WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2019
con•sum•er /kənˈsumɚ/USA pronunciation   n. [countable]
  1. a person or thing that consumes.
  2. Business(in economics) a person or organization that buys something or uses a service:Have consumers lost confidence in the economy?
con•sum•er•ship, n. [uncountable]

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2019
con•sum•er  (kən so̅o̅mər),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. a person or thing that consumes.
  2. Business[Econ.]a person or organization that uses a commodity or service.
  3. Ecologyan organism, usually an animal, that feeds on plants or other animals.
con•sumer•ship′, n. 
  • 1375–1425 for earlier sense "squanderer,'' 1525–35 for current senses; Middle English; see consume, -er1


Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

consumer /kənˈsjuːmə/ n
  1. a person who acquires goods and services for his or her own personal needs
    Compare producer
  2. a person or thing that consumes



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