Complete Definition of "click"

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

Pronunciation
enPR|/klĭk/, IPA|/'klɪk/
audio|en-uk-click.ogg|Audio (UK)
:rhymes|ɪk

Noun
en-noun

  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

  1. context|phonetics An ingressive sound made by coarticulate|coarticulating a velar or uvular closure with another closure.
  2. Sound made by a dolphin.
  3. The act of operating a switch, etc., so that it clicks.
  4. The act of pressing a button on a computer mouse.
  5. 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.

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

Translations
trans-top|sharp sound
Finnish: napsahdus, naksahdus
French: déclic m, clic m
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Russian: щёлканье (ščólkan’je) n, щелчок (ščelčók) m
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trans-top|in phonetics
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trans-top|sound made by a dolphin
French: clic m
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trans-top|act of operating a switch, etc., so that it clicks
Finnish: napsautus
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Russian: щёлканье (ščólkan’je) n
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trans-top|act of pressing a button on a computer mouse
Dutch: klikken
Finnish: napsautus
French: clic m
German: Klick m, Mausklick m
Greek, Modern: κλικ (klik)
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Russian: щелчок (ščelčók) m, клик (klik) m computer slang
Scots: sneck
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Verb
en-verb

  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).

## transitive To select a software item using, usually, but not always, the pressing of a mouse button.

  1. transitive To cause to make a click.
  2. intransitive To emit a click.

#:He bent his fingers back until the joints clicked.

  1. intransitive To click the left button of a computer mouse while pointing.

#:Click here to go to the next page.

  1. intransitive To make sense suddenly.

#:Then it clicked - I had been going the wrong way all that time.

  1. 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.

Translations
trans-top|transitive: operate so as to make click
Finnish: naksauttaa
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Russian: щёлкать/щёлкнуть (ščólkat'/ščólknut')
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trans-top|transitive: press and release (button on a mouse)
Finnish: napsauttaa, näpäyttää
French: cliquer
Hebrew: להקליק (le'haqliq)
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Russian: щёлкать/щёлкнуть (ščólkat'/ščólknut'), кликать/кликнуть (klíkat'/klíknut')
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trans-top|transitive: cause to make a click
Finnish: naksauttaa
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Russian: щёлкать/щёлкнуть (ščólkat'/ščólknut')
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trans-top|intransitive: emit a click
Finnish: napsahtaa, naksahtaa
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Russian: щёлкать/щёлкнуть (ščólkat'/ščólknut')
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trans-top|intransitive: click the left button of a mouse
Finnish: napsauttaa, näpäyttää
French: cliquer (on: sur)
German: klicken, (click on: anklicken)
Italian: cliccare (on: su)
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Russian: щёлкать/щёлкнуть (ščólkat'/ščólknut'), кликать/кликнуть (klíkat'/klíknut')
Scots: sneck
Spanish: cliquear, hacer clic
Vietnamese: nhấn chuột, ấn chuột, kích
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trans-top|intransitive: make sense suddenly
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trans-top|intransitive: get on well at a first meeting
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Interjection
en-intj

  1. The sound of a click.

#:Click! The door opened.

Translations
trans-top|sound of a click
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Russian: щёлк (ščolk)
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Derived terms
click one's fingers
double-click<!--intransitive: click twice with the left button of a computer mouse-->
point-and-click<!--adjective, as in "point-and-click adventure game"-->
right-click<!--intransitive: click with the right button of a computer mouse-->

See also
ejective
tsk, tsk tsk

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Category:English intransitive verbs
Category:English transitive verbs

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