Definition of client
1 : one that is under the protection of another : dependent a first-rate power, able to defend her political clients in central and eastern Europe — W. W. Kulski
2a : a person who engages the professional advice or services of another a lawyer's clients a personal trainer … enjoyed the challenges of helping clients buff up their bodies. — S. K. Parksb : customer hotel clients a restaurant's clientsc : a person served by or utilizing the services of a social agency a welfare clientd : a computer in a network that uses the services (such as access to files or shared peripherals) provided by a server; also : software that allows a computer to function as a client in a network
3 : client state
clientageplay \-ən-tij\ noun
clientalplay \klī-ˈen-təl, ˈklī-ən-\ adjective
clientlessplay \ˈklī-ənt-ləs\ adjective
Examples of client in a Sentence
The accountant is meeting with another client right now, but she'll be able to see you later this afternoon.
a law firm soliciting new clients through television advertising
Recent Examples of client from the Web
Held a block away from the bank's midtown Manhattan headquarters, there were about 50 guests, aged 18 to 35, whose parents are Private Wealth Management clients.
Murphy is a member of Eckert Seamans’ Regulated Substances Group, which advises clients involved in the retail sale of marijuana for medical use: The legality of CBD hemp or cannabis oil can be confusing.
His friends and clients came to include New York’s Francis Cardinal Spellman and Yankees owner George Steinbrenner.
Clients have included a New York business delegation led by Gov. Andrew Cuomo and one of the founders of Airbnb.
There is no doubt that Glaser will be closely watching statements made by Fox executives about her client.
A few weeks ahead of each Secret Room reservation, Ponsaty meets with the client to plan the menu.
Mayor Toni Iseman suggested an additional $1,000 to go with the $3,000 recommended by Boyd and Dicterow for Seaside Legal Services, which provides pro bono advice to clients.
That kind of client can keep a lawyer busy and on the move.
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CLIENT Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of client for English Language Learners
: a person who pays a professional person or organization for services
: a customer in a shop or hotel
computers : a computer in a network that uses the services provided by a server
CLIENT Defined for Kids
Definition of client for Students
: a person who uses the professional advice or services of another
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