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buyer

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Pronunciation: /ˈbʌɪə
 
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Definition of buyer in English:

noun

1A person who makes a purchase.
Example sentences
  • No one knows who bought the cars, as none of the buyers wanted their purchase to be made public.
  • Under the definitions, any major trade buyers would fall foul of the regulations.
  • The anonymous buyer apparently then consumed the contents of the bottle in one sitting.
Synonyms
(buyers)clientele, patronage, public, trade, market;
Law vendee
rare emptor
1.1A person employed to select and purchase stock or materials for a large retail or manufacturing business.
Example sentences
  • For many manufacturers, the customer is regarded as the retail company's buyer.
  • His father was an engineer turned salesman and his mother a retail buyer.
  • Unfortunately retailer buyers in America are resisting the urge to buy PCs in droves.

Phrases

buyer's (or buyers') market

1
An economic situation in which goods or shares are plentiful and buyers can keep prices down.
Example sentences
  • For now, of course, the relentless tech downturn means a buyer's market.
  • The majority of roles tend to be at the more senior end, but it is very much a buyers' market.
  • And if you're on the prowl for an acquisition, it's a buyers' market.

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