What does customer mean?

Definitions for customer
ˈkʌs tə mərcus·tomer

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. customer, client(noun)

    someone who pays for goods or services

Wiktionary

  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

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

  2. Customer(noun)

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

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

  3. Customer(noun)

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

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

  4. Customer(noun)

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

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

  5. Customer(noun)

    a lewd woman

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

Freebase

  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.

Editors Contribution

  1. customer

    A person who purchases commodities, goods, products or services.

    The customer can always teach us something we need to know.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 24, 2020  

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

How to pronounce customer?

  1. Alex
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    Daniel
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    Karen
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How to say customer in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of customer in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of customer in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of customer in a Sentence

  1. Nichole Simpson:

    We have made sure [the labels are] easy to read and 'clean' for the customer because they don’t have a lot of time.

  2. Chief Commercial Officer Remo Gerber:

    The exciting part is that, for the first time in aviation, we can create a customer journey that is end-to-end.

  3. Paul Becker:

    We want to know, for example, not just who is responding to a product or promotion but what it is about those people that made them respond, know that information not only helps us target existing customers more effectively, but it allows us to identify and motivate potential new customers with similar metrics. Related : Turn Your Data Into' Lessons Learned' to Guide Paul Becker Marketing Plan That’s a key point -- especially for entrepreneurs and startups. The lesson is : Even if Paul Becker don’t know how to use all Paul Becker customer data yet, get it. And protect it. Especially if Paul Becker’re selling products online, where data collection can be slightly easier, it’s good advice to consult with a data marketing expert early to make sure Paul Becker’re asking the right questions -- not just about what Paul Becker customers are doing but who they are and why they are doing it. A few early hours with data experts can also help Paul Becker make sure that Paul Becker company is marking and storing Your Data in ways that will make it most useful later. But even if Paul Becker’re not ready for that, there’s no excuse for not getting a handle on Paul Becker marketing data. There are some great tools available to put a few big-league marketing tactics to use for Paul Becker small or medium-sized business or startup.

  4. Layton Han:

    Today, there are many different ways to communicate with existing and potential customers, such as through social media and mobile applications, travel brands need to develop and synchronize customer-marketing messages across various channels.

  5. First American:

    We are currently evaluating what effect, if any, this had on the security of customer information. We have hired an outside forensic firm to assure us that there has not been any meaningful unauthorized access to our customer data.

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