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
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say customer in sign language?

  1. customer

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. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    When you first speak with the customer service agent about the glass being half-empty or half-full, she/he will agree with you that the glass is half full/empty, and she/he will do anything in her/his power to fill the glass up at no extra cost to you. However, after a full investigation you will be informed, eight to ten weeks later, that you had mistakenly received a half full/empty glass since you only paid for a quarter. You therefore received a half full/empty glass at the price of a quarter-full/three-quarters empty glass. You should consider yourself very lucky, and that any further complaints might result in your having to return the half full/empty glass at your own cost of shipping and handling, with no guarantee of any refund. You are also asked to fill out an electronic review to provide your thoughts on how your customer service experience was, and how it can be improved further.

  2. Rakuten Inc.:

    In SE Asia, as the market itself changes and adapts, we are looking toward C2C (customer to customer) and mobile business models for e-commerce and other businesses.

  3. Kurt McNeil:

    Consumer and commercial customer demand for pickups and utility vehicles has been building since last fall, and that's a clear sign that the slowdown in GDP growth during the winter months was caused by factors that are mostly transitory in nature.

  4. Chief Executive Ashley Almanza:

    We have no intention of getting out of the contract, we are there, we are working extremely closely and I think, well with the customer, to deliver this contract in extremely challenging conditions.

  5. Delta Air Lines on Friday:

    While we understand that our best customer service was not reflected in how the incident was handled, we disagree with the Department of Transportation's contention that Delta Air Lines on Friday engaged in discriminatory conduct, for that reason, we have worked to improve our investigative process since these incidents and we have supporting programs, policies, training and procedures that back up our commitments in this area.

Images & Illustrations of customer

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