1. [syn: customer, client]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Customer \Cus"tom*er\ (k[u^]s"t[u^]m*[~e]r), n. [A doublet of
customary, a.: cf. LL. custumarius toll gatherer. See
1. One who collect customs; a toll gatherer. [Obs.]
The customers of the small or petty custom and of
the subsidy do demand of them custom for kersey
2. One who regularly or repeatedly makes purchases of a
trader; a purchaser; a buyer.
He has got at last the character of a good customer;
by this means he gets credit for something
considerable, and then never pays for it.
3. A person with whom a business house has dealings; as, the
customers of a bank. --J. A. H. Murray.
4. A peculiar person; -- in an indefinite sense; as, a queer
customer; an ugly customer. [Colloq.] --Dickens.
5. A lewd woman. [Obs.] --Shak.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: someone who pays for goods or services [syn: customer,
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
48 Moby Thesaurus words for "customer":
Adamite, being, bloke, body, buyer, cat, chap, character, client,
consumer, creature, duck, earthling, fellow, groundling, guy, hand,
head, homo, human, human being, individual, joker, life,
living soul, man, mark, mortal, nose, one, party, patron, person,
personage, personality, prospect, purchaser, regular,
regular customer, shopper, single, somebody, someone, soul, sucker,
tellurian, terran, worldling