- a slight, sharp sound: At the click of the latch, the dog barked.
- a small device for preventing backward movement of a mechanism, as a detent or pawl.
- Phonetics. any one of a variety of ingressive, usually implosive, speech sounds, phonemic in some languages, produced by suction occlusion and plosive or affricative release.
- any one of a variety of familiar sounds used in calling or urging on horses or other animals, in expressing reprimand or sympathy, or produced in audible kissing.
- Computers. the act of rapidly depressing and releasing a button on a mouse or other input device, usually the left-hand button, as to select an icon.
- to emit or make a slight, sharp sound, or series of such sounds, as by the cocking of a pistol: The door clicked shut.
- to succeed; make a hit: If the play clicks, the producer will be rich.
- to fit together; function well together: They get along in public, but their personalities don't really click.
- to become intelligible.
- Computers. to rapidly depress and release one of the buttons on a mouse or other input device, usually the left-hand button: Just click on the link to get to the site.Compare right-click.
- to cause to click.
- to strike together with a click: He clicked his heels and saluted.
- to select (a screen object) by rapidly depressing and releasing one of the buttons on a mouse or other input device, usually the left-hand button: Click “OK” to continue .Compare right-click.
- to rapidly depress and release (a button on a mouse or other input device): Click the trackpad button once.
Origin of click1
or klick, klik
- a kilometer.
Origin of click2
Examples from the Web for click
So we picked out the song (“Rhiannon,” click here for video), and Deer Tick learned it.Deer Tick's John McCauley on Ten Years in Rock and Roll
January 2, 2015
A click sends a user to a statement, a list of passenger nationalities, emergency call-center numbers, and other information.The Presumed Crash of AirAsia Flight QZ8501 Is Nothing Like MH370
December 29, 2014
For a longer list of 200 outstanding releases, click here.The Best Albums of 2014
December 13, 2014
Click on it, gaze over it, and think about which of those states in the two shades of light blue might rush to buy into Obamacare.Will GOP Govs Really Rescue Obamacare?
November 12, 2014
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November 5, 2014
From an inner room came the muffled click, click, click of a type-writer.A Woman Intervenes
At the click of the gate-latch she started and turned towards him.Beauty and The Beast, and Tales From Home
On the contrary, it was up on the table, imitating the click of the gun with a spoon.The Monkey That Would Not Kill
Click on this line to go to the Index for all Parker's works.Quotes and Images From The Works of Gilbert Parker
On a nearer view it is more like a Tower-of-Babel concern, with its click and clatter.The Christian
- a short light often metallic sound
- the locking member of a ratchet mechanism, such as a pawl or detent
- the movement of such a mechanism between successive locking positions
- phonetics any of various stop consonants, found in Khoisan and as borrowings in southern Bantu languages, that are produced by the suction of air into the mouth
- US and Canadian slang a kilometre
- computing an act of pressing and releasing a button on a mouse
- to make or cause to make a clicking soundto click one's heels
- (usually foll by on) computing to press and release (a button on a mouse) or to select (a particular function) by pressing and releasing a button on a mouse
- (intr) slang to be a great successthat idea really clicked
- (intr) informal to become suddenly clearit finally clicked when her name was mentioned
- (intr) slang to go or fit together with easethey clicked from their first meeting
Word Origin and History for click
1580s, of imitative origin (cf. Dutch and East Frisian klikken "to click; Old French clique "tick of a clock"). The figurative sense, in reference usually to persons, "hit it off at once, become friendly upon meeting" is from 1915, perhaps based on the sound of a key in a lock. Related: Clicked; clicking.
1610s, from click (v.). Click-beetle attested from 1830.
- A slight sharp sound, such as that heard from the heart during systole.