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cus·tom·er

(kŭs′tə-mər)
n.
1. One that buys goods or services, as from a store or business.
2. Informal An individual with whom one must deal: That teacher is a tough customer.

[custom, habitual patronage of a business + -er.]
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customer

(ˈkʌstəmə)
n
1. (Commerce) a person who buys
2. informal a person with whom one has dealings: a cool customer.
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cus•tom•er

(ˈkʌs tə mər)

n.
1. a person who purchases goods or services from another; buyer; patron.
2. Informal. a person one has dealings with: a tough customer.
[1400–50]
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customer

client
1. 'customer'

A customer is someone who buys something, especially from a shop.

She's one of our regular customers.
2. 'client'

A client is a person or company that receives a service from a professional person or organization in return for payment.

A solicitor and his client were sitting at the next table.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.customer - someone who pays for goods or servicescustomer - someone who pays for goods or services
consumer - a person who uses goods or services
buyer, emptor, purchaser, vendee - a person who buys
guest - a customer of a hotel or restaurant etc.
frequenter, patron - a regular customer
policyholder - a person who holds an insurance policy; usually, the client in whose name an insurance policy is written
shopper - someone who visits stores in search of articles to buy
disburser, expender, spender - someone who spends money to purchase goods or services
reader, subscriber - someone who contracts to receive and pay for a service or a certain number of issues of a publication
taker - one who accepts an offer
warrantee - a customer to whom a warrant or guarantee is given
john, trick - a prostitute's customer
business relation - a relation between different business enterprises
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customer

noun client, consumer, regular (informal), buyer, patron, shopper, purchaser, habitué Most of our customers have very tight budgets.
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customer

noun
1. One who buys goods or services:
2. One who consumes goods and services:
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Translations
زبون: شَخص غَريب الأطوارزُبون، عَميلعَمِيل
zákazníkchlápekindividuum
kundetypefyr
مشتری
asiakas
kupacmušterija
ügyfélvevő
náungiviîskiptavinur
顧客
고객
emptor
kupecstranka
kund
ลูกค้า
khách hàng

customer

[ˈkʌstəməʳ]
A. N
1.cliente mf
2. (Brit) → tipo/a m/f, tío/a m/f
he's an awkward customeres un tipo or un tío difícil
ugly customerantipático/a
B. CPD customer profile Nperfil m del cliente
customer service Nservicio m de atención al cliente
customer service department Ndepartamento m de atención al cliente
customer services NPL (= counter) → mostrador m de información y atención al cliente
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

customer

[ˈkʌstəmər] n
[shop, business] → client(e) m/f
(= person) he's an awkward customer → ce n'est pas quelqu'un de facile, il n'est pas commode
to be a cool customer → être d'un calme à toute épreuvecustomer base nclientèle f régulière, fonds m de clientèlecustomer profile nprofil m du clientcustomer relations
npl (= relationship with customers) → relations fpl avec la clientèle
n (also customer relations department) → service m clientscustomer satisfaction nsatisfaction f du clientcustomer service n
(also customer service department) → service m clientscustomer services nplservice m clients
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

customer

n
(Comm: = patron) → Kunde m, → Kundin f; our customersunsere Kundschaft; the customer is always rightder Kunde ist König
(inf: = person) → Kunde m (inf)

customer

:
customer base
nKundenstamm m
customer service(s)
nKundendienst m; customer departmentKundendienstabteilung f
customer support
nKundenbetreuung f, → Kundenservice m
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

customer

[ˈkʌstəməʳ] ncliente m/f
he's an awkward customer (fam) → è un tipo incontentabile
ugly customer (fam) → brutto tipo
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

custom

(ˈkastəm) noun
1. what a person etc is in the habit of doing or does regularly. It's my custom to go for a walk on Saturday mornings; religious customs.
2. the regular buying of goods at the same shop etc; trade or business. The new supermarkets take away custom from the small shops.
ˈcustomary adjective
habitual; usually done etc. It is customary to eat turkey for Christmas dinner.
ˈcustomarily adverb
ˈcustomer noun
1. a person who buys from a shop etc. our regular customers.
2. used jokingly for a person. a strange customer.
ˈcustoms noun plural
1. (the government department that collects) taxes paid on goods coming into a country. Did you have to pay customs on those watches?; He works for the customs; (also adjective) customs duty.
2. the place at a port etc where these taxes are collected. I was searched when I came through customs at the airport.
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.

customer

عَمِيل zákazník kunde Kunde πελάτης cliente asiakas client kupac cliente 顧客 고객 klant kunde klient cliente покупатель kund ลูกค้า müşteri khách hàng 顾客
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did not exactly understand his more sophisticated partner; but before he had time to ask an explanation, the appearance of another customer caused his face to brighten, and changed the current of his thoughts.
Now the meaning of "credit" is this--when a customer buys a bar of soap, instead of the customer pulling out a purse and paying for it--she says she will pay another time.
This little bell,--to speak in plainer terms, --being fastened over the shop-door, was so contrived as to vibrate by means of a steel spring, and thus convey notice to the inner regions of the house when any customer should cross the threshold.
And, if the customer was an observant man, he would notice that her replies at that juncture became somewhat absent, her smile a little mechanical.
It was hopelessly cracked; but of an evening, at the slightest provocation, it clattered behind the customer with impudent virulence.
It soon became known that Jerry had lost his best customer, and for what reason.
I plucked up courage at once, crossed the threshold, and walked right up to the man where he stood, propped on his crutch, talking to a customer.
The driver, on the other hand, was pleased to drop again upon so liberal a fare; and as he was a man - the reader must already have perceived - of easy, not to say familiar, manners, he dropped at once into a vein of friendly talk, commenting on the weather, on the sacred season, which struck him chiefly in the light of a day of liberal gratuities, on the chance which had reunited him to a pleasing customer, and on the fact that John had been (as he was pleased to call it) visibly 'on the randan' the night before.
She left them, and, since for a minute or two there was no one to attend to, sat down and looked at the evening paper which a customer had left behind him.
For, it would seem that Purl must always be taken early; though whether for any more distinctly stomachic reason than that, as the early bird catches the worm, so the early purl catches the customer, cannot here be resolved.
'And you'd find your father rather a tough customer in argeyment, Joe, if anybody was to try and tackle him,' said Parkes.
At the same time he was Ikey's friend and customer, and often dropped in at the Blue Light Drug Store to have a bruise painted with iodine or get a cut rubber-plastered after a pleasant evening spent along the Bowery.

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