Origin of consumer
Examples from the Web for consumers
Through his company, consumers will be able to cheaply make custom DNA strands, including what Heinz calls “creatures.”
Consumers are also gaining the ability to take the designs into their own hands as 3D printing becomes more accessible.
When companies faced competition, Klein knew, consumers would have options.
For decades, consumers generally only cared about taste and price.
But as consumers grew up, Abercrombie—much like its Botox-addicted CEO—refused to age with them.Abercrombie & Ditch: The Fall of the House of Tween|Lizzie Crocker|December 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The family as an economic unit includes the relation of its members to society both as producers and as consumers.Ethics|John Dewey and James Hayden Tufts
They will dispute your conquests, your colonies, and your consumers; then on all sides there will be war, and all will be uproar.Essays on Political Economy|Frederic Bastiat
Midway between trade unionism and the simon-pure, idealistic reform philosophies stood producers' and consumers' cooperation.A History of Trade Unionism in the United States|Selig Perlman
The men of the community, who are the producers, occupy a relatively greater position than the women, who are the consumers.The Evolution of the Country Community|Warren H. Wilson
Whether it should represent the consumers, I, personally, am doubtful.Essays in Liberalism|Various
British Dictionary definitions for consumers
Word Origin and History for consumers
early 15c., "one who squanders or wastes," agent noun from consume. In economic sense, "one who uses up goods or articles" (opposite of producer) from 1745. Consumer goods is attested from 1890. In U.S., consumer price index calculated since 1919, tracking "changes in the prices paid by urban consumers for a representative basket of goods and services" [Bureau of Labor Statistics]; abbreviation CPI is attested by 1971.
Science definitions for consumers
Culture definitions for consumers
Someone who purchases a good for personal use.