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  7  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Click  \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. 
  --Goldsmith. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Click  \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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Click  \Click\,  n. 
  1.  A  slight  sharp  noise,  such  as  is  made  by  the  cocking  of  a 
  pistol. 
 
  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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Click  \Click\,  v.  t.  [OE.  kleken  clichen.  Cf  {Clutch}.] 
  To  snatch.  [Prov.  Eng.]  --Halliwell. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Click  \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.] 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  click 
  n  1:  a  short  light  metallic  sound  [syn:  {chink},  {clink}] 
  2:  a  stop  consonant  made  by  the  suction  of  air  into  the  mouth 
  (as  in  Bantu)  [syn:  {suction  stop}] 
  3:  a  hinged  device  that  fits  into  a  notch  of  a  ratchet  to  move 
  a  wheel  forward  or  prevent  it  from  moving  backward  [syn:  {pawl}, 
  {detent},  {dog}] 
  4:  depression  of  a  button  on  a  computer  mouse:  "a  click  on  the 
  right  button  for  example"  [syn:  {mouse  click}] 
  v  1:  move  or  strike  with  a  click  "then  the  brightness  as  he 
  clicked  on  the  light."  [syn:  {snap}] 
  2:  make  a  clicking  or  ticking  sound;  "The  clock  ticked  away" 
  [syn:  {tick}] 
  3:  click  repeatedly  or  uncontrollably,  as  of  teeth  [syn:  {chatter}] 
  4:  cause  to  make  a  snapping  sound;  of  fingers  [syn:  {snap},  {flick}] 
  5:  produce  a  click  "Xhosa  speakers  click" 
  6:  make  a  clucking  sounds,  characteristic  of  hens  [syn:  {cluck}, 
  {clack}] 
  7:  become  clear  suddenly;  "It  dawned  on  him  that  she  had 
  betrayed  him"  [syn:  {get  through},  {dawn},  {come  home},  {get 
  across},  {sink  in},  {penetrate},  {fall  into  place}] 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  click 
 
    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}. 
 
  (1995-03-14) 
 
 




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