(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.
When merry milkmaids click the latch.
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" bee"tle) (Zoöl.) See Elater.
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.