Definition of consumer
consumershipplay \kən-ˈsü-mər-ˌship\ noun
Examples of consumer in a Sentence
Many consumers are still not comfortable making purchases on the Internet.
Recent Examples of consumer from the Web
During the early 20th century, consumer culture also began to reinforce communal bathing as the epitome of American manliness.
Amazon's delivery system features large fulfillment centers, where goods ordered by consumers are bundled together and shipped.
For the Dow, the return to fresh records has primarily been fueled by industrial, consumer, and tech companies, rather than a key pillar of the Trump Trade—the rally in financial shares.
But critics say consumer fraud issues should be treated separately from the bailout.
Earlier Tuesday, the Commerce Department reported that consumer spending rose 0.4 percent in April, its best showing since December.
Still, the industry could be more aggressive because consumers will probably accept even bigger cuts in salt, according to Leith Greenslade, head of JustActions, a group that campaigns on health and other issues.
Consumer spending grew at the slowest pace in seven years in the first quarter.
On the northern side of the border, U.S refiners are big consumers of Canadian oil.
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Origin and Etymology of consumer
First Known Use: 15th century
CONSUMER Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of consumer for English Language Learners
: a person who buys goods and services
CONSUMER Defined for Kids
Definition of consumer for Students
1 : a person who buys and uses up goods
2 : a living thing that must eat other organisms to obtain energy necessary for life
Legal Definition of consumer
: one that utilizes economic goods; specifically : an individual who purchases goods for personal use as distinguished from commercial use
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