Etymology
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click (v.)

1580s, "cause to make a weak, sharp, sound" (transitive), of imitative origin (compare Dutch and East Frisian klikken "to click;" Old French clique "tick of a clock"). Intransitive sense "make a weak, sharp sound" is from 1610s.

The figurative sense, in reference usually to persons, "hit it off at once, become friendly upon meeting" is from 1915, perhaps based on the sound of a key in a lock. Mental figurative meaning "to fall into context" is by 1939. Related: Clicked; clicking.

click (n.)

"a small, sharp sound," 1610s, from click (v.). As a sound in certain South African languages, 1837. Click-beetle attested from 1830, so called from its ability, when on its back, to spring into the air with an audible click.

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Definitions of click
1
click (v.)
move or strike with a noise;
he clicked on the light
Synonyms: snap
click (v.)
make a clicking or ticking sound;
Synonyms: tick
click (v.)
click repeatedly or uncontrollably;
Synonyms: chatter
click (v.)
cause to make a snapping sound;
Synonyms: snap / flick
click (v.)
produce a click;
Xhosa speakers click
click (v.)
make a clucking sounds, characteristic of hens;
Synonyms: cluck / clack
click (v.)
become clear or enter one's consciousness or emotions;
Synonyms: get through / dawn / come home / get across / sink in / penetrate / fall into place
2
click (n.)
a short light metallic sound;
Synonyms: chink / clink
click (n.)
a stop consonant made by the suction of air into the mouth (as in Bantu);
Synonyms: suction stop
click (n.)
a hinged catch that fits into a notch of a ratchet to move a wheel forward or prevent it from moving backward;
Synonyms: pawl / detent / dog
click (n.)
depression of a button on a computer mouse;
a click on the right button for example
Synonyms: mouse click
From wordnet.princeton.edu