client

If you pay for something, you are a client. If you pay to get your dog groomed, you are a client of the dog groomer (and so is your pooch).

If you shop at a certain store or use the services of a particular business, then you are a client of that store or business. If you want to go into acting, for example, you'll need to become a client of a talent agent. In computer terms, a client is a computer that makes a request of another computer, called a server. The term client is especially used in networks where one server may handle multiple requests from multiple clients.

Primary Meanings of client

1.
n
someone who pays for goods or services
2.
n
(computer science) any computer that is hooked up to a computer network
Full Definitions of client
1

n someone who pays for goods or services

Synonyms:
customer
Types:
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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
bargain hunter
a shopper who hunts for bargains
customer agent
a foreign purchaser who buys goods outright for resale
home buyer
someone buying a house
no-show
a guest who fails to notify a hotel or restaurant when canceling a reservation
operagoer
a patron of the opera
orderer
someone who places an order to buy
overnighter
a guest who stays overnight
fixture, habitue, regular
a regular patron
shopaholic
a compulsive shopper
Type of:
consumer
a person who uses goods or services

n a person who seeks the advice of a lawyer

Type of:
case
a person requiring professional services
2

n (computer science) any computer that is hooked up to a computer network

Synonyms:
guest, node
Type of:
computer, computing device, computing machine, data processor, electronic computer, information processing system
a machine for performing calculations automatically

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