any of numerous small rodents typically resembling diminutive rats having pointed snouts and small ears on elongated bodies with slender usually hairless tails
shiner, black eye, mouse(noun)
a swollen bruise caused by a blow to the eye
person who is quiet or timid
mouse, computer mouse(verb)
a hand-operated electronic device that controls the coordinates of a cursor on your computer screen as you move it around on a pad; on the bottom of the device is a ball that rolls on the surface of the pad
"a mouse takes much more room than a trackball"
sneak, mouse, creep, pussyfoot(verb)
to go stealthily or furtively
"..stead of sneaking around spying on the neighbor's house"
manipulate the mouse of a computer
Any small rodent of the genus Mus
A member of the many small rodent and marsupial species resembling such a rodent.
A quiet or shy person.
(plural mice or, rarely, mouses) An input device that is moved over a pad or other flat surface to produce a corresponding movement of a pointer on a graphical display.
To move cautiously or furtively, in the manner of a mouse (the rodent) (frequently used in the phrasal verb to mouse around).
To hunt or catch mice (the rodents), usually of cats.
To close the mouth of a hook by a careful binding of marline or wire.
Captain Higgins moused the hook with a bit of marline to prevent the block beckets from falling out under slack.
To navigate by means of a computer mouse.
Origin: From mous, from mus, from mūs, from muh₂s.
any one of numerous species of small rodents belonging to the genus Mus and various related genera of the family Muridae. The common house mouse (Mus musculus) is found in nearly all countries. The American white-footed, or deer, mouse (Hesperomys leucopus) sometimes lives in houses. See Dormouse, Meadow mouse, under Meadow, and Harvest mouse, under Harvest
a knob made on a rope with spun yarn or parceling to prevent a running eye from slipping
same as 2d Mousing, 2
a familiar term of endearment
a dark-colored swelling caused by a blow
a match used in firing guns or blasting
to watch for and catch mice
to watch for or pursue anything in a sly manner; to pry about, on the lookout for something
to tear, as a cat devours a mouse
to furnish with a mouse; to secure by means of a mousing. See Mouse, n., 2
Origin: [OE. mous, mus, AS. ms, pl. ms; akin to D. muis, G. maus, OHG. & Icel. ms, Dan. muus, Sw. mus, Russ. muishe, L. mus, Gr. my^s, Skr. msh mouse, mush to steal. 277. Cf. Muscle, Musk.]
In computing, a mouse is a pointing device that functions by detecting two-dimensional motion relative to its supporting surface. Physically, a mouse consists of an object held under one of the user's hands, with one or more buttons. The mouse sometimes features other elements, such as "wheels", which allow the user to perform various system-dependent operations, or extra buttons or features that can add more control or dimensional input. The mouse's motion typically translates into the motion of a pointer on a display, which allows for fine control of a graphical user interface.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
mows, n. a little rodent animal found in houses and in the fields:—pl. Mice (mīs): one of various animals like the mouse, the flitter-mouse, shrew-mouse: part of a hind-leg of beef, next the round—also Mouse′-butt′ock and Mouse′-piece: a match for firing a cannon or mine: a small cushion for a woman's hair: (slang) a black eye, or discoloured swelling: a term of endearment.—v.t. and v.i. (mowz), to hunt for mice: to pursue slyly: to prowl: to tear as a cat tears a mouse: (naut.) to pass a turn or two of rope yarn round the point of a tackle-hook to prevent its unhooking.—ns. Mouse′-ear, a name of several plants with soft leaves shaped like a mouse's ear; Mouse′-hole, a hole for mice: a small hole or opening; Mouse′-hunt (Shak.), a mouser; Mouse′kin, Mous′ie, a young mouse; Mous′er, a catcher of mice; Mous′ery, a resort of mice; Mouse′-sight, myopia; Mouse′tail, a small plant with a spike of seed-vessels very like the tail of a mouse; Mouse′-trap, a trap for catching mice; Mous′ing, act of catching mice.—adj. given to catching mice.—adj. Mous′y, like a mouse in colour or smell: abounding with mice. [A.S. mús, pl. mýs; Ger. maus, L. and Gr. mus.]
