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louse

 (lous)
n.
1. pl. lice (līs) Any of numerous small, flat-bodied, wingless biting or sucking insects of the order Phthiraptera, which live as external parasites on birds and mammals, including humans. The lice are sometimes classified together with the psocids in the order Psocodea.
2. pl. lous·es (lous′ĭz) Slang A mean or despicable person.
tr.v. loused, lous·ing, lous·es Slang
To bungle. Often used with up: louse up a deal.

[Middle English, from Old English lūs; see lūs- in Indo-European roots.]

louse

(laʊs)
n, pl lice (laɪs) pl louses
1. (Animals) any wingless bloodsucking insect of the order Anoplura: includes Pediculus capitis (head louse), Pediculus corporis (body louse), and the crab louse, all of which infest man.
2. (Animals) biting louse bird louse any wingless insect of the order Mallophaga, such as the chicken louse: external parasites of birds and mammals with biting mouthparts
3. (Animals) any of various similar but unrelated insects, such as the plant louse and book louse
4. slang an unpleasant or mean person
vb (tr)
5. to remove lice from
6. (foll by up) slang to ruin or spoil
[Old English lūs; related to Old High German, Old Norse lūs]

louse

(n. laʊs; v. also laʊz)

n., pl. lice (līs) for 1–3, lous•es for 4, n.
1. any of various small, flat, wingless insects of the order Anoplura, with sucking mouthparts, that are parasitic on humans and other mammals, as Pediculus humanuscapitis (head louse) and P. humanus corporis (body louse).
2. any similar insect of the order Mallophaga, with biting mouthparts, parasitic on birds and some mammals.
3. aphid.
4. Slang. a contemptible person.
v.t.
5. to delouse.
6. louse up, Slang. to spoil; botch.
[before 900; Middle English lous(e),luse, Old English lūs, c. Middle Dutch, Middle Low German, Old High German, Old Norse lūs]

louse

(lous)
Plural lice (līs)
Any of numerous small, wingless insects that often live as parasites on the bodies of other animals, including humans. Lice have mouthparts adapted for biting or sucking, and they often feed on blood.

louse


Past participle: loused
Gerund: lousing

Imperative
louse
louse
Present
I louse
you louse
he/she/it louses
we louse
you louse
they louse
Preterite
I loused
you loused
he/she/it loused
we loused
you loused
they loused
Present Continuous
I am lousing
you are lousing
he/she/it is lousing
we are lousing
you are lousing
they are lousing
Present Perfect
I have loused
you have loused
he/she/it has loused
we have loused
you have loused
they have loused
Past Continuous
I was lousing
you were lousing
he/she/it was lousing
we were lousing
you were lousing
they were lousing
Past Perfect
I had loused
you had loused
he/she/it had loused
we had loused
you had loused
they had loused
Future
I will louse
you will louse
he/she/it will louse
we will louse
you will louse
they will louse
Future Perfect
I will have loused
you will have loused
he/she/it will have loused
we will have loused
you will have loused
they will have loused
Future Continuous
I will be lousing
you will be lousing
he/she/it will be lousing
we will be lousing
you will be lousing
they will be lousing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been lousing
you have been lousing
he/she/it has been lousing
we have been lousing
you have been lousing
they have been lousing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been lousing
you will have been lousing
he/she/it will have been lousing
we will have been lousing
you will have been lousing
they will have been lousing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been lousing
you had been lousing
he/she/it had been lousing
we had been lousing
you had been lousing
they had been lousing
Conditional
I would louse
you would louse
he/she/it would louse
we would louse
you would louse
they would louse
Past Conditional
I would have loused
you would have loused
he/she/it would have loused
we would have loused
you would have loused
they would have loused
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.louse - wingless usually flattened bloodsucking insect parasitic on warm-blooded animalslouse - wingless usually flattened bloodsucking insect parasitic on warm-blooded animals
insect - small air-breathing arthropod
Anoplura, order Anoplura - sucking lice
common louse, Pediculus humanus - head or body louse
head louse, Pediculus capitis - infests the head and body of humans
body louse, cootie, Pediculus corporis - a parasitic louse that infests the body of human beings
crab louse, Phthirius pubis, pubic louse, crab - a louse that infests the pubic region of the human body
2.louse - a person who has a nasty or unethical character undeserving of respect
disagreeable person, unpleasant person - a person who is not pleasant or agreeable
3.louse - any of several small insects especially aphids that feed by sucking the juices from plantslouse - any of several small insects especially aphids that feed by sucking the juices from plants
homopteran, homopterous insect - insects having membranous forewings and hind wings
aphid - any of various small plant-sucking insects
adelgid - any of various insects that feed and form galls on conifers
grape louse, grape phylloxera, Phylloxera vitifoleae - destructive to various grape plants
jumping plant louse, psylla, psyllid - small active cicada-like insect with hind legs adapted for leaping; feeds on plant juices
oak blight - a black plant louse that lives on oaks and dogwoods
4.louse - wingless insect with mouth parts adapted for bitinglouse - wingless insect with mouth parts adapted for biting; mostly parasitic on birds
insect - small air-breathing arthropod

louse

noun
Related words
adjective pedicular
Translations
قَمْلَهيُتْلِف، يُفْسِد
въшка
vešzmrvitpromarnit
lusforkludre
epattohylkiöluopiotäi
tetű
kutu
lús
pediculus
sacukotsaputrotuts
premrhaťzavšivavený
lus
con rận

louse

[laʊs] N (lice (pl))
1. (= insect) → piojo m
2. (= person) → canalla mf, sinvergüenza mf
louse up VT + ADVfastidiar, echar a perder

louse

[ˈlaʊs] [lice] (pl) n (= body louse) → pou m
louse up
vt sep (= mess up) → gâcher

louse

n pl <lice>
(Zool) → Laus f
(inf)fieser Kerl (inf); he behaved like a real louse to herer war richtig fies zu ihr (inf), → er hat sich richtig fies benommen (inf)
vt (sl) to louse something upetw vermasseln (inf); friendshipetw kaputt machen (inf)

louse

[laʊs] n (lice (pl)) → pidocchio (pej, fam) (person) → verme m
louse up vt + adv (Am) (fam) → rovinare

louse1

(laus) plural lice (lais) noun
a type of wingless, blood-sucking insect, sometimes found on the bodies of animals and people.
lousy (ˈlauzi) adjective
1. having lice.
2. really terrible. I'm a lousy cook.
ˈlousiness noun

louse2

(laus) verb
(with up) (slang) to spoil or waste something; to make a mess of thing. It's your last chance; don't louse it up; He loused up again.

louse

n. piojo, insecto parásito que se aloja en el pelo, trasmisor de enfermedades infecciosas tales como la fiebre tifoidea.

louse

n (pl lice) piojo; body — piojo del cuerpo; crab — ladilla; head — piojo de la cabeza; pubic — ladilla, piojo del pubis or púbico