What does clique mean?

Definitions for clique
klik, klɪkclique

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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.

    Etymology: From clique

  2. clique(Noun)

    A subgraph isomorphic to a complete graph.

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

    Etymology: From clique

  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.

    Etymology: 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

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

  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

    Etymology: [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.

Rap Dictionary

  1. clique(noun)

    the West Coast equivalent of "crew".

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  1. Alex
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    Daniel
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    Karen
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    Veena
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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

Examples of clique in a Sentence

  1. Jay Lanham:

    Weve seen a rise in gang activity here this spring. There have been a few homicides in the region, as youve seen, last year, we saw the gangs, especially MS-13, laying low. We arrested a lot of the program and clique leaders so their leadership was lacking.

  2. Eric Hoffer:

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

  3. Norbu Dondrup:

    As for some countries slamming our human rights, they either don't understand or believe the Dalai clique's rumors and bewitchments.

  4. 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

  5. Mike Pence:

    For all the media fawning over the sister of the North Korean dictator, I think it’s important that every American knows who this person is and what she’s done, the sister of Kim Jong Un is a central pillar of the most tyrannical and oppressive regime on the planet, an evil family clique that brutalizes, subjugates, starves and imprisons its 25 million people.

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