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8 definitions found
 for click
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Click \Click\, n.
     1. A slight sharp noise, such as is made by the cocking of a
        pistol.
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     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.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Click \Click\, v. t. [OE. kleken, clichen. Cf. Clutch.]
     To snatch. [Prov. Eng.] --Halliwell.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Click \Click\ (kl[i^]k), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Clicked
     (kl[i^]kt); 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.
     [1913 Webster]
  
           The varnished clock that clicked behind the door.
                                                    --Goldsmith.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Click \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.
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     2. The latch of a door. [Prov. Eng.]
        [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Click \Click\, v. t.
     1. To move with the sound of a click.
        [1913 Webster]
  
              She clicked back the bolt which held the window
              sash.                                 --Thackeray.
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     2. To cause to make a clicking noise, as by striking
        together, or against something.
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              [Jove] clicked all his marble thumbs. --Ben Jonson.
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              When merry milkmaids click the latch. --Tennyson.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  click
      n 1: a short light metallic sound [syn: chink, click,
           clink]
      2: a stop consonant made by the suction of air into the mouth
         (as in Bantu) [syn: suction stop, click]
      3: a hinged catch that fits into a notch of a ratchet to move a
         wheel forward or prevent it from moving backward [syn:
         pawl, detent, click, dog]
      4: depression of a button on a computer mouse; "a click on the
         right button for example" [syn: click, mouse click]
      v 1: move or strike with a noise; "he clicked on the light";
           "his arm was snapped forward" [syn: snap, click]
      2: make a clicking or ticking sound; "The clock ticked away"
         [syn: click, tick]
      3: click repeatedly or uncontrollably; "Chattering teeth" [syn:
         chatter, click]
      4: cause to make a snapping sound; "snap your fingers" [syn:
         snap, click, flick]
      5: produce a click; "Xhosa speakers click"
      6: make a clucking sounds, characteristic of hens [syn: cluck,
         click, clack]
      7: become clear or enter one's consciousness or emotions; "It
         dawned on him that she had betrayed him"; "she was penetrated
         with sorrow" [syn: click, get through, dawn, come
         home, get across, sink in, penetrate, fall into
         place]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  64 Moby Thesaurus words for "click":
     be blooded, be successful, bump, catch on, chink, clack, clink,
     clop, clump, clunk, come off, connect, crack, cracking, crackle,
     crackling, crepitate, crepitation, crump, decrepitate,
     decrepitation, dull thud, farewell, flick, flump, go,
     go great guns, go off, go over, go over big, go to town, graduate,
     make a hit, meet with success, pad, pan out, pass, pat, patter,
     pitapat, pitter-patter, plump, plunk, pop, prevail, prosper,
     prove out, qualify, rap, sizzling, snap, snapping, spit, spitting,
     succeed, take, tap, thud, thump, tick, tinkle, tunk, work well,
     work wonders
  
  

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015) :

  click
  
      To press and release a button on a mouse or
     other pointing device.  This generates an event, also
     specifying the screen position, which is processed by the
     window manager or application program.
  
     On a mouse with more than one button, the unqualified term
     usually implies pressing the left-most button (with the right
     index finger), other buttons would be qualified,
     e.g. "{right-click".  Multiple clicks in quick succession,
     e.g. a double-click, often have a different meaning from slow
     single clicks.  Keyboard modifiers may also be used,
     e.g. "shift-click", meaning to hold down the shift key on the
     keyboard while clicking the mouse button.
  
     If the mouse moves while the button is pressed then this is a
     drag.
  
     (1995-03-14)
  

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