Definition of widget
1 : gadget
2 : an unnamed article considered for purposes of hypothetical example
Examples of widget in a Sentence
manufacturers of all kinds of widgets for the do-it-yourselfer
Recent Examples of widget from the Web
These IMUs are sophisticated versions of the widgets that smartphones and tablet computers use to work out which way up the screen display should be.
But the magical connection teams can make with a city or region is what sets sports apart from your average widget manufacturer.
The widget also gives donors a chance to help cover administrative costs, an innovation that reduces overhead for charities such as Mercy Home.
Tronc Inc., the owner of the Los Angeles Times and Chicago Tribune, has begun using the Whisper widget on some pages.
There’s a reason online publishers’ websites and apps are often cluttered with banners, popups, content recommendation widgets and autoplay video ads, and there’s a reason consumers are increasingly using ad-blockers to filter those ads out.
In 2010, Facebook released widgets that publishers could embed on their sites, reminding readers to share, and these tools were widely deployed.
All the widgets should come with a simple service fee.
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Origin and Etymology of widget
alteration of gadget
First Known Use: 1926See Words from the same year
WIDGET Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of widget for English Language Learners
: any small mechanical or electronic device
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