clique

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from French clique

Noun[edit]

clique (plural cliques)

  1. A small, exclusive group of individuals; cabal
    This school used to be really friendly, but now everyone keeps to their own cliques.
  2. (graph theory) A subgraph isomorphic to a complete graph.
    The problem of finding the largest clique in an arbitrary graph is NP-complete.
  3. (Internet) A group of related web sites that link to each other, like a webring but with exclusive membership determined by the clique owner.
    • 1999, "Jackie", someone help me out? (on newsgroup alt.fan.leo-dicaprio)
      Does anyone know what an internet clique is/does? I came across a few and am thoroughly confused.
    • 2000, "- deanna -", ot: hiya (on newsgroup alt.fan.backstreet.boys)
      even though we're not "regulars" anymore...*sniffle*...we still can't forget the NG...i always tell new fans about it...(people who join my clique, etc...)...and besides...i owe the NG a LOT...itz where i met my best friend...
    • 2001, "spee2k", future no doubt website.... (on newsgroup alt.music.no-doubt)
      you always have to click some big section and you get a whole new set of options in a different frame, thats[sic] usually on the other side of the screen. when you're there, you can choose from (in a section site stuff or something like that) link me, link you, links, top 10 links, free for all links, cliques, and webrings.

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clique (third-person singular simple present cliques, present participle cliquing, simple past and past participle cliqued)

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

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  • Often used in the form clique together.

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Old French cliquer.

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Noun[edit]

clique f (plural cliques)

  1. clique

Verb[edit]

clique

  1. first-person singular present indicative of cliquer
  2. third-person singular present indicative of cliquer
  3. first-person singular present subjunctive of cliquer
  4. first-person singular present subjunctive of cliquer
  5. second-person singular imperative of cliquer

Portuguese[edit]

Verb[edit]

clique

  1. first-person singular present subjunctive of clicar
  2. third-person singular present subjunctive of clicar
  3. first-person singular imperative of clicar
  4. third-person singular imperative of clicar

Spanish[edit]

Verb[edit]

clique

  1. First-person singular (yo) present subjunctive form of clicar.
  2. Formal second-person singular (usted) present subjunctive form of clicar.
  3. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present subjunctive form of clicar.
  4. Formal second-person singular (usted) imperative form of clicar.