AskDefine | Define widget

Word Net

widget n : a device that is very useful for a particular job [syn: appliance, contraption, contrivance, convenience, gadget, gizmo, gismo]

English

Etymology

Blend of window and gadget, coined by George S. Kaufman in his play Beggar on Horseback (1924).

Pronunciation

Noun

  1. An unnamed, unspecified, or hypothetical manufactured good or product.
  2. A component of a graphical user interface that the user interacts with.
  3. A floating widget or other device inside a beer can, meant to create foam when opened
  4. A small scraping tool consisting of a blade and a handle, commonly used to remove paint from glass and other smooth surfaces
  5. The child of a gremlin (Roald Dahl - The Gremlins)
  6. An object of fiction or obfuscation (Gigawidget)

Synonyms

Translations

unnamed, unspecified, or hypothetical manufactured good or product
component of a graphical user interface that the user interacts with
floating widget or other device inside a beer can
small scraping tool
Widget may refer to:
In computing, the term has become frequently used to refer to objects on a computer screen the user interacts with:

See also

  • Widget Workshop, an obscure science-based computer game developed by Maxis
  • Gidget, a teenage character adapted for film & television from a novel by Frederick Kohner
widget in German: Widget (Begriffsklärung)
widget in French: Widget
widget in Korean: 위젯
widget in Japanese: ウィジェット
widget in Ukrainian: Віджет (значеня)
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