Meaning of “buyer” in the English Dictionary

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"buyer" in British English

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buyernoun [ C ]

uk /ˈbaɪ.ər/ us /ˈbaɪ.ɚ/

B1 someone who buys something expensive such as a house:

He's still looking for a buyer for his house.

someone whose job it is to decide what will be bought by a company:

She's the buyer for a stylish boutique in Dublin.

More examples

  • We found a buyer for our house, but then the sale fell through.
  • An outside buyer has stepped in to save the company from going out of business.
  • A secret buyer is understood to have paid £1 million for the three pictures.
  • We've had three sets of prospective buyers looking round the house.
  • A number of potential buyers have expressed interest in the company.

(Definition of “buyer” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"buyer" in American English

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buyernoun [ C ]

us /ˈbɑɪ·ər/

a person who pays money for something, or a person whose job is to decide what goods will be brought into a store for sale:

He’s still looking for a buyer for his house.

(Definition of “buyer” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"buyer" in Business English

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buyernoun [ C ]

uk /ˈbaɪər/ us

PROPERTY, FINANCE someone who buys something, especially something valuable such as a business or a house:

possible/potential/prospective buyer A number of potential buyers have expressed interest in the company.
a home/car/insurance buyer
a buyer for sth He's still looking for a buyer for his house.
find/attract/encourage buyers The book was valued at $160,000 but she was unable to find a buyer.

COMMERCE someone whose job is to decide what will be bought by a company, especially a store:

She's the buyer for a stylish boutique in Dublin.
(let the) buyer beware

LAW, COMMERCE the principle that it is the buyer's responsibility to find out if there is anything wrong with something they are being sold, not the seller's to tell them:

When you buy tickets from an unofficial website, it's very much a case of "buyer beware".

(Definition of “buyer” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)