Definitions for cliqueklik, klɪk

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. clique, coterie, ingroup, inner circle, pack, camp(noun)

    an exclusive circle of people with a common purpose

Wiktionary

  1. clique(Noun)

    A small, exclusive group of individuals; cabal

    This school used to be really friendly, but now everyone keeps to their own cliques.

  2. clique(Noun)

    A subgraph isomorphic to a complete graph.

    The problem of finding the largest clique in an arbitrary graph is NP-complete.

  3. clique(Noun)

    A group of related web sites that link to each other, like a webring but with exclusive membership determined by the clique owner.

  4. Origin: From clique

Webster Dictionary

  1. Clique(verb)

    a narrow circle of persons associated by common interests or for the accomplishment of a common purpose; -- generally used in a bad sense

  2. Clique(verb)

    to To associate together in a clannish way; to act with others secretly to gain a desired end; to plot; -- used with together

  3. Origin: [F., fr. OF. cliquer to click. See Click, v. i.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Clique

    klēk, n. a group of persons in union for a purpose: a party or faction: a gang—used generally in a bad sense.—adj. Cliqu′ish, relating to a clique.—ns. Cliqu′ishness; Cliqu′ism, tendency to form cliques. [Fr.; prob. from root of click, and so = a noisy conclave. Acc. to Littré, orig. in sense of Claque.]

The Roycroft Dictionary

  1. clique

    Friendship gone to seed.

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of clique in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of clique in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Eric Hoffer:

    Woe to him inside a nonconformist clique who does not conform with nonconformity.

  2. Vladimir Putin:

    It appears that Allah decided to punish the ruling clique of Turkey by depriving them of wisdom and judgment.

  3. Eric Hoffer:

    Nonconformists travel as a rule in bunches. You rarely find a nonconformist who goes it alone. And woe to him inside a nonconformist clique who does not conform with nonconformity

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