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Etymology

Imitative of the "click" sound; first recorded in the 1500s.

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
click

Plural
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  1. 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.
    I turned the key, the lock gave a click and the door opened.
    a click of one’s fingers
  2. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) An ingressive sound made by coarticulating a velar or uvular closure with another closure.
  3. Sound made by a dolphin.
  4. The act of operating a switch, etc., so that it clicks.
  5. The act of pressing a button on a computer mouse.
  6. (slang) A kilometre.
    The term is used in countries that have adopted the metric system. In USA, it is commonly used in war and science fiction films; for example, the target is 5 clicks north.
  7. The term used to show approval, acceptance, or general agreement.

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Verb

Infinitive
to click

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to click (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (transitive) To operate (a switch, etc) so that it makes a click.
  2. (transitive) To press and release (a button on a computer mouse).
    1. (transitive) To select a software item using, usually, but not always, the pressing of a mouse button.
    2. (transitive) To visit a web site. (Used in Advertising)
      Visit a location, call, or click www.example.com
  3. (transitive) To cause to make a click.
  4. (intransitive) To emit a click.
    He bent his fingers back until the joints clicked.
  5. (intransitive) To click the left button of a computer mouse while pointing.
    Click here to go to the next page.
  6. (intransitive) To make sense suddenly.
    Then it clicked - I had been going the wrong way all that time.
  7. (intransitive) To get on well at a first meeting.
    When we met at the party, we just clicked and we’ve been best friends ever since.

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Interjection

click

  1. The sound of a click.
    Click! The door opened.

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