(Click) v. i. [imp. & p. p. Clicked (klikt); p. pr. & vb. n. Clicking.] [Prob. an onomatopoetic word: cf. OF. cliquier. See Clack, and cf. Clink, Clique.] To make a slight, sharp noise as by gentle striking; to tick.

The varnished clock that clicked behind the door.

(Click), v. t.

1. To move with the sound of a click.

She clicked back the bolt which held the window sash.

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.

(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.

(Click), v. t. [OE. kleken, clichen. Cf. Clutch.] To snatch. [Prov. Eng.] Halliwell.

(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.]

Click beetle
(Click" bee"tle) (Zoöl.) See Elater.

(Click"er) n.

1. One who stands before a shop door to invite people to buy. [Low, Eng.]

2. (Print.) One who as has charge of the work of a companionship.

(Click"et) n. [OF. cliquet the latch of a door. See 5th Click.]

1. The knocker of a door. [Prov. Eng.]

2. A latch key. [Eng.] Chaucer.

(Click"y) a. Resembling a click; abounding in clicks. "Their strange clicky language." The Century.

(||Cli*das"tes) n. [NL., prob. from Gr. klei`s key.] (Paleon.) A genus of extinct marine reptiles, allied to the Mosasaurus. See Illust. in Appendix.

(Cli"en*cy) n. State of being a client.

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