Definition of Click

1. Noun. A short light metallic sound.

Exact synonyms: Chink, Clink
Generic synonyms: Sound
Derivative terms: Chink, Clink, Clink

2. Verb. Move or strike with a noise. "His arm was snapped forward"
Exact synonyms: Snap
Generic synonyms: Move
Derivative terms: Snap

3. Noun. A stop consonant made by the suction of air into the mouth (as in Bantu).

4. Verb. Make a clicking or ticking sound. "The clock ticked away"
Exact synonyms: Tick
Generic synonyms: Go, Sound
Derivative terms: Tick, Ticking

5. Noun. A hinged catch that fits into a notch of a ratchet to move a wheel forward or prevent it from moving backward.
Exact synonyms: Detent, Dog, Pawl
Generic synonyms: Catch, Stop
Group relationships: Rachet, Ratch, Ratchet

6. Verb. Click repeatedly or uncontrollably. "Chattering teeth"
Exact synonyms: Chatter
Generic synonyms: Go, Sound

7. Noun. Depression of a button on a computer mouse. "A click on the right button for example"
Exact synonyms: Mouse Click
Generic synonyms: Depression

8. Verb. Cause to make a snapping sound. "Snap your fingers"
Exact synonyms: Flick, Snap
Generic synonyms: Move
Derivative terms: Snap, Snap, Snapper

9. Verb. Produce a click. "Xhosa speakers click"

10. Verb. Make a clucking sounds, characteristic of hens.
Exact synonyms: Clack, Cluck
Generic synonyms: Emit, Let Loose, Let Out, Utter
Derivative terms: Clack, Cluck

11. Verb. Become clear or enter one's consciousness or emotions. "She was penetrated with sorrow"

Definition of Click

1. v. i. To make a slight, sharp noise (or a succession of such noises), as by gentle striking; to tick.

2. v. t. To move with the sound of a click.

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

4. v. t. To snatch.

5. n. A detent, pawl, or ratchet, as that which catches the cogs of a ratchet wheel to prevent backward motion. See Illust. of Ratched wheel.

Definition of Click

1. Noun. 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. ¹

2. Noun. (context: phonetics) An ingressive sound made by coarticulating a velar or uvular closure with another closure. ¹

3. Noun. Sound made by a dolphin. ¹

4. Noun. The act of operating a switch, etc., so that it clicks. ¹

5. Noun. The act of pressing a button on a computer mouse. ¹

6. Noun. (slang) A kilometre. ¹

7. Noun. The term used to show approval, acceptance, or general agreement. ¹

8. Verb. (transitive) To cause to make a click, eg to operate (a switch, etc) so that it makes a click. ¹

9. Verb. (transitive) ''(direct and indirect)'' To press and release (a button on a computer mouse). ¹

10. Verb. (transitive) To select a software item using, usually, but not always, the pressing of a mouse button. ¹

11. Verb. (transitive advertising) To visit a web site. ¹

12. Verb. (intransitive) To emit a click. ¹

13. Verb. (intransitive) To click the left button of a computer mouse while pointing. ¹

14. Verb. (intransitive) To make sense suddenly. ¹

15. Verb. (intransitive) To get on well. ¹

16. Interjection. The sound of a click. ¹

17. Noun. (alternative spelling of klick) ¹

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Definition of Click

1. to make a short, sharp sound [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Medical Definition of Click

1. A slight sharp sound. Ejection click, a clicking ejection sound. See: sound. Mitral click, the opening snap of the mitral valve. Systolic click, a sharp, clicking sound heard during cardiac systole; when heard in early systole it is usually an ejection sound; in late systole the click usually signifies mitral insufficiency, as in the dysfunction of the mitral valvular apparatus when it prolapses into the left atrium during systole (see Barlow syndrome); rarely may also be due to pleuropericardial adhesions or other extracardiac mechanisms. (05 Mar 2000)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Click

click (current term)
click-murmur syndrome
click beetle
click beetles
click chemistry
click off
click one's fingers
click open
click syndrome
click through
click wheel

Literary usage of Click

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Kinematics of Machinery: Outlines of a Theory of Machines by Franz Reuleaux (1876)
"click-trains used for this purpose may be called curb-gear; ... In this the two "bents" of the tumbler are the teeth of the click-piece or curb, ..."

2. The Gentleman's Magazine (1892)
"“My first husband had a big ready-made clothes business” (click); “my second was ... They knew when they were made comfortable” (click). “I am a good cook, ..."

3. A Manual of Machinery and Millwork by William John Macquorn Rankine (1893)
"The wheel is like an ordinary toothed wheel BC is the click, which, in the example, is made to push the teeth. It is carried by one branch, AB, ..."

4. Principles of Mechanism: A Treatise on the Modification of Motion by Means by Stillman Williams Robinson (1896)
"339, where the click A is kept in engagement either way by a spring action at C. A central notch for C holds the click out of engagement when desired. ..."

5. Report of the Annual Meeting (1889)
"The old Orkney click Mill. By Professor A. JAMIESON, M.Inst.CE The author, during a recent visit to the Orkneys, while inspecting one of the ..."

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