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.

Definitions of client
  1. noun
    someone who pays for goods or services
    synonyms: customer
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    buyer, emptor, purchaser, vendee
    a person who buys
    a customer of a hotel or restaurant etc.
    frequenter, patron
    a regular customer
    a person who holds an insurance policy; usually, the client in whose name an insurance policy is written
    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
    one who accepts an offer
    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
    a guest who fails to notify a hotel or restaurant when canceling a reservation
    a patron of the opera
    someone who places an order to buy
    a guest who stays overnight
    fixture, habitue, regular
    a regular patron
    a compulsive shopper
    type of:
    a person who uses goods or services
  2. noun
    a person who seeks the advice of a lawyer
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    type of:
    a person requiring professional services
  3. noun
    (computer science) any computer that is hooked up to a computer network
    synonyms: guest, node
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