What does clerk mean?

Definitions for clerk
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. 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. 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.

  3. President Donald Trump:

    Governors are supposed to be doing a lot of this work, and they are doing a lot of this work. The federal government's not supposed to be out there buying vast amounts of items and then shipping. You know, we're not a shipping clerk, we'll help out, and we'll help out wherever we can.

  4. Michelle Ashby:

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

  5. Bertolt Brecht:

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

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