What does customer mean?

Definitions for customer
ˈkʌs tə mərcus·tomer

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. customer, clientnoun

    someone who pays for goods or services

Wiktionary

  1. customernoun

    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. customernoun

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

    a cool customer, a tough customer, an ugly customer

Webster Dictionary

  1. Customernoun

    one who collect customs; a toll gatherer

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

  2. Customernoun

    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. Customernoun

    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. Customernoun

    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. Customernoun

    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  

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  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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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. Mark Bello:

    For example, often pizzerias have their bags of flour stored in view of the customer — if they say ‘bromated’ and/or ‘bleached’ that’s not good.

  2. Jennifer Rowland:

    Pretty much everything goes to the United States, you wouldn't run your company that way. You'd want to have more than one customer.

  3. Subkulture Entertainment:

    Our customer base, like most millennials are very Internet savvy and acquire most of their information about K-pop via social media (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, etc.), which is where we like to focus the majority of our marketing efforts.

  4. Daimler Chief Executive Ola Kaellenius:

    We have all the right vehicles on offer to reach those targets. Having said that, we cannot mandate what the customer buys. The 2021 targets are a significant challenge.

  5. Layne Watson:

    The customer was restrained and law enforcement officials met the flight at the gate, where all passengers safely deplaned. The unruly customer was held for questioning by law enforcement.

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