What does clerk mean?

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klɜrk; Brit. klɑrkclerk

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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

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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  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. 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.

  2. Gregory Stenstrom appearedwith two other:

    I objected, I brought senior law enforcement over, we broughtthe clerk of elections over.

  3. James Cason:

    We had a cipher code clerk go to a bar and be approached by a good looking person, when the wife of the (head of Marine detachment) went on vacation, two blondes knocked on the door and asked if he wanted company.

  4. 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.

  5. Administrator Mike Haas:

    The Commission is preparing to move forward with a statewide recount of votes for President of the United States, we have assembled an internal team to direct the recount, we have been in close consultation with our county clerk partners, and have arranged for legal representation by the Wisconsin Department of Justice.

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