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- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /maʊs/
- (US) enPR: mous, IPA(key): /maʊs/, /mæws/
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- Rhymes: -aʊs
mouse (plural mice)
- Any small rodent of the genus Mus.
- (informal) A member of the many small rodent and marsupial species resembling such a rodent.
- A quiet or shy person.
- (computing) (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.
- (boxing) Hematoma.
- (nautical) A turn or lashing of spun yarn or small stuff, or a metallic clasp or fastening, uniting the point and shank of a hook to prevent its unhooking or straighening out.
- (obsolete) A familiar term of endearment.
- (Can we find and add a quotation of Shakespeare to this entry?)
- A match used in firing guns or blasting.
- (small rodent): rodent
Terms derived from the noun mouse
rodent of the genus Mus
computing: input device
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- (intransitive) To move cautiously or furtively, in the manner of a mouse (the rodent) (frequently used in the phrasal verb to mouse around).
- (intransitive) To hunt or catch mice (the rodents), usually of cats.
- (transitive, nautical) 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.
- (intransitive, computing) To navigate by means of a computer mouse.
- 1988, MacUser: Volume 4
- I had just moused to the File menu and the pull-down menu repeated the menu bar's hue a dozen shades lighter.
- 2009, Daniel Tunkelang, Faceted Search (page 35)
- Unlike the Flamenco work, the Relation Browser allows users to quickly explore a document space using dynamic queries issued by mousing over facet elements in the interface.
- 1988, MacUser: Volume 4
- (obsolete, nonce word, transitive) To tear, as a cat devours a mouse.
- [Death] mousing the flesh of men.
to mouse around
to catch mice
to close the mouth of a hook
- Mouse on Wikipedia.en.Wikipedia
- mouse (computing) on Wikipedia.en.Wikipedia:mouse (computing)
- Mus on Wikimedia Commons. Wikimedia Commons: Mus
- Computer mouse on Wikimedia Commons. Wikimedia Commons: Computer mouse
- Mice on Wikiquote.en.Wikiquote:Mice
- Mus on the English Wikispecies. Wikispecies: Mus
mouse m (invariable)
mouse m (plural mouses)