What is the difference between customer and guest?

customer | guest |


As nouns the difference between customer and guest

is that customer is a patron; one who purchases or receives a product or service from a business or merchant, or intends to do so while guest is a recipient of hospitality, specifically someone staying by invitation at the house of another.

As a verb guest is

to appear as a guest, especially on a broadcast.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

customer

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • A patron; one who purchases or receives a product or service from a business or merchant, or intends to do so.
  • Every person who passes by is a potential customer .
  • (informal) A person, especially one engaging in some sort of interaction with others.
  • a cool customer''''', ''a tough '''customer''''', ''an ugly '''customer

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    guest

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A recipient of hospitality, specifically someone staying by invitation at the house of another.
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  • , title=(The Celebrity), chapter=5 , passage=We expressed our readiness, and in ten minutes were in the station wagon, rolling rapidly down the long drive, for it was then after nine. We passed on the way the van of the guests from Asquith.}}
  • A patron or customer in a hotel etc.
  • An invited visitor or performer to an institution or to a broadcast.
  • Verb

    (en verb)
  • to appear as a guest, especially on a broadcast
  • as a musician, to play as a guest, providing an instrument that a band/orchestra does not normally have in its line up (for instance, percussion in a string band)
  • (obsolete) To receive or entertain hospitably.
  • (Sylvester)

    Derived terms

    * guest of honour * guest book * guestfriendly * guestfriendship * guesthouse, guest house

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