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mouse

play
noun \ˈmau̇s\

Simple Definition of mouse

  • : a very small animal that has a pointed nose and a long, thin tail

  • : a small device that is connected to a computer and that you move with your hand to control the movement of a pointer on the computer screen

Full Definition of mouse

plural mice play \ˈmīs\

  1. 1 :  any of numerous small rodents (as of the genus Mus) with pointed snout, rather small ears, elongated body, and slender tail

  2. 2 :  a timid person

  3. 3 :  a dark-colored swelling caused by a blow; specifically :  black eye

  4. 4 plural also mous·es :  a small mobile manual device that controls movement of the cursor and selection of functions on a computer display

Examples of mouse

  1. The house was infested with mice and rats.

  2. He moved the mouse to click on the icon.



Origin of mouse

Middle English, from Old English mūs; akin to Old High German mūs mouse, Latin mus, Greek mys mouse, muscle


First Known Use: before 12th century

Other Mammals Terms


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mouse

play
verb \ˈmau̇z\

Definition of mouse

mousedmous·ing

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1 :  to hunt for mice

  3. 2 :  to search or move stealthily or slowly

  4. transitive verb
  5. 1 obsolete a :  bite, gnaw b :  to toy with roughly

  6. 2 :  to search for carefully —usually used with out



Examples of mouse

  1. <a cat mousing along in the shadows of the garden>



13th Century

First Known Use of mouse

13th century

Rhymes with mouse



MOUSE Defined for Kids

mouse

play
noun \ˈmau̇s\

Definition of mouse

plural mice \ˈmīs\

  1. 1 :  a very small furry gnawing animal that is a rodent with a pointed snout and long slender tail

  2. 2 :  a person without spirit or courage

  3. 3 plural also mous·es :  a small movable device that is connected to a computer and used to move the cursor and select functions on the screen

mouse·like \ˈmau̇s-ˌlīk\ adjective



Medical Dictionary

mouse

play
noun \ˈmau̇s\

Medical Definition of mouse

plural mice \ˈmīs\play

  1. 1:  any of numerous small rodents with pointed snout, rather small ears, elongated body, and slender hairless or sparsely haired tail, including all the smaller members of the genus Mus (as the medically significant house mouse, M. musculus) and many members of other rodent genera and families having little more in common than their relatively small size

  2. 2:  a dark-colored swelling caused by a blow; specifically :  black eye





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