mousing

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to: navigation, search

English[edit]

Verb[edit]

mousing

  1. Present participle of mouse.

Noun[edit]

mousing (plural mousings)

  1. The act of hunting mice.
  2. (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.
  3. A ratchet movement in a loom.

Adjective[edit]

mousing (comparative more mousing, superlative most mousing)

  1. Impertinently inquisitive; prying; meddlesome.
    • L'Estrange
      Mousing saints.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.