1. consumer a person who uses goods or services
  2. consume take in as food
  3. consumerism the theory that increasing use of goods is beneficial
  4. consumer price index an index of the cost of all goods and services to a typical consumer
  5. consumer credit a line of credit extended for personal or household use
  6. consumer durables consumer goods that are not destroyed by use
  7. consumer finance company a finance company that makes loans to people who have trouble getting a bank loan
  8. consumer goods goods intended for direct use or consumption
  9. consumer loan a loan that establishes consumer credit that is granted for personal use; usually unsecured and based on the borrower's integrity and ability to pay
  10. consumer research marketing research that yields information about the motives and needs of different classes of consumers