See also: cliënt

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle English client, from Anglo-Norman clyent, Old French client, from Latin cliēns, according to some, an alteration of cluēns, from cluēre (to be called), or more likely from clīnāre (to lean). Ultimately from the root *ḱel- (“to incline”).

PronunciationEdit

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈklʌɪənt/
  • IPA(key): /ˈklaɪ.ənt/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: cli‧ent
  • Rhymes: -aɪənt

NounEdit

client (plural clients)

  1. A customer, a buyer or receiver of goods or services.
  2. (computing) The role of a computer application or system that requests and/or consumes the services provided by another having the role of server.
  3. A person who receives help or services from a professional such as a lawyer or accountant.
    • 1898, Winston Churchill, chapter 8, in The Celebrity:
      I corralled the judge, and we started off across the fields [] . And thus we came by a circuitous route to Mohair, [] . My client welcomed the judge […] and they disappeared together into the Ethiopian card-room, which was filled with the assegais and exclamation point shields Mr. Cooke had had made at the sawmill at Beaverton.
  4. (law) A person who employs or retains an attorney to represent him or her in any legal matter, or one who merely divulges confidential matters to an attorney while pursuing professional assistance without subsequently retaining the attorney.
  5. Short for client state.
    • 1989, Edward A. Kolodziej, ‎Roger E. Kanet, Limits of Soviet Power (page 95)
      A third preliminary comment deals explicitly with the relations between clients and superpowers.

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Hyponyms of client (computing)

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  • Japanese: クライアント (kuraianto)

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CatalanEdit

EtymologyEdit

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NounEdit

client f (plural clients)

  1. client, customer

DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from English client.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈklɑi̯.ənt/
  • Hyphenation: cli‧ent

NounEdit

client m (plural clients)

  1. (computing) client

Usage notesEdit

Not to be confused with cliënt.


FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin cliēns.

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client m (plural clients, feminine cliente)

  1. customer; client (one who purchases or receives a product or service)

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LombardEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin cliēns.

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client m (plural clientj, feminine clienta, plural feminine cliente or clientj)

  1. client, customer
  2. (Western orthographies) Alternative spelling of plural clientj
  3. Alternative form of feminine plural cliente