What does customer mean?

Definitions for customer
ˈkʌs tə mərcus·tomer

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word customer.

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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    US English
    Daniel
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    Karen
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    Australian
    Veena
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    Indian

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. Citigroup Inc:

    You are going to start to see the U.S. retail customer, not just for Citi, but for the industry, begin to clamor for higher rates.

  2. Joey Schmit:

    It's pretty much the perfect match to work directly with a customer, they're informing you of exactly what they want in their deliverables.

  3. 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.

  4. Ben Perkins:

    As speeds improve, this kind of real-time product design, development and manufacture is going to be increasingly scaled, don't look at your customer base today but look at them tomorrow and think about how you need to embed these approaches and technologies ... in your organization now.

  5. Anna Gedda:

    We see it in the amount of queries we get by mail, in stores and in customer surveys. People are aware and want more information on social as well as environmental issues.

Images & Illustrations of customer

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