Definition of Gadget

1. Noun. A device or control that is very useful for a particular job.

Exact synonyms: Appliance, Contraption, Contrivance, Convenience, Gismo, Gizmo, Widget
Generic synonyms: Device
Specialized synonyms: Gadgetry, Gimbal, Injector, Mod Con
Derivative terms: Convenient, Gadgeteer



Definition of Gadget

1. Noun. (obsolete) a thing whose name cannot be remembered; thingamajig, doohickey ¹

2. Noun. any device or machine, especially one whose name cannot be recalled. Often either clever or complicated. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Gadget

1. a mechanical device [n -S] : GADGETY [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Gadget

gadder
gadders
gaddest
gaddeth
gaddi
gadding
gaddingly
gaddis
gaddish
gade
gades
gadflies
gadfly
gadge
gadges
gadget (current term)
gadgetbahn
gadgetbahnen
gadgeteer
gadgeteers
gadgetless
gadgetries
gadgetry
gadgets
gadgety
gadgie
gadgies
gadhelic
gadi
gadic

Literary usage of Gadget

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. On English Poetry: Being an Irregular Approach to the Psychology of this Art by Robert Graves (1922)
"XLVI THE FABLE OF THE IDEAL gadget N pression 0 poem can turn out respectably well unless written in the full confidence that this time at last the poet is ..."

2. Manual of Patent Examining Procedure edited by J. Michael Thesz (1997)
"A gadget according to claims 3 or 4, further comprising Claim 5. A gadget as in any one of the preceding claims, in which Claim 3. A gadget as in either ..."

3. How to Teach Art to Children: Grades 1-6by Tanya Skelton, Joy Evans by Tanya Skelton, Joy Evans (2001)
"Students choose a gadget and print the same object in a repeating pattern on ... Press the paint edge of the gadget onto the paper. • Lift straight up. 3. ..."

4. C3I: Issues of Command & Control edited by Thomas P. Coakley (1994)
"That saved the Air Force an enormous amount, having this handy little gadget on the link that would tell them right away there was a leak; all they needed ..."

5. A Glossary of French Slang by Olivier Leroy (1922)
"Thing, gadget. Je ne sais plus le nom de cet ... I don't remember the name of that gadget. agoniser, vb. tr. To blackguard, to slang. ..."

6. Young Drivers: The Road to Safety by OECD/ECMT Transport Research Centre (2006)
"These have been categorised into the following four levels, which were initially described by Keskinen (1996) and later applied in gadget (Hatakka et al. ..."

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