From King Dictionary of Contemporary Englishclerkclerk1 /klɑːk $ klɜːrk/ ●●○ S3 noun [countable] 1 WORKERsomeone who keeps records or accounts in an office a clerk in a commercial firm2 BOSHOP/STORE American English someone whose job is to help people in a shop the clerk in the shoe store3 American EnglishBODLT someone whose job is to help people when they arrive at and leave a hotel Leave the keys with the desk clerk.4 PGOan official in charge of the records of a court, town council etc5 RRC old use a priest in the Church of England
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clerka clerk at a convenience storeBenefices, however, were not the only church assets which the king exploited for his clerks.Right now I am working as a law clerk downtown.We went to eat lunch in a restaurant frequented by poorly paid clerks and secretaries and, no doubt, messengers.There are groups of employees with specific job specialties, such as cashiers, stock clerks, and meat-cutters.His signature was duly witnessed by two of the clerks in the firm.Please return your keys to the clerk at the front desk.The clerk on that day was Miss Claire Robinson.At the ValuJet counter, two clerks tried to pay attention to their immediate task: putting people on other ValuJet flights.He cooked for himself and for others, eventually branching out to jobs as a wine clerk and private chef.desk clerkAt the time, he said, Jackson was working as a desk clerk at the hotel.Al Perry, Hotel Congress desk clerk.There was no desk clerk in the notebook.The same desk clerk was on duty when Kragan left the hotel two hours later, at nine in the evening.It had to be the desk clerk.On the third night, she went up ahead while he uncorked a bottle and shared it with the desk clerk.The desk clerk was a worried, grey-haired man with steel-rimmed glasses and a medal.
clerkclerk2 verb [intransitive] especially American English informal WORK/DO WORKto work as a clerk→ See Verb table
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clerkHe was a great role model-he had even clerked for Oliver Wendell Holmes.He clerked in a cigar shop.
From King Business Dictionaryclerkclerk /klɑːkklɜːrk/ noun [countable]JOB1someone who keeps records or accounts in an officea filing clerk articled clerk bank clerk correspondence clerk filing clerk ledger clerk2an official in charge of the records of a court, town council etcPlans of the land were deposited with the clerk of the county council.3American EnglishTRAVEL someone who deals with people arriving in a hotelLeave the keys with the desk clerk. see also salesclerkOrigin clerk1 (1000-1100) Old French clerc man in a religious order, scholar, man who keeps records, from Late Latin clericus, from Late Greek klerikos, from Greek kleros what you receive in life; because the Bible says that priests will receive things only from God