What does Clerk mean?

Definitions for Clerk
klɜrk; Brit. klɑrkclerk

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word Clerk.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. clerknoun

    an employee who performs clerical work (e.g., keeps records or accounts)

  2. salesclerk, shop clerk, clerk, shop assistantverb

    a salesperson in a store

  3. clerkverb

    work as a clerk, as in the legal business

Wiktionary

  1. clerknoun

    One who occupationally works with records, accounts, letters, etc.; an office worker.

  2. clerknoun

    A facilitator of a Quaker meeting for business affairs

  3. clerkverb

    To act as a clerk, to perform the duties or functions of a clerk

    The law school graduate clerked for the supreme court judge for the summer.

  4. Etymology: From clerc, from clerc, from clericus, from κληρικός, from κλῆρος

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. A CLERKnoun

    Etymology: cleric, Sax. clericus, Latin.

    All persons were stiled clerks that served in the church of Christ, whether they were bishops, priests, or deacons. John Ayliffe.

    They might talk of book-learning what they would; but, for his part, he never saw more unfeaty fellows than great clerks were. Philip Sidney.

    The greatest clerks being not always the honestest, any more than the wisest men. South.

    My lord Bassanio gave his ring away
    Unto the judge; and then the boy, his clerk,
    That took some pains in writing, he begg’d mine. William Shakespeare.

    My friend was in doubt whether he should not exert the justice upon such a vagrant; but not having his clerk with him, who is a necessary counsellor, he let the thought drop. Addis.

    Take a just view, how many may remark
    Who’s now a lord, his grand-sire was a clerk. George Granville.

    It may seem difficult to make out the bills of fare for the suppers of Vitellius. I question not but an expert clerk of a kitchen can do it. Arbuthnot.

Wikipedia

  1. Clerk

    A clerk ( or ) is a white-collar worker who conducts general office tasks, or a worker who performs similar sales-related tasks in a retail environment (a retail clerk). The responsibilities of clerical workers commonly include record keeping, filing, staffing service counters, screening solicitors, and other administrative tasks.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Clerknoun

    a clergyman or ecclesiastic

  2. Clerknoun

    a man who could read; a scholar; a learned person; a man of letters

  3. Clerknoun

    a parish officer, being a layman who leads in reading the responses of the Episcopal church service, and otherwise assists in it

  4. Clerknoun

    one employed to keep records or accounts; a scribe; an accountant; as, the clerk of a court; a town clerk

  5. Clerknoun

    an assistant in a shop or store

  6. Etymology: [Either OF. clerc, fr. L. clericus a priest, or AS. clerc, cleric, clerk, priest, fr. L. clericus, fr. Gr. klhriko`s belonging to the clergy, fr. klh^ros lot, allotment, clergy; cf. Deut. xviii. 2. Cf. Clergy.]

Freebase

  1. Clerk

    A clerk is a white-collar worker who conducts general office tasks, or a worker who performs similar sales-related tasks in a retail environment. The responsibilities of clerical workers commonly include record keeping, filing, staffing service counters and other administrative tasks.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Clerk

    klärk, or klerk, n. a clergyman or priest: a scholar: one who leads the responses in the English Church service: in common use, one employed as a writer, assistant, copyist, account-keeper, or correspondent in an office.—v.i. to act as clerk.—adj. Cler′ical, pertaining to a clerk or copyist, as in 'clerical error.'—ns. Clerk′dom, Clerk′ship; Clerk′ery, Clerk′age, the work of a clerk.—adjs. Clerk′ish, like a clerk; Clerk′less, ignorant; Clerk′-like, scholarly.—n. Clerk′ling, a young clerk.—adj. Clerk′ly, scholarly.—adv. in a scholar-like or learned manner.—Clerk of the weather, an imaginary functionary facetiously supposed to direct the weather.—Bible clerk, a scholar who reads the lessons in some college chapels. [A.S. clerc, a priest—Late L. clericus. See Clergy.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. clerk

    Any naval officer doing the duty of a clerk.

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Clerk' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4825

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Clerk' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3072

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Clerk' in Nouns Frequency: #1539

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Clerk in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Clerk in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of Clerk in a Sentence

  1. Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton:

    The Texas Constitution clearly defines marriage as between one man and one woman, as Texas voters approved by an overwhelming majority, the law of Texas has not changed, and will not change due to the whims of any individual judge or county clerk operating on their own capacity anywhere in Texas. Activist judges don't change Texas law, and we will continue to aggressively defend the laws of our state and will ensure that any licenses issued contrary to law are invalid.

  2. Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton:

    The law of Texas has not changed, and will not change due to the whims of any individual judge or county clerk operating on their own capacity anywhere in Texas.

  3. William Smith:

    When I read it the first time, you know, and then you're like, wait a minute, this can't be, though, it said file a claim, please see the clerk, and I knew right away, something, more than $ 500.

  4. President Donald Trump:

    Many of the states were totally unprepared for this, so we had to go into the federal stockpile, we're not an ordering clerk. They have to have for themselves.

  5. Kim Davis:

    My words can never express the appreciation but I promise to each and every one that I will be the very best working clerk that I can be and will be a good steward of their tax dollars and follow the statutes of this office to the letter.

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