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mouse

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noun \ˈmau̇s\

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 mouses :  a small mobile manual device that controls movement of the cursor and selection of functions on a computer display

Examples of mouse in a sentence

  1. The house was infested with mice and rats.

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

Origin and Etymology 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

moused

mousing

  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 in a sentence

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

13th Century

First Known Use of mouse

13th century



MOUSE Defined for English Language Learners

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mouse

play
noun \ˈmau̇s\

Definition of mouse for English Language Learners

  • : 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


MOUSE Defined for Kids

mouse

play
noun \ˈmau̇s\

Definition of mouse for Students

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 mouses :  a small movable device that is connected to a computer and used to move the cursor and select functions on the screen

mouselike

\ˈmau̇s-ˌlīk\ adjective

Medical Dictionary

mouse

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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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