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Definition 1: a device or control that is very useful for a particular job - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for widget in the sense of this definition

(widget is a kind of ...) an instrumentality invented for a particular purpose

"the device is small enough to wear on your wrist" "a device intended to conserve water"

(... is a kind of widget ) appliances collectively

"laborsaving gadgetry"

(... is a kind of widget ) an appliance that allows an object (such as a ship's compass) to remain horizontal even as its support tips

(... is a kind of widget ) a contrivance for injecting (e.g., water into the boiler of a steam engine or particles into an accelerator etc.)

(... is a kind of widget ) modern convenience; the appliances and conveniences characteristic of a modern house

Definition 2: something unspecified whose name is either forgotten or not known - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where widget or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • she eased the ball-shaped doodad back into its socket
  • there may be some great new gizmo around the corner that you will want to use

Synonyms for widget in the sense of this definition

(widget is a kind of ...) miscellaneous unspecified objects

"the trunk was full of stuff"

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