a metallic tapping sound
"he counted the ticks of the clock"
any of two families of small parasitic arachnids with barbed proboscis; feed on blood of warm-blooded animals
check mark, check, tick(noun)
a mark indicating that something has been noted or completed etc.
"as he called the role he put a check mark by each student's name"
a light mattress
make a clicking or ticking sound
"The clock ticked away"
tick, ticktock, ticktack, beat(verb)
make a sound like a clock or a timer
"the clocks were ticking"; "the grandfather clock beat midnight"
"tick a mattress"
check, check off, mark, mark off, tick off, tick(verb)
put a check mark on or near or next to
"Please check each name on the list"; "tick off the items"; "mark off the units"
credit; trust; as, to buy on, or upon, tick
to go on trust, or credit
to give tick; to trust
any one of numerous species of large parasitic mites which attach themselves to, and suck the blood of, cattle, dogs, and many other animals. When filled with blood they become ovate, much swollen, and usually livid red in color. Some of the species often attach themselves to the human body. The young are active and have at first but six legs
any one of several species of dipterous insects having a flattened and usually wingless body, as the bird ticks (see under Bird) and sheep tick (see under Sheep)
the cover, or case, of a bed, mattress, etc., which contains the straw, feathers, hair, or other filling
ticking. See Ticking, n
to make a small or repeating noise by beating or otherwise, as a watch does; to beat
to strike gently; to pat
a quick, audible beat, as of a clock
any small mark intended to direct attention to something, or to serve as a check
the whinchat; -- so called from its note
to check off by means of a tick or any small mark; to score
Ticks are small arachnids in the order Ixodida. Along with mites, they constitute the subclass Acarina. Ticks are ectoparasites, living by hematophagy on the blood of mammals, birds, and sometimes reptiles and amphibians. Ticks are vectors of a number of diseases, including Lyme disease, Q fever, Colorado tick fever, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, African tick bite fever, tularemia, tick-borne relapsing fever, babesiosis, ehrlichiosis, Tick paralysis and tick-borne meningoencephalitis, as well as bovine anaplasmosis.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
tik, n. the popular name for several acaridan arachnids which infest dogs, sheep, &c. [M. E. teke; Dut. teek, Ger. zecke.]
tik, n. the case or cover in which feathers, &c., are put for bedding.—ns. Tick′en, Tick′ing, the cloth of which ticks are made. [L. theca—-Gr. thēkē, a case—tithēmi, I put.]
tik, v.i. to make a small, quick noise: to beat, as a watch.—ns. Tick′er, anything which ticks, a watch; Tick′-tack, a noise like that made by a clock: (Shak.) a game somewhat like backgammon—adv. with a recurring ticking sound. [Imit.; cf. Ger. ticken.]
tik, v.i. to get or give credit.—n. credit: trust.—n. Tick′-shop, a shop where goods are given on credit.—Buy on tick, to buy on credit. [Ticket.]
tik, v.i. to touch lightly.—n. a tap or light touch: a slight speck.—adj. Ticked, speckled.—v.t. Tick′le, to touch lightly and cause to laugh: to please by slight gratification.—v.i. to feel titillation or tickling.—ns. Tick′ler; Tick′ling. [Tickle is a dim. of tick, to touch lightly, M. E. teck, a touch; Dut. tik.]
The New Hacker's Dictionary
1. A jiffy (sense 1). 2. In simulations, the discrete unit of time that passes between iterations of the simulation mechanism. In AI applications, this amount of time is often left unspecified, since the only constraint of interest is the ordering of events. This sort of AI simulation is often pejoratively referred to as tick-tick-tick simulation, especially when the issue of simultaneity of events with long, independent chains of causes is handwaved. 3. In the FORTH language, a single quote character.
A type of sound created by a clock or a watch.
My grandfather clock makes a tick and we hear it in the hall when we are at home.
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The numerical value of TICK in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of TICK in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
The best thing people can do if they're worried about Powassan or any other tick-borne virus is to prevent against all tick bites.
An occasional lucky guess as to what makes a wife tick is the best a man can hope for, Even then, no sooner has he learned how to cope with the tick than she tocks.
It won't be because of lack of capital or managing their operations that they fail, but that they haven't managed their operations in such a way as to tick each box to come through the test well.
It won’t be because of lack of capital or managing their operations that they fail, but that they haven’t managed their operations in such a way as to tick each box to come through the test well.
A lot of foreign policy is the personal relationship between leaders, and to the extent that he's able to help these foreign leaders understand who he is and what makes him tick, I think that's a positive thing.
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- къ́рлеж, отме́ткаBulgarian
- tarlask, teureugBreton
- paparraCatalan, Valencian
- fajfka, klíště, tikot, tikatCzech
- Zecke, abhaken, ankreuzen, ticken, ZeckGerman
- garrapata, tictacSpanish
- kapar, akainBasque
- raksuttaa, hetki, pykälä, punkki, tikitys, luotto, oikein-merkki, vilaus, ruksata, tikittää, piiru, raksutusFinnish
- faire tic-tac, marque, graduation, cocher, coche, seconde, tique, tic-tac, taie, créditFrench
- gartan, strìochagScottish Gaelic
- carracha, carrapatoGalician
- kipipál, kullancs, pipa, ketyegHungarian
- caplak, bangsat, mencontrengIndonesian
- zecca, segno di spuntaItalian
- だに, ごさらぎJapanese
- кенеKikuyu, Gikuyu
- ZéckLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
- aanvinken, teek, getik, tikken, vink, vinkje, aankruisen, tel, afvinkenDutch
- yaaʼNavajo, Navaho
- fajka, kleszcz, ptaszek, tykać, haczykPolish
- zecca, raischenRomansh
- căpușă, ticăiRomanian
- клещ, ти́канье, уда́р, поме́тка, пти́чка, ти́кнуть, мгнове́ние, на́волочка, отме́тка, [[отмеча́ть]] [[галочка, ти́кать, га́лочка, чехо́л, миг, тикRussian
- krpelj, крпељSerbo-Croatian
- këpushë, rriqërAlbanian
- fästing, tickSwedish
- bọ chétVietnamese
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