Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “consumer society”

See all translations

consumer society

noun [C] uk   us  
a society in which people often buy new goods, especially goods that they do not need, and in which a high value is placed on owning many things
Translations of “consumer society”
in Chinese (Traditional) 消費社會…
in Chinese (Simplified) 消费社会…
(Definition of consumer society from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of consumer society?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “consumer society” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

shampoo

a liquid used for washing hair, or for washing particular objects or materials

Word of the Day

The way we move (Verbs for walking and running)

by Kate Woodford,
March 25, 2015
​​​ This week we’re looking at interesting ways to describe the way that people move. Most of the verbs that we’ll be considering describe how fast or slow people move. Others describe the attitude or state of mind of the person walking or running. Some describe both. Starting with verbs for walking slowly,

Read More 

crossfit noun

March 23, 2015
high-intensity strength training Two women in strappy dresses discussed how much weight they could snatch

Read More