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cli·ent

 (klī′ənt)
n.
1. The party for which professional services are rendered, as by an attorney.
2. A customer or patron: clients of the hotel.
3. A person using the services of a social services agency.
4. One that depends on the protection of another.
5. A client state.
6. Computers A computer or program that can download files for manipulation, run applications, or request application-based services from a file server.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Latin cliēns, client-, dependent, follower; see klei- in Indo-European roots.]

cli′ent·age (-ən-tĭj) n.
cli·en′tal (klī-ĕn′tl, klī′ən-) adj.

client

(ˈklaɪənt)
n
1. a person, company, etc, that seeks the advice of a professional man or woman
2. (Commerce) a customer
3. (Social Welfare) a person who is registered with or receiving services or financial aid from a welfare agency
4. (Computer Science) computing a program or work station that requests data or information from a server
5. a person depending on another's patronage
[C14: from Latin cliēns retainer, dependant; related to Latin clīnāre to lean]
cliental adj

cli•ent

(ˈklaɪ ənt)

n.
1. a person or group that uses the professional advice or services of a lawyer, accountant, 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.
6. a workstation on a network that gains access to central data files, programs, and peripheral devices through a server.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Latin client-, s. of cliēns person seeking the protection or influence of someone powerful]
cli•en•tal (klaɪˈɛn tl, ˈklaɪ ən tl) adj.
cli′ent•less, adj.

customer

client
1. 'customer'

A customer is someone who buys something, especially from a shop.

She's one of our regular customers.
2. 'client'

A client is a person or company that receives a service from a professional person or organization in return for payment.

A solicitor and his client were sitting at the next table.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.client - a person who seeks the advice of a lawyerclient - a person who seeks the advice of a lawyer
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"
case - a person requiring professional services; "a typical case was the suburban housewife described by a marriage counselor"
attorney-client relation, lawyer-client relation - the responsibility of a lawyer to act in the best interests of the client
2.client - someone who pays for goods or servicesclient - someone who pays for goods or services
consumer - a person who uses goods or services
buyer, emptor, purchaser, vendee - a person who buys
guest - a customer of a hotel or restaurant etc.
frequenter, patron - a regular customer
policyholder - a person who holds an insurance policy; usually, the client in whose name an insurance policy is written
shopper - someone who visits stores in search of articles to buy
disburser, expender, spender - someone who spends money to purchase goods or services
reader, subscriber - someone who contracts to receive and pay for a service or a certain number of issues of a publication
taker - one who accepts an offer
warrantee - a customer to whom a warrant or guarantee is given
whoremaster, whoremonger, john, trick - a prostitute's customer
business relation - a relation between different business enterprises
3.client - (computer science) any computer that is hooked up to a computer network
computer network - (computer science) a network of computers
computer science, computing - the branch of engineering science that studies (with the aid of computers) computable processes and structures

client

noun customer, consumer, buyer, patron, shopper, habitué, patient The company requires clients to pay substantial fees in advance.

client

noun
One who buys goods or services:
Translations
زَبُونزُبونمُوكّل
klientzákazník
klientkunde
asiakas
clientmaître d’ouvrage
klijentklijentica
ügyfélkliens
kaupandikúnniskjólstæîingurviðskiptavinurviîskiptavinur
依頼人
의뢰인
klientaiklientasklientūra
klientspastāvīgs pircējs/pasūtītājs
klient
stranka
klient
ลูกค้า
khách hàng

client

[ˈklaɪənt]
A. Ncliente/a m/f
my client (in court) → mi defendido
B. CPD client state N (Pol) → estado m satélite, estado m cliente

client

[ˈklaɪənt] n [professional person] → client(e) m/fclient base nclientèle f régulière, fonds m de clientèle

client

n
Kunde m, → Kundin f; (of solicitor)Klient(in) m(f); (of barrister)Mandant(in) m(f)
(US, receiving welfare) → Bezieher(in) m(f)

client

[ˈklaɪənt] ncliente m/f

client

(ˈklaiənt) noun
1. a person who receives professional advice from a lawyer, accountant etc.
2. a customer. That hairdresser is very popular with his clients.
clientèle (kliːonˈtel) noun
a group or type of clients. a bank's clientele.

client

زَبُون klient klient Kunde πελάτης cliente asiakas client klijent cliente 依頼人 의뢰인 cliënt klient klient cliente клиент klient ลูกค้า müşteri khách hàng 客户
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Three feet of knotty-floored dark passage bring the client to Mr.
Tracing my way back along the chain of events, from one end to the other, I find it necessary to open the scene, oddly enough as you will think, at the bedside of my excellent client and friend, the late Sir John Verinder.
SIR -- I beg to acknowledge the receipt of your note, inclosing a letter addressed to my client, Mr.
He let his eyes rest on Alexey Alexandrovitch's feet, feeling that he might offend his client by the sight of his irrepressible amusement.
There was something impenetrable about his client, something which he could not arrive at, behind the hard, grim face and measured words.
I have one client, a sporting man, who would be very likely to take it up if we could agree upon terms.
He patted a client on the shoulder, and, more extraordinary still , he gave a client permission to waste his time.
Turned into plain English, it practically expressed itself to this effect: "Would dear Gilmore be so very obliging as not to worry his friend and client about such a trifle as a remote contingency?
Upon these papers," said the client, "the man whose name they bear, has raised, as you will see, large sums of money, for years past.
Now, I warned you before," said he, throwing his forefinger at the terrified client, "that if you ever presumed to talk in that way here, I'd make an example of you.
Troy, "my services are already engaged, in Miss Isabel's interest, by a client whom I have served for more than twenty years.
It is probable that the loss of the phoenix of clerks, even to a rival practitioner, would not have broken Mr Brass's heart; but, pretending great alacrity, he rose from his seat, and going to the door, returned, introducing his client, who led by the hand no less a person than Mr Richard Swiveller.