clerk /ˈklɝk, ||ˈklɑrk/
clerk /ˈklɝk/ 名詞
1. A clergyman or ecclesiastic. [Obs.]
All persons were styled clerks that served in the church of Christ. --Ayliffe.
2. A man who could read; a scholar; a learned person; a man of letters. [Obs.] “Every one that could read . . . being accounted a clerk.”
He was no great clerk, but he was perfectly well versed in the interests of Europe. --Burke.
3. A parish officer, being a layman who leads in reading the responses of the Episcopal church service, and otherwise assists in it. [Eng.]
And like unlettered clerk still cry =\“Amen”.\= --Shak.
4. One employed to keep records or accounts; a scribe; an accountant; as, the clerk of a court; a town clerk.
The clerk of the crown . . . withdrew the bill. --Strype.
Note: ☞ In some cases, clerk is synonymous with secretary. A clerk is always an officer subordinate to a higher officer, board, corporation, or person; whereas a secretary may be either a subordinate or the head of an office or department.
5. An assistant in a shop or store. [U. S.]
n 1: an employee who performs clerical work (e.g., keeps records
2: a salesperson in a store [syn: salesclerk, shop clerk]
v : work as a clerk, as in the legal business