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Clique synonyms
klĭk, klēk
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A circle of people who associate with one another.
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  1. A circle of people who associate with one another.
  2. An exclusive group of people, who associate closely for a common purpose; a clique.
  3. A small, often select group of persons who associate with one another frequently.
The manner in which something is positioned:
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  1. The manner in which something is positioned:
  2. An exclusive or select group; clique; coterie
  3. A group of persons sharing a common interest:
A plane figure bounded by a single curved line, every point of which is equally distant from the point at the center of the figure
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  1. A plane figure bounded by a single curved line, every point of which is equally distant from the point at the center of the figure
  2. A group of people bound together by common interests; coterie
  3. A series or process that finishes at its starting point or continuously repeats itself; a cycle.
A number of elements with similar properties, forming one of the vertical columns of the periodic table
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  1. A number of elements with similar properties, forming one of the vertical columns of the periodic table
  2. A number of individuals or things considered or classed together because of similarities:
  3. (Mathematics) A set, together with a binary associative operation, such that the set is closed under the operation, the set contains an identity element for the operation, and each element of the set has an inverse element with respect to the operation. The integers form a group under the operation of ordinary addition.
In certain primitive societies, a tribal division, usually exogamous, of matrilineal or patrilineal descent from a common ancestor
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  1. In certain primitive societies, a tribal division, usually exogamous, of matrilineal or patrilineal descent from a common ancestor
  2. A group of people with interests in common; clique; set
  3. An early form of social group, as in the Scottish Highlands, composed of several families claiming descent from a common ancestor, bearing the same family name, and following the same chieftain
A stout heavy stick, usually thicker at one end, suitable for use as a weapon; a cudgel.
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  1. A stout heavy stick, usually thicker at one end, suitable for use as a weapon; a cudgel.
  2. The building, room, or other facility used for the meetings of an organized group.
  3. A group of people organized for a common purpose, especially a group that meets regularly:
(Idiomatic) The closest of friends of a person.
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  1. (Idiomatic) The closest of friends of a person.
  2. A small, exclusive group of people who control or influence customs, opinion, etc.
Bookmakers considered as a group.
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  1. Bookmakers considered as a group.
  2. A circular band used for carrying, holding, or containing something:
  3. A circular band, usually of precious metal and often set with gems, worn on the finger as an ornament or a symbol of betrothal, marriage, etc.
A thin strip of flexible material used to encircle and bind one object or to hold a number of objects together:
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  1. A thin strip of flexible material used to encircle and bind one object or to hold a number of objects together:
  2. A simple ungrooved ring, especially a wedding ring.
  3. A group of musicians who perform as an ensemble.
A set of like tools, machines, components, etc., designed or arranged to work together
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  1. A set of like tools, machines, components, etc., designed or arranged to work together
  2. A matched or coordinated set, as of tools:
  3. A group of adolescents who band together, especially a group of delinquents.
(Sports) A team of rowers, as of a racing shell.
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  1. (Sports) A team of rowers, as of a racing shell.
  2. On a small sailboat, the person or persons who assist the helmsman, as by handling the sails
  3. A group of people associating or classed together; company, set, gang, etc.
A literary work or film that is a mix of fact and fiction.
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  1. A literary work or film that is a mix of fact and fiction.
  2. A group of persons forming a cohesive, usually contentious minority within a larger group.
  3. A group of people inside a political party, club, government, etc. working in a common cause against other such groups or against the main body
A secret scheme or plot.
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  1. A secret scheme or plot.
  2. A small group of persons joined in a secret, often political, intrigue; junta
  3. The intrigues of such a group; plot
An assembly or council; esp., a Spanish or Latin American legislative or administrative body
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  1. An assembly or council; esp., a Spanish or Latin American legislative or administrative body
  2. A council or small legislative body in a government, especially in Central or South America.
  3. A group of political intriguers; esp., such a group, of military men in power after a coup d'état
A system of roads, canals, veins, etc. that connect with or cross one another
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  1. A system of roads, canals, veins, etc. that connect with or cross one another
  2. A group, system, etc. of interconnected or cooperating individuals
  3. (Broadcasting) A group of affiliated television stations that broadcast common programs from a parent company.
A large room, such as a drawing room, used for receiving and entertaining guests.
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  1. A large room, such as a drawing room, used for receiving and entertaining guests.
  2. Such an exhibition, esp. one held annually
  3. A regular gathering of eminent writers, artists, scientists, etc. in the home of a well-known, often wealthy and influential person
A group of people united by a common characteristic, as age, interest, or vocation:
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  1. A group of people united by a common characteristic, as age, interest, or vocation:
  2. A large number of things positioned or considered together.
  3. (Informal) A group of people having something in common; set; clique
Any group of people with common interests that give them a sense of solidarity and exclusivity as regards all nonmembers
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  1. Any group of people with common interests that give them a sense of solidarity and exclusivity as regards all nonmembers
  2. (Systematics) In cladistics, the monophyletic group that includes all taxa of interest to the current study.
  3. (Sociology) The social group that one belongs to.
(Informal) A considerable number or amount; a lot:
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  1. (Informal) A considerable number or amount; a lot:
  2. A group of like items or individuals gathered or placed together:
  3. A group of things growing close together; a cluster or clump:
The mass of common people; the populace.
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  1. The mass of common people; the populace.
  2. A large and often disorderly crowd.
  3. An indiscriminate or loosely associated group of things:
A complete or recurring series, usually ending as it began; cycle; period
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  1. A complete or recurring series, usually ending as it began; cycle; period
  2. A plane figure bounded by a single curved line, every point of which is equally distant from the point at the center of the figure
  3. A series or process that finishes at its starting point or continuously repeats itself; a cycle.
A circle of people who associate with one another.
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  1. A circle of people who associate with one another.
  2. An exclusive group of people, who associate closely for a common purpose; a clique.
  3. A small, often select group of persons who associate with one another frequently.
A group of people united by a common characteristic, as age, interest, or vocation:
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  1. A group of people united by a common characteristic, as age, interest, or vocation:
  2. A large number of things positioned or considered together.
  3. (Informal) A group of people having something in common; set; clique
Something which is set
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  1. Something which is set
  2. A group of things of the same kind that belong together and are so used:
  3. A setting or being set
A group of like items or individuals gathered or placed together:
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  1. A group of like items or individuals gathered or placed together:
  2. (Informal) A considerable number or amount; a lot:
  3. A group of things growing close together; a cluster or clump:
A group of youths from one neighborhood banded together for social reasons; often specif., a band of juvenile delinquents
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  1. A group of youths from one neighborhood banded together for social reasons; often specif., a band of juvenile delinquents
  2. A set of like tools, machines, components, etc., designed or arranged to work together
  3. A matched or coordinated set, as of tools:

Synonym Study

  • Set refers to a group, usually larger and, hence, less exclusive than a coterie , having a common background, interests, social status, etc. the sporting set
  • Circle suggests any group of people having in common some particular interest or pursuit in music circles
  • Coterie is a small, intimate, somewhat select group of people associated for social or other reasons a literary coterie
  • Clique refers to a small, highly exclusive group, often within a larger one, and implies snobbery, selfishness, or, sometimes, intrigue high-school cliques
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