Definitions for: Click


[n] depression of a button on a computer mouse; "a click on the right button for example"
[n] a hinged catch that fits into a notch of a ratchet to move a wheel forward or prevent it from moving backward
[n] a stop consonant made by the suction of air into the mouth (as in Bantu)
[n] a short light metallic sound
[v] become clear or enter one's consciousness or emotions; "It dawned on him that she had betrayed him"; "she was penetrated with sorrow"
[v] make a clucking sounds, characteristic of hens
[v] produce a click; "Xhosa speakers click"
[v] cause to make a snapping sound; of fingers
[v] move or strike with a click; "then the brightness as he clicked on the light."
[v] make a clicking or ticking sound; "The clock ticked away"
[v] click repeatedly or uncontrollably, as of teeth



Webster (1913) Definition: Click, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Clicked; p. pr. & vb. n.
Clicking.] [Prob. an onomatopoetic word: cf. OF. cliquier.
See Clack, and cf. Clink, Clique.]
To make a slight, sharp noise (or a succession of such
noises), as by gentle striking; to tick.

The varnished clock that clicked behind the door.
--Goldsmith.


Click, v. t.
1. To move with the sound of a click.

She clicked back the bolt which held the window
sash. --Thackeray.

2. To cause to make a clicking noise, as by striking
together, or against something.

[Jove] clicked all his marble thumbs. --Ben Jonson.

When merry milkmaids click the latch. --Tennyson.


Click, n.
1. A slight sharp noise, such as is made by the cocking of a
pistol.

2. A kind of articulation used by the natives of Southern
Africa, consisting in a sudden withdrawal of the end or
some other portion of the tongue from a part of the mouth
with which it is in contact, whereby a sharp, clicking
sound is produced. The sounds are four in number, and are
called cerebral, palatal, dental, and lateral clicks or
clucks, the latter being the noise ordinarily used in
urging a horse forward.


Click, v. t. [OE. kleken, clichen. Cf. Clutch.]
To snatch. [Prov. Eng.] --Halliwell.


Click, n. [Cf. 4th Click, and OF. clique latch.]
1. A detent, pawl, or ratchet, as that which catches the cogs
of a ratchet wheel to prevent backward motion. See Illust.
of Ratched wheel.

2. The latch of a door. [Prov. Eng.]

Synonyms: chatter, chink, clack, clink, cluck, come home, dawn, detent, dog, fall into place, flick, get across, get through, mouse click, pawl, penetrate, sink in, snap, snap, suction stop, tick

See Also: articulate, catch, depression, emit, enounce, enunciate, go, let loose, let out, move, move, occlusive, plosive, plosive consonant, plosive speech sound, pronounce, rachet, ratch, ratchet, say, sound, sound, sound out, stop, stop, stop consonant, understand, utter

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