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Princeton's WordNet

  1. tick, ticking(noun)

    a metallic tapping sound

    "he counted the ticks of the clock"

  2. tick(noun)

    any of two families of small parasitic arachnids with barbed proboscis; feed on blood of warm-blooded animals

  3. 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"

  4. tick(verb)

    a light mattress

  5. click, tick(verb)

    make a clicking or ticking sound

    "The clock ticked away"

  6. tick, ticktock, ticktack, beat(verb)

    make a sound like a clock or a timer

    "the clocks were ticking"; "the grandfather clock beat midnight"

  7. tick, retick(verb)

    sew

    "tick a mattress"

  8. 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"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Tick(noun)

    credit; trust; as, to buy on, or upon, tick

  2. Tick(verb)

    to go on trust, or credit

  3. Tick(verb)

    to give tick; to trust

  4. Tick(noun)

    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

  5. Tick(noun)

    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)

  6. Tick(noun)

    the cover, or case, of a bed, mattress, etc., which contains the straw, feathers, hair, or other filling

  7. Tick(noun)

    ticking. See Ticking, n

  8. Tick(verb)

    to make a small or repeating noise by beating or otherwise, as a watch does; to beat

  9. Tick(verb)

    to strike gently; to pat

  10. Tick(noun)

    a quick, audible beat, as of a clock

  11. Tick(noun)

    any small mark intended to direct attention to something, or to serve as a check

  12. Tick(noun)

    the whinchat; -- so called from its note

  13. Tick(verb)

    to check off by means of a tick or any small mark; to score

Freebase

  1. Tick

    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.

The New Hacker's Dictionary

  1. tick

    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.


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