Definition of Clique

1. Noun. An exclusive circle of people with a common purpose.




Definition of Clique

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

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

Definition of Clique

1. Noun. A small, exclusive group of individuals; cabal ¹

2. Noun. (graph theory) A subgraph isomorphic to a complete graph. ¹

3. Noun. (Internet) A group of related web sites that link to each other, like a webring but with exclusive membership determined by the clique owner. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Clique

1. to form a clique (an exclusive group of persons) [v CLIQUED, CLIQUING, CLIQUES]

Clique Pictures

Click the following link to bring up a new window with an automated collection of images related to the term: Clique Images

Lexicographical Neighbors of Clique

clipped
clipped speech
clipper
clipper ship
clippers
clippeth
clippety-cloppety
clippie
clippies
clipping
clippings
clips
clipsheet
clipsheets
clipt
clique (current term)
clique number
clique numbers
cliqued
cliqueless
cliques
cliquey
cliquier
cliquiest
cliquiness
cliquing
cliquish
cliquishly
cliquishness
cliquishnesses

Literary usage of Clique

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

1. Bulls and Bears of New York: With the Crisis of 1873, and the Cause by Matthew Hale Smith (1874)
""A clique." A combination of brokers formed to carry stock or gold, is termed " a clique." It takes a number of heavy men to form a successful clique. ..."

2. Political Nativism in New York State by Louis Dow Scisco (1901)
"The slavery issue, thus stimulated, intruded itself into the Know-Nothing councils and joined itself with the growing opposition to the Barker clique. ..."

3. History of the United States from the Compromise of 1850 by James Ford Rhodes (1906)
"1 The senatorial clique who were Grant's stanch supporters in his Southern ... Sherman and Edmunds are sometimes included in this senatorial clique but they ..."

4. The Cambridge Modern History by John Emerich Edward Dalberg Acton Acton, Ernest Alfred Benians, Sir Adolphus William Ward, George Walter Prothero (1909)
"To the world the King's reader and ex-physician seemed a humble member of a royalist clique, whose notables were Rantzau-Ascheberg, St Germain, ..."

5. Merchants' Magazine and Commercial Review by William B. Dana (1869)
"The Sun of yesterday says: " On that Thursday night the clique determined to bring their scheme to a head. They had gold enough to enable them, ..."

Other Resources Relating to: Clique

Search for Clique on Dictionary.com!Search for Clique on Thesaurus.com!Search for Clique on Google!Search for Clique on Wikipedia!

Search