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Meaning of CLICK

Pronunciation:  klik

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

CLICK is a 5 letter word that starts with C.


 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



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \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.
  2. \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.
  3. \Click\, n.
    1. A slight sharp noise, such as is made by the cocking of a
    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.
  4. \Click\, v. t. [OE. kleken, clichen. Cf. {Clutch}.]
    To snatch. [Prov. Eng.] --Halliwell.
  5. \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.]
Computing Dictionary

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". 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.

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