Meaning of consumer in English:



  • 1A person who purchases goods and services for personal use.

    ‘recession-hit consumers are being lured by cheap prices’
    as modifier ‘consumer demand’
    • ‘It found that more than half of garages were delivering low standards of service to consumers.’
    • ‘This dedicated troupe have done the consumer a huge service by hiking up standards.’
    • ‘The consumer culture demands that when we are sick we have medicines to make us well.’
    • ‘It is, of course, too early for changes in house prices to affect consumers ' daily purchases.’
    • ‘You have to make every interaction with consumers personal and highly human.’
    • ‘Third, almost all consumers purchase coffee on the basis of price, not on the basis of how it is produced.’
    • ‘Which is an achievement in itself in this age of appalling service given to British consumers.’
    • ‘What better way to express one's rights as a consumer than to purchase a useless item?’
    • ‘And consumer demand is as strong now as it has been any time in the last century or two.’
    • ‘On consumer demand in general, growth is coming off the boil in the major economies.’
    • ‘The job of businessmen is to stay on guard as far as consumers ' demands are concerned.’
    • ‘The demand for a product is the sum of the demand of individual consumers.’
    • ‘If the results of such trials are favourable, consumers are likely to demand this procedure.’
    • ‘First of all, consumers will demand less of the imported goods as they now have to pay a higher price.’
    • ‘The guidelines are also likely to try to cut off demand by telling consumers how to shop.’
    • ‘Last year it undertook a detailed study of the demands of the ethical consumer.’
    • ‘If you need help with a consumer problem please contact York Consumer Advice Service.’
    • ‘There has also been a slowdown in service sector growth and consumer borrowing.’
    • ‘The analysts reckon consumer demand for laptops and notepads was behind the modest upturn.’
    • ‘Trade in wildlife is driven by consumer demand, so when the buying stops, the killing will too.’
    purchaser, buyer, customer, shopper
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    1. 1.1A person or thing that eats or uses something.
      ‘Scandinavians are the largest consumers of rye’
      • ‘Will they see us as greedy consumers, selfishly gobbling up the world's resources.’