mouse


1mouse

noun \ˈmas\

: 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

plural mice \ˈmīs\

Full Definition of MOUSE

1
:  any of numerous small rodents (as of the genus Mus) with pointed snout, rather small ears, elongated body, and slender tail
2
:  a timid person
3
:  a dark-colored swelling caused by a blow; specifically :  black eye
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

dormouse, dugong, gibbon, grimalkin, sable, stoat, ungulate, vole

2mouse

verb \ˈmaz\
mousedmous·ing

Definition of MOUSE

intransitive verb
1
:  to hunt for mice
2
:  to search or move stealthily or slowly
transitive verb
1
obsolete
a :  bite, gnaw
b :  to toy with roughly
2
:  to search for carefully —usually used with out

Examples of MOUSE

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

First Known Use of MOUSE

13th century

Related to MOUSE

mouse

noun \ˈmas\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural mice \ˈmīs\

Medical Definition of MOUSE

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

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