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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [klahy-uh nt]
    • /ˈklaɪ ənt/
    • /ˈklaɪənt/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [klahy-uh nt]
    • /ˈklaɪ ənt/

Definitions of client word

  • countable noun client A client of a professional person or organization is a person or company that receives a service from them in return for payment. 3
  • noun client a person, company, etc, that seeks the advice of a professional man or woman 3
  • noun client a customer 3
  • noun client a person who is registered with or receiving services or financial aid from a welfare agency 3
  • noun client a program or work station that requests data or information from a server 3
  • noun client a person depending on another's patronage 3

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Origin of client

First appearance:

before 1350
One of the 20% oldest English words
1350-1400; Middle English < Latin client-, stem of cliēns person seeking the protection or influence of someone powerful; perhaps akin to clīnāre to bend (see incline)

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Parts of speech for Client


client popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 99% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

client usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for client

noun client

  • patient — a person who is under medical care or treatment.
  • shopper — a person who shops.
  • patron — (in Mexico and the southwestern U.S.) a boss; employer.
  • applicant — An applicant for something such as a job or a place at a college is someone who makes a formal written request to be given it.
  • buyer — A buyer is a person who is buying something or who intends to buy it.

Antonyms for client

noun client

  • manager — a person who has control or direction of an institution, business, etc., or of a part, division, or phase of it.
  • rear — the back of something, as distinguished from the front: The porch is at the rear of the house.
  • owner — a person who owns; possessor; proprietor.
  • marketer — an open place or a covered building where buyers and sellers convene for the sale of goods; a marketplace: a farmers' market.

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