from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A light quick blow, jerk, or touch: a flick of the wrist; gave my horse a flick with the reins.
- n. The sound accompanying this motion.
- n. A light splash, dash, or daub.
- transitive v. To touch or hit with a light quick blow: flicked him with his hand. See Synonyms at brush1.
- transitive v. To cause to move with a light blow; snap: flicked the light switch on.
- transitive v. To remove with a light quick blow: flicked the lint off the coat.
- intransitive v. To twitch or flutter.
- n. Slang A movie.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A short, quick movement, especially a brush, sweep, or flip.
- n. A motion picture; (in plural, usually preceded by "the") movie theater, cinema.
- n. A cut that lands with the point, often involving a whip of the foible of the blade to strike at a concealed target.
- n. A powerful underarm volley shot.
- n. The act of pressing a place on a touch screen device.
- n. A flitch.
- v. To move or hit (something) with a short, quick motion.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To whip lightly or with a quick jerk; to flap
- transitive v. To throw, snap, or toss with a jerk; to flirt.
- n. A flitch.
- n. A light quick stroke or blow, esp. with something pliant; a flirt; also, the sound made by such a blow.
- n. A motion picture.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To strike lightly with a quick jerk, as with a whip or the finger; flip: as, to flick off a fly from a horse.
- n. A light sudden stroke, as with a whip or the finger; a flip.
- n. A dialectal form of flitch.
- In cricket: To move the wrist or forearm quickly at the moment of delivering the ball: said of the bowler.
- To rise quickly from the pitch; bump: said of the ball.
- To flutter; flit, as a bird.
- n. In cricket, a quick turn of the bowler's wrist or forearm at the moment of delivering the ball.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. shine unsteadily
- v. flash intermittently
- n. a form of entertainment that enacts a story by sound and a sequence of images giving the illusion of continuous movement
- v. cause to move with a flick
- v. remove with a flick (of the hand)
- n. a short stroke
- v. twitch or flutter
- v. throw or toss with a quick motion
- n. a light sharp contact (usually with something flexible)
- v. look through a book or other written material
- v. cause to make a snapping sound
- v. touch or hit with a light, quick blow
Short for flicker1.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)