Meaning of CLIENT in English


transcription, транскрипция: [ ˈklī-ənt ]


Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French & Latin; Anglo-French client, from Latin client-, cliens; perhaps akin to Latin clinare to lean — more at lean

Date: 14th century

1. : one that is under the protection of another : dependent


a. : a person who engages the professional advice or services of another

a lawyer's client s

b. : customer

hotel client s

c. : a person served by or utilizing the services of a social agency

a welfare client

d. : a computer in a network that uses the services (as access to files or shared peripherals) provided by a server

3. : client state

• cli·ent·age -ən-tij noun

• cli·en·tal klī-ˈen-t ə l, ˈklī-ən- adjective

• cli·ent·less ˈklī-ənt-ləs adjective

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate English vocabulary.      Энциклопедический словарь английского языка Merriam Webster.