What does Client mean?

Definitions for Clientˈklaɪ ənt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. client(noun)

    a person who seeks the advice of a lawyer

  2. customer, client(noun)

    someone who pays for goods or services

  3. node, client, guest(noun)

    (computer science) any computer that is hooked up to a computer network


  1. client(Noun)

    A customer, a buyer or receiver of goods or services.

  2. client(Noun)

    The role of a computer application or system that requests and/or consumes the services provided by another having the role of server.

  3. client(Noun)

    Person who receives help or advice from a professional person (ex. a lawyer, an accountant, a social worker, a psychiatrist, etc).

  4. client(Noun)

    A person who employs or retains an attorney to represent him or her in any legal matter, or one who merely divulges confidential matters to an attorney while pursuing professional assistance without subsequently retaining the attorney.

  5. Origin: From cliens.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Client(noun)

    a citizen who put himself under the protection of a man of distinction and influence, who was called his patron

  2. Client(noun)

    a dependent; one under the protection of another

  3. Client(noun)

    one who consults a legal adviser, or submits his cause to his management

  4. Origin: [L. cliens, -emtis, for cluens, one who hears (in relation to his protector), a client, fr. L. cluere to be named or called; akin to Gr. to hear, Skr. ry, and E. loud: cf. F. client. See Loud.]


  1. Client

    A client is a piece of computer hardware or software that accesses a service made available by a server. The server is often on another computer system, in which case the client accesses the service by way of a network. The term applies to programs or devices that are part of a client–server model.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Client

    klī′ent, n. one who employs a lawyer: a dependent.—n. Clī′entage, the whole number of one's clients: the client's relation to the patron.—adj. Clīent′al.—ns. Clī′entele, a following: the whole connection of a lawyer, shopkeeper, &c.; Clī′entship. [L. cliens, for cluens, one who hears or listens (to advice), from cluēre, to hear.]

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Client' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1834

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Client' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1122

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Client' in Nouns Frequency: #404


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Client in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Client in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Frank Lloyd Wright:

    A doctor can bury his mistakes but an architect can only advise his client to plant vines.

  2. Dick Houser:

    When you're a lawyer, you expect your client to lie to you, but not when he is the president.

  3. Frank Lloyd Wright:

    The physician can bury his mistakes, but the architect can only advise his client to plant vines - so they should go as far as possible from home to build their first buildings.

  4. William Seward Burroughs:

    Junk is the ultimate merchandise. The junk merchant does not sell his product to the consumer, he sells the consumer to the product. He does not improve and simplify his merchandise, he degrades and simplifies the client.

  5. Chief Executive Jay Hooley:

    Institutional net outflows (in 2015) were primarily driven by client asset allocation shifts and redemptions by a client that is in-sourcing their business, redemptions by this client are expected to continue through the remainder of 2016.

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