consumer goods

plural noun

Definition of consumer goods

: goods that directly satisfy human wants

Examples of consumer goods in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The world’s largest economies have been negotiating a resolution to their trade war ahead of new tariffs set to hit key consumer goods on Dec. 15., "Stocks edge lower on Wall Street over China trade anxiety - The Boston Globe," 22 Nov. 2019 Tariffs are slated on $156 billion is Chinese-made consumer goods December 15. Christine Romans, CNN, "It's 'Groundhog Day' for the trade-war-obsessed markets," 22 Nov. 2019 The world’s largest economies have been negotiating a resolution to their trade war ahead of new tariffs set to hit key consumer goods on Dec. 15. Washington Post, "Asian shares mostly higher despite US-China trade anxiety," 22 Nov. 2019 Stream Realty Partners has closed on the purchase of 300 acres along Interstate 10 in Brookshire and plans to develop a massive business park that will initially target e-commerce and consumer goods distributors. Katherine Feser, Houston Chronicle, "Stream Realty Partners launches major industrial project in Brookshire," 21 Nov. 2019 Lead has a bad reputation because of its role in the poisoning of groundwater and, for a long time, the paint used in homes and on consumer goods. Caroline Delbert, Popular Mechanics, "Lead Is Stronger Than Steel If You Compress It Enough," 18 Nov. 2019 Business quiz This company, headquartered in Cincinnati, is a multinational consumer goods corporation that employs approximately 40,000 workers in more than 80 countries worldwide. Benzinga, Detroit Free Press, "Good news may be ahead on China as volatile earnings roll in," 10 Nov. 2019 Prior to Star India, Gupta had stints at consumer goods giant Hindustan Unilever and telecom giant Bharti Airtel. Nyay Bhushan, The Hollywood Reporter, "Google Names Star India Veteran Sanjay Gupta Country Manager," 8 Nov. 2019 There’s a myriad of consumer goods that require more than air and water to produce sustainably. Tom Bentley, Popular Mechanics, "This Is the World's First Carbon-Negative Vodka," 7 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of consumer goods

1901, in the meaning defined above

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25 Nov 2019

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“Consumer goods.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 7 December 2019.

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English Language Learners Definition of consumer goods

: products that people buy for personal use or for use at home

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Legal Definition of consumer goods

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