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

Definitions of clients word

  • noun clients a person or group that uses the professional advice or services of a lawyer, accountant, advertising agency, architect, etc. 1
  • noun clients a person who is receiving the benefits, services, etc., of a social welfare agency, a government bureau, etc. 1
  • noun clients a customer. 1
  • noun clients anyone under the patronage of another; a dependent. 1
  • noun clients Computers. a computer or an application on a computer that communicates with a remote server: Exit the program before installing the patch to update the client. 1
  • noun clients client state. 1

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Origin of clients

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 Clients


clients 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".

clients usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for clients

noun clients

  • clientele — The clientele of a place or organization are its customers or clients.
  • clientage — a body of clients; clientele.
  • practice — habitual or customary performance; operation: office practice.
  • practise — habitual or customary performance; operation: office practice.

Antonyms for clients

noun clients

  • rears — the back of something, as distinguished from the front: The porch is at the rear of the house.

Top questions with clients

  • how to get clients?

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