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
But in recent months, clients have pulled back from betting amid congressional gridlock.
Lisov is wanted in the U.S. for crimes related to the ‘NeverQuest’ malicious software, which syphoned $855,000 (743,000 euros) from bank clients in the country.
Instead, it is given to insiders — a group of establishment opinion makers including celebrities, media professionals, politicians and chief executives, as well as to Pirelli’s most valuable clients and distributors.
At the center of the case was Veselnitskaya’s client, Denis Katsyv.
Goldman Sachs, long known for its super-rich clients and well-connected executives, is starting to act more like a neighborhood bank.
Intermark has worked for clients including Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, Red Diamond Coffee & Tea and Mohawk Carpet.
But sugary baked goods can’t be composted, Floros said, and the Food Bank’s nutrition policy prevents it from giving clients the many sheet cakes, pies and other sweets that are donated.
His new job: His duties include advising foreign and domestic clients on U.S. federal income, gift and estate tax matters associated with their cross-border investments.
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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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