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customer


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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}.] 
  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 
  cloths.  --Hakluyt. 
 
  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 
  --Goldsmith. 
 
  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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  customer 
  n  :  someone  who  pays  for  goods  or  services  [syn:  {client}] 




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