(1)   Depression of a button on a computer mouse
"A click on the right button for example"
(2)   A hinged catch that fits into a notch of a ratchet to move a wheel forward or prevent it from moving backward
(3)   A stop consonant made by the suction of air into the mouth (as in Bantu)
(4)   A short light metallic sound


(5)   Make a clucking sounds, characteristic of hens
(6)   Produce a click
"Xhosa speakers click"
(7)   Cause to make a snapping sound
"Snap your fingers"
(8)   Move or strike with a noise
"He clicked on the light"
"His arm was snapped forward"
(9)   Make a clicking or ticking sound
"The clock ticked away"
(10)   Click repeatedly or uncontrollably
"Chattering teeth"


  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. 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. 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.


  1. To cause to make a click, eg to operate (a switch, etc) so that it makes a click.
  2. (direct and indirect) To press and release (a button on a computer mouse).
    1. To select a software item using, usually, but not always, the pressing of a mouse button.
    2. To visit a web site. (Used in Advertising)
      Visit a location, call, or click
  3. To emit a click.
    He bent his fingers back until the joints clicked.
  4. To click the left button of a computer mouse while pointing.
    Click here to go to the next page.
  5. To make sense suddenly.
    Then it clicked - I had been going the wrong way all that time.
  6. 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.