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Definition of "widget" []

  • A small mechanical device or control; a gadget. (noun)
  • An unnamed or hypothetical manufactured article. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "widget" in a sentence
  • "I can't get the label widget to show up either, and haven't braved the task of wrecking and rebuilding my template to see if that will allow me to show off a list of labels in the nav, which basically trumps Previous Posts in terms of pure browsing pleasure anyway."
  • "In Speculationism the term widget can, in the new textbooks, apply equally well to the things produced and the means of producing them."
  • "Calling show () draws the label widget's window on the screen."