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click

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verb \ˈklik\

Simple Definition of click

  • : to cause (something) to make a short, sharp sound

  • : to make a short, sharp sound : to make a click

  • computers : to press a button on a mouse or some other device in order to make something happen on a computer

Full Definition of click

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to strike, move, or produce with a click <clicked his heels together>

  3. 2 :  to select especially in a computer interface by pressing a button on a control device (as a mouse)

  4. intransitive verb
  5. 1 :  to make a click

  6. 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>

  7. 3 :  to select something by clicking —often used with on <click on the icon>

click·able play \ˈkli-kə-bəl\ adjective

Examples of click

  1. He clicked his heels together and saluted the officer.

  2. Her heels clicked on the marble floor.

  3. Press the door until you hear the latch click.

  4. To open the program, point at the icon and click the left mouse button.

  5. Click here to check spelling in the document.

  6. I know him fairly well, but we've never really clicked.



Origin of click

probably imitative


First Known Use: 1581


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click

noun

Simple Definition of click

  • : a short, sharp sound

  • : the act of selecting something on a computer screen by pressing a button on a mouse or some other device

Full Definition of click

  1. 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. 2 :  detent

  3. 3 :  an instance of clicking <a mouse click>

Examples of click

  1. the click of her heels on marble

  2. There was a click as the door closed behind him.

  3. You can order movie tickets on the Internet with just a few clicks of your mouse.



1611

First Known Use of click

1611


Medical Dictionary

click

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noun \ˈklik\

Medical Definition of click

  1. :  a short sharp sound heard in auscultation and associated with various abnormalities of the heart






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