customer - client

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

She's one of our regular customers.

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.


Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • Customer — Cus tom*er (k[u^]s t[u^]m*[ e]r), n. [A doublet of customary, a.: cf. LL. custumarius toll gatherer. See {Custom}.] [1913 Webster] 1. One who collect customs; a toll gatherer. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] The customers of the small or petty custom and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • customer — ► NOUN 1) a person who buys goods or services from a shop or business. 2) a person or thing of a specified kind that one has to deal with: he s a tough customer …   English terms dictionary

  • customer — [kus′tə mər] n. [ME < OFr coustumier: see CUSTOM] 1. a person who buys, esp. one who buys from, or patronizes, an establishment regularly 2. Informal any person with whom one has dealings [a rough customer] …   English World dictionary

  • customer — (n.) late 14c., customs official; later buyer (early 15c.), from Anglo Fr. custumer, from M.L. custumarius, from L. consuetudinarius (see CUSTOM (Cf. custom)). More generalized meaning a person with whom one has dealings emerged 1540s; that of a… …   Etymology dictionary

  • customer — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ big, favoured/favored (esp. BrE), favourite/favorite (esp. AmE), good, important, key, large, major ▪ They are one of our biggest custom …   Collocations dictionary

  • customer — [[t]kʌ̱stəmə(r)[/t]] ♦♦ customers 1) N COUNT A customer is someone who buys goods or services, especially from a shop. Our customers have very tight budgets. ...a satisfied customer. ...the quality of customer service... We also improved our… …   English dictionary

  • customer — n. 1) to attract customers 2) an irate; prospective; satisfied; steady customer 3) a cash customer 4) (misc.) an ugly customer ( a violent person ) * * * [ kʌstəmə] prospective satisfied steady customer a cash customer an irate to attract… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • customer — noun (C) 1 someone who buys goods or services from a shop, company etc: Next customer please! | the customer complaints department | regular customer: keeping the shop s regular customers happy | sb s biggest/best customer (=someone who buys the… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • customer */*/*/ — UK [ˈkʌstəmə(r)] / US [ˈkʌstəmər] noun [countable] Word forms customer : singular customer plural customers 1) a) a person or company that buys goods or services Supermarkets use a variety of tactics to attract and retain customers. Discounts are …   English dictionary

  • customer — noun a) a patron; one who purchases or receives a product or service from a business or merchant, or plans to Every person who passes by is a potential customer. b) A person of a particular kind, as in cool customer, tough customer, ugly customer …   Wiktionary

  • Customer — An individual or business that purchases the goods or services produced by a business. The customer is the end goal of businesses, since it is the customer who pays for supply and creates demand. Businesses will often compete through… …   Investment dictionary

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