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.


  1. client

    A client generally refers to an individual or an organization that makes use of a product, service, or advice from a business or professional in exchange for payment. In the context of computing, a client can also refer to a piece of computer hardware or software that accesses a service from a server.

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. Charles Lichtman:

    We believe that justice was not done here, our client is a 78-year-old widow, whose UBS broker put all of her money into one investment.

  2. Joe Tacopina:

    I can’t really talk about my impressions or any conversations we’d had because there is an attorney-client privilege that attaches even to a consultation.

  3. David Bernstein:

    Bogren was a good sacrificial lamb for this campaign, because his nomination was the product of a compromise with the Democrats, so he didn't have a Republican senator or constituency to fight for him, it's a shame, though, that Josh Hawley demagogued the issue, not only attacking Bogren for vigorously representing a client, but for wildly misrepresenting the arguments Bogren made on behalf of his client to falsely make him look like an anti-Catholic bigot.

  4. John Dean:

    You've got to put this in a larger perspective, mcGahn is doing what he should do, and what was resolved after Watergate as to who is the client of the White House counsel. The client was presumed when I was there to be Nixon. The president. Today, it's clear that it is not the case. It's the Office of the President he represents, and there can be real differences between the incumbent president and the office itself, and McGahn represents the office.

  5. Alex Naboicheck:

    If you look at loan trading, and all credit and fixed-income trading, electronic trading is a huge focus for clients, and more and more clients are looking at electronic [platforms], the [Instinct Loans] system continues to be successful and client adaption has continued.

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