A computer that's utilizing a Web server. Whenever you're using your browser at home or work to surf the Internet, your computer is acting as a Web client.
A Web client is a software application such as Netscape Navigator that permits access to the World Wide Web and its hyperlinked pages. Netscape Navigator and Internet Explorer are both graphical browsers. Lynx is a text-based brow ser.
A program capable of communicating with Web servers, requesting and receiving information from them, and processing it for display or other uses. Web browsers are a kind of Web client. Other common Web clients are generally programmatic (not operated by a human) and serve to perform systematic queries over a range of Web servers, for example for indexing purposes.