I. verb Etymology: probably imitative Date: 1581 transitive verb 1. to strike, move, or produce with a click <
clicked his heels together
2. to select especially in a computer interface by pressing a button on a control device (as a mouse) intransitive verb 1. to make a click 2. a. to fit or agree exactly b. to fit together ; hit it off <
they did not click as friends
c. to function smoothly d. succeed <
a movie that clicks
3. to select something by clicking — often used with on <
click on the icon
clickable adjective II. noun Date: 1611 1. a. a slight sharp noise b. a speech sound in some languages made by enclosing air between two stop articulations of the tongue, enlarging the enclosure to rarefy the air, and suddenly opening the enclosure 2. detent 3. an instance of clicking <
a mouse click

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.


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  • 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. [1913 Webster] 2. To cause to make a clicking noise, as by striking together, or against something. [1913 Webster]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • 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}. [1913 Webster] 2. The latch of a door. [Prov. Eng.]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • click — ► NOUN 1) a short, sharp sound as of two hard objects coming smartly into contact. 2) Computing an act of pressing one of the buttons on a mouse. ► VERB 1) make or cause to make a click. 2) move or become secured with a click. 3) Computing press… …   English terms dictionary

  • Click — Click, n. 1. A slight sharp noise, such as is made by the cocking of a pistol. [1913 Webster] 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Click — Click, v. t. [OE. kleken, clichen. Cf. {Clutch}.] To snatch. [Prov. Eng.] Halliwell. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • click — index comport (agree with) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

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