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CLERK

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does clerk mean? 

CLERK (noun)
  The noun CLERK has 2 senses:

1. an employee who performs clerical work (e.g., keeps records or accounts)
2. a salesperson in a store

  Familiarity information: CLERK used as a noun is rare.


CLERK (verb)
  The verb CLERK has 1 sense:

1. work as a clerk, as in the legal business

  Familiarity information: CLERK used as a verb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


CLERK (noun)


Sense 1clerk [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An employee who performs clerical work (e.g., keeps records or accounts)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Hypernyms ("clerk" is a kind of...):

employee (a worker who is hired to perform a job)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "clerk"):

desk clerk; hotel clerk; hotel desk clerk (a hotel receptionist)

tally clerk; tallyman (one who keeps a tally of quantity or weight of goods produced or shipped or received)

sorter (a clerk who sorts things (as letters at the post office))

shipping clerk (an employee who ships and receives goods)

settler (a clerk in a betting shop who calculates the winnings)

mail clerk; postal clerk (a clerk in a post office)

mapper; plotter (a clerk who marks data on a chart)

pencil pusher; penpusher (a clerk who does boring paperwork)

paper-pusher (a clerk or bureaucrat who does paperwork)

file clerk; filer; filing clerk (a clerk who is employed to maintain the files of an organization)

timekeeper (a clerk who keeps track of the hours worked by employees)


Sense 2clerk [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A salesperson in a store

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

salesclerk; shop clerk; clerk

Hypernyms ("clerk" is a kind of...):

sales rep; sales representative; salesperson (a person employed to represent a business and to sell its merchandise (as to customers in a store or to customers who are visited))


CLERK (verb)


Sense 1clerk [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Work as a clerk, as in the legal business

Classified under:

Verbs of political and social activities and events

Hypernyms (to "clerk" is one way to...):

work (exert oneself by doing mental or physical work for a purpose or out of necessity)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s
Somebody ----s PP


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