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


  1. clerk(Noun)

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

  2. clerk(Noun)

    A facilitator of a Quaker meeting for business affairs

  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.

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Clerk(noun)

    a clergyman or ecclesiastic

  2. Clerk(noun)

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

  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

  4. Clerk(noun)

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

  5. Clerk(noun)

    an assistant in a shop or store

  6. Origin: [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.]


  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

How to pronounce clerk?

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  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. Mat Staver:

    She will remain the clerk of Rowan County as long as the people want her.

  2. Bertolt Brecht:

    It is easier to rob by setting up a bank than by holding up a bank clerk.

  3. Michelle Ashby:

    ( The clerk) said the suspect appeared to be scared and in a hurry when he knocked on the door.

  4. David Moore:

    We were denied again, we spoke with Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis again and it was a very heated exchange.

  5. The ACLU:

    Unfortunately , they were again denied by a deputy clerk who asserted that no marriage licenses would be issued.

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