What does clerk mean?

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klɜrk; Brit. klɑrkclerk

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. clerk(noun)

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

  2. salesclerk, shop clerk, clerk, shop assistant(verb)

    a salesperson in a store

  3. clerk(verb)

    work as a clerk, as in the legal business

Wiktionary

  1. clerk(Noun)

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

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

  2. clerk(Noun)

    A facilitator of a Quaker meeting for business affairs

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

  3. clerk(Verb)

    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.

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

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. Clerk(noun)

    a clergyman or ecclesiastic

    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.]

  2. Clerk(noun)

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

    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.]

  3. Clerk(noun)

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

    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.]

  4. Clerk(noun)

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

    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.]

  5. Clerk(noun)

    an assistant in a shop or store

    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.

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. Michelle Lee Flores:

    In the event that a costume complaint arises, a company has a tremendous opportunity to make it better quickly … or far worse, say a white person dressed as the convenience store clerk from ‘ The Simpsons ’ and was speaking in an Indian accent all day. A fellow coworker goes to HR and says she feels uncomfortable. If that person is quickly dismissed... that employee is likely to feel even angrier and who knows what could happen.

  2. Ibn-e-Safi:

    Why is it that an ordinary clerk has to pass the examination for clerkship, a police constable has to go through training as a recruit before he could be commissioned and on the other hand vegetable-selling middlemen, good-for-nothing fuedals and imbecile merchants go sit in the Assemblies directly and start legisltating and some even become members of the cabinet

  3. Jan Soifer:

    The license was issued this morning, a few hours after the lawsuit was filed, in handwriting on the existing license form, which proves that County Clerk Lang easily could have complied with the law without waiting 10 days.

  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. Anna Valencia:

    Chicago Alderman Nick Sposato told Fox News this past summer. Chicago’s city clerk, Anna Valencia, says that there will be a strong four-point application process that a person must navigate in order to get an ID, and that the cards come with hidden security features. The city says it is preparing to release the types of documentation it will accept from an applicant to prove identity. I ca n’t go into all the details of what is the security features because we want to keep that private so no one duplicates these, but we feel very confident in our security features for the card.

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