client-n; 4 Senses

Sense Number 1: a case accepted by a lawyer or legal firm

Commentary: CLIENT[+consumer][+social][+service][+legal]

They have decided to accept the high-profile politician as their client in this lawsuit.
The young attorney is working hard to draw in more clients to his practice.
Joe dropped the case when he suspected his client of lying.
The clients in that case are two manufacturing firms.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1

Sense Number 2: a consumer or purchaser of any goods or services

Commentary: CLIENT[+consumer][+social][+product]

Most of Jane's clients at the beauty salon tip her generously.
The coffee shop angered its regular clients by opening late this morning.
Those two soft drink makers are the biggest clients of our marketing agency.
Bill's advertising agency has a three o'clock appointment with a potential new client.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 2

Sense Number 3: a computer node on a network that accepts services from a server

Commentary: CONSUMER[+consumer][+machine][+computer][+service]

Our computers are configured in a client-server network.
The firewall server prevents unwanted programs, email and other data from reaching the client machines.
The client makes a request for a url and the server sends back that page in html format.
All the programs are running on the server and displayed on various clients.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 3

Sense Number 4: none of the above

Commentary: Automatically generated NOTA sense (bbn)