client

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈklaɪənt/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˈklaɪənt/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(klīənt)



WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
cli•ent /ˈklaɪənt/USA pronunciation   n. [countable]
  1. a person or group that uses the professional advice or services of a lawyer, etc.:argued that his client was innocent of the charges.
  2. a person who is receiving the benefits, etc., of a social welfare agency, etc.:I see hundreds of clients a week.
  3. a customer.
cli•ent•less, adj. 

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
cli•ent  (klīənt),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. a person or group that uses the professional advice or services of a lawyer, accountant, advertising agency, architect, etc.
  2. a person who is receiving the benefits, services, etc., of a social welfare agency, a government bureau, etc.
  3. a customer.
  4. anyone under the patronage of another; a dependent.
  5. Computinga workstation on a network that gains access to central data files, programs, and peripheral devices through a server.
  6. GovernmentSee  client state. 
  7. Ancient History(in ancient Rome) a plebeian who lived under the patronage of a patrician.

adj. 
  1. being a regular customer:a client company.
  2. economically, and often militarily, dependent upon a more prosperous, more powerful nation.
cli•en•tal  (klīənt),USA pronunciation adj. 
  • Latin client-, stem of cliēns person seeking the protection or influence of someone powerful; perh. akin to clīnāre to bend (see incline)
  • Middle English 1350–1400

client, +n. 
  1. Computinga workstation on a network that gains access to central data files, programs, and peripheral devices through a server.

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
client /ˈklaɪənt/ n
  1. a person, company, etc, that seeks the advice of a professional man or woman
  2. a customer
  3. a person who is registered with or receiving services or financial aid from a welfare agency
  4. a program or work station that requests data or information from a server
Etymology: 14th Century: from Latin cliēns retainer, dependant; related to Latin clīnāre to lean

cliental /klaɪˈɛntəl/ adj
'client' also found in these entries:
Collocations: client loyalty [plans, discounts, offers], client [services, reviews, testimonials], client [expectations, feedback, satisfaction], more...

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