Click meaning

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The definition of a click is a slight, sharp sound or a device that makes such a sound.

An example of a click is the sound of a padlock snapping into place.

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(computers) An instance of pressing down and releasing a button on a pointing device, such as a mouse.
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To produce a click or series of clicks.
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Click means to make or cause a slight, sharp sound, or to be suddenly clear.

An example of click is for a lock to snap into place.

An example of click is for an idea to suddenly be completely understood.

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A brief, sharp sound.

The click of a door latch.

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(computers) To press down and release a button on a pointing device in order to select an item on a display screen or activate a command or function. Often used with on:

Click on the ID window and enter your password.

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A mechanical device, such as a pawl, that snaps into position.
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(phonet.) Any of a class of stops, common in some African languages, made by touching the tongue to the roof of the mouth, drawing in the breath, and abruptly withdrawing the tongue from the roof of the mouth.

The sound represented in English by the spelling “tsk” is a click.

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To make a click.
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(comput.) To select or activate an icon, menu item, etc. by positioning the cursor over it and pressing a mouse button.
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To cause to click.
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(comput.) To select or activate (an icon, menu item, etc.) using the cursor and mouse.
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(1) See CLIQ.
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A brief, sharp, not particularly loud, relatively high-pitched sound produced by the impact something small and hard against something hard, such as by the operation of a switch, a lock or a latch, or a finger pressed against the thumb and then released to strike the hand.

I turned the key, the lock gave a click and the door opened; a click of one’s fingers.

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(phonetics) An ingressive sound made by coarticulating a velar or uvular closure with another closure.
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Sound made by a dolphin.
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The act of operating a switch, etc., so that it clicks.
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The act of pressing a button on a computer mouse.
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To cause to make a click; to operate (a switch, etc) so that it makes a click.
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(direct and indirect) To press and release (a button on a computer mouse).
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To select a software item using, usually, but not always, the pressing of a mouse button.
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(advertising) To visit a web site.

Visit a location, call, or click www.example.com.

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(intransitive) To emit a click.

He bent his fingers back until the joints clicked.

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(intransitive) To click the left button of a computer mouse while pointing.

Click here to go to the next page.

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(intransitive) To make sense suddenly.

Then it clicked - I had been going the wrong way all that time.

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(intransitive) To get on well.

When we met at the party, we just clicked and we’ve been best friends ever since.

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(dated, intransitive) To tick.
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The sound of a click.

Click! The door opened.

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Alternative spelling of klick.
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A detent, pawl, or ratchet, such as that which catches the cogs of a ratchet wheel to prevent backward motion.
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(UK, dialect) The latch of a door.
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(obsolete) To snatch.

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(linguistics) Any of various implosive stops, such as that of English tsk, produced by raising the back of the tongue to make contact with the palate and simultaneously closing the lips or touching the teeth or alveolar ridge with the tip and sides of the tongue, and found as phonemic consonants especially in the Khoisan and some Bantu languages.
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To cause to click, as by striking together.

Clicked his heels.

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A slight, sharp sound like that of a door latch snapping into place.
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A mechanical device, as a catch or pawl, that clicks into position.
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An instance of clicking.

A click of a mouse button.

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(informal) A flash of insight; epiphany.
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Origin of click

  • Imitative

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Old English kleken? clichen? Compare clutch.

    From Wiktionary

  • Imitative of the "click" sound; first recorded in the 1500s.

    From Wiktionary

  • Compare Old French clique (“latch”).

    From Wiktionary