-supplier relations in unforeseen manners.


  1. buyer

    A buyer is an individual or organization that purchases goods or services from a seller or a vendor for personal use, resale, or for use within the business or organization. The term can refer to any entity that procures or intends to procure a product, service or commodity in exchange for money or something else of value.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Buyernoun

    one who buys; a purchaser


  1. Buyer

    A buyer is any person who contracts to acquire an asset in return for some form of consideration. When someone gets characterized by their role as buyer of certain assets, the term "buyer" gets new meaning: A "buyer" or merchandiser is a person who purchases finished goods, typically for resale, for a firm, government, or organization. In product management, buyer is the entity that decides to obtain the product. A buyer's primary responsibility is obtaining the highest quality goods at the lowest cost. This usually requires research, writing requests for bids, proposals or quotes, and evaluating information received.

Editors Contribution

  1. buyer

    A person or people who buy.

    The buyer were a family husband and wife.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 20, 2020  

Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. BUYER

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Buyer is ranked #67318 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Buyer surname appeared 293 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Buyer.

    95.5% or 280 total occurrences were White.
    2.3% or 7 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'buyer' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3562

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'buyer' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4770

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'buyer' in Nouns Frequency: #1047

Anagrams for buyer »

  1. rebuy

  2. burye

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of buyer in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of buyer in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of buyer in a Sentence

  1. Lawrence Yun:

    For residents in these areas, it may feel like foreigners are competing for homes with locals. Sellers, of course, are trying to get the highest possible price independent of who the buyer is, but it can be frustrating for buyers who are outbid.

  2. Cheyanne Banks:

    Interview and hire a realtor that has several years of experience working in multiple-offer scenarios, when interviewing a buyer’s agent to represent you, be sure to ask them how many transactions they have handled that had four or more offers, and, of those, how many of them did they have accepted?

  3. Hannah Jones:

    Sellers can drum up buyer demand during the approaching best time to sell by ensuring their home is well-priced and well-maintained.

  4. Neil Saunders:

    Inflation is more helpful than harmful for resale as it drives the market for both buyers and sellers, on the buyer front, more people are turning to secondhand as a way to save money when prices are high. And more people are selling their used goods to make a bit of extra money.

  5. Ahmed Ismail:

    In addition to strengthening investors' confidence with the local market, the new law will raise the value of the debtors' assets, since they will not be obliged to sell for low prices through an enforced liquidation, the realized value of the last three auctions was at 30 percent of market value in a normal buyer-and-seller market, which would have significantly jeopardized the recovery ratio for all creditors.

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