The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz
The frequent cause of a rise in cotton. All gone to 6's and 7's--Ladies' Footwear in Chicago. N Time and tide wait for no man--But time always stands still for a woman of thirty. NATURE The author of "The Seasons," an interesting work over which Spring pours, Summer smiles, and Autumn turns the leaves while Winter catches the drift of it all.
A type of electronic device and product created and designed in various colors, materials, mechanisms, shapes, sizes and styles used to connect to a computer, screen, laptop or electronic device to control the coordinates of a cursor on your computer screen or display screen.
A computer mouse comes in many forms, some you connect with a cable to a computer, some are wireless, some you operate by moving others you move via a tracker ball on a support.
Song lyrics by mouse -- Explore a large variety of song lyrics performed by mouse on the Lyrics.com website.
British National Corpus
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'mouse' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3451
Rank popularity for the word 'mouse' in Nouns Frequency: #1459
The numerical value of mouse in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of mouse in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
What is play to the cat is death to the mouse.
Better a mouse in the pot than no meat at all.
The mouse never takes the advice from the cat.
I love Mickey Mouse more than any woman I've ever known.
When the mouse laughs at the cat there is a hole nearby.
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Translations for mouse
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- فأرة, فأرArabic
- мыш, мышкаBelarusian
- মাউস, ইঁদুরBengali
- ratolíCatalan, Valencian
- myš, myšák, myškaCzech
- llygod, llygodenWelsh
- Maus, Mäuserich, Mäusin, Mäuseweibchen, Mäusemännchen, Mäusejunges, Mäusebaby, mausen, Mäuse fangenGerman
- ποντίκι, ποντικόςGreek
- muso, musido, virmuso, musino, virmusido, musidinoEsperanto
- ratón, mouseSpanish
- مشک, موس, موش, ترسو, موشوارهPersian
- hiiri, hiirulainen, hiirestää, [[pyydystää]] [[hiiriä]], hiiviskellä, hiippaillaFinnish
- mûsWestern Frisian
- luch, luchógIrish
- coinean, luchScottish Gaelic
- चूहा, माउसHindi
- մկնիկ, մուկArmenian
- mouse komputer, tikus, mouseIndonesian
- musino, musyuno, musyunino, muso, musulo, musyunuloIdo
- tölvumús, músIcelandic
- topo, mouse, sorcioItalian
- 鼠, ネズミ, マウス, ハツカネズミJapanese
- тышқан, тінтуірKazakh
- teriaqKalaallisut, Greenlandic
- កូនកណ្ដុរ, កណ្ដុរស្រូវKhmer
- 마우스, 쥐, 생쥐Korean
- mişk, مشکKurdish
- Maus, mausenLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
- pelė, pelėnasLithuanian
- глувче, глушецMacedonian
- хулгана, оготноMongolian
- tikus, mencit, tetikusMalay
- ġurdien, mawsMaltese
- muis, computermuis, muisje, muizen, muizen vangenDutch
- mus, datamusNorwegian
- naʼatsʼǫǫsíNavajo, Navaho
- mbewaChichewa, Chewa, Nyanja
- ratuga, mirga, furetaOccitan
- мыстOssetian, Ossetic
- ਚੂਹਾPanjabi, Punjabi
- myszka, myszPolish
- مږکPashto, Pushto
- rato, camundongo, mousePortuguese
- șoricel, șoarece, mausRomanian
- мы́шка, мышь, ловить мышейRussian
- umushushwe, imbebaKinyarwanda
- topi, topeSardinian
- миш, mišSerbo-Croatian
- මීයාSinhala, Sinhalese
- miš, miškaSlovene
- twebaSouthern Sotho
- mus, datormusSwedish
- fare, sıçanTurkish
- مائۇسUyghur, Uighur
- ми́ша, ми́шкаUkrainian
- himugül, jimugül, himug, mugül, mugaparat, mug, jimug, mugönVolapük
- èkúté, eliriYoruba
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