What does client mean?

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ˈklaɪ əntclient

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. clientnoun

    a person who seeks the advice of a lawyer

  2. customer, clientnoun

    someone who pays for goods or services

  3. node, client, guestnoun

    (computer science) any computer that is hooked up to a computer network


  1. clientnoun

    A customer, a buyer or receiver of goods or services.

  2. clientnoun

    The role of a computer application or system that requests and/or consumes the services provided by another having the role of server.

  3. clientnoun

    Person who receives help or advice from a professional person (ex. a lawyer, an accountant, a social worker, a psychiatrist, etc).

  4. clientnoun

    A person who employs or retains an attorney to represent him or her in any legal matter, or one who merely divulges confidential matters to an attorney while pursuing professional assistance without subsequently retaining the attorney.

  5. Etymology: From cliens.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. CLIENTnoun

    Etymology: cliens, Latin.

    There is due from the judge to the advocate some commendation, where causes are well handled; for that upholds in the client the reputation of his counsel. Francis Bacon, Essays.

    Advocates must deal plainly with their clients, and tell the true state of their case. Jeremy Taylor, Rule of living holy.

    I do think they are your friends and clients,
    And fearful to disturb you. Ben Jonson, Catiline.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Clientnoun

    a citizen who put himself under the protection of a man of distinction and influence, who was called his patron

  2. Clientnoun

    a dependent; one under the protection of another

  3. Clientnoun

    one who consults a legal adviser, or submits his cause to his management

  4. Etymology: [L. cliens, -emtis, for cluens, one who hears (in relation to his protector), a client, fr. L. cluere to be named or called; akin to Gr. to hear, Skr. ry, and E. loud: cf. F. client. See Loud.]


  1. Client

    A client is a piece of computer hardware or software that accesses a service made available by a server. The server is often on another computer system, in which case the client accesses the service by way of a network. The term applies to programs or devices that are part of a client–server model.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Client

    klī′ent, n. one who employs a lawyer: a dependent.—n. Clī′entage, the whole number of one's clients: the client's relation to the patron.—adj. Clīent′al.—ns. Clī′entele, a following: the whole connection of a lawyer, shopkeeper, &c.; Clī′entship. [L. cliens, for cluens, one who hears or listens (to advice), from cluēre, to hear.]

Editors Contribution

  1. client

    A person who pays for commodities, products, goods or services.

    The client were very happy with the work completed.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 26, 2020  

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'client' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1834

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'client' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1122

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'client' in Nouns Frequency: #404

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of client in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of client in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of client in a Sentence

  1. Financial Services Survey:

    More work is yet to be done on the movement of people into roles in the EU and the migration of client contacts.

  2. Jere Simpson:

    We thought that if we could just knock down one really big client, we could pay for the whole workforce, and anything we made past that would be extra profit.

  3. Robert Kelner:

    ...we have declined to produce documents covered by the attorney-client privilege, and we are preparing a log for the committee detailing what documents are being withheld under that privilege.

  4. Bryan Hershman:

    They can draw no connection to my client, none, and they’ve tried.

  5. Deutsche Bank:

    At no time was an investigator prevented from escalating activity identified as potentially suspicious. Furthermore, suggestion that anyone was reassigned or fired in an effort to quash concerns relating to any client is categorically false.

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