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mouse  (mous)
n. pl. mice (ms)
1.
a. Any of numerous small rodents of the families Muridae and Cricetidae, such as the common house mouse (Mus musculus), characteristically having a pointed snout, small rounded ears, and a long naked or almost hairless tail.
b. Any of various similar or related animals, such as the jumping mouse, the vole, or the jerboa.
2. A cowardly or timid person.
3. Informal A discolored swelling under the eye caused by a blow; a black eye.
4. pl. mice or mous·es (mousz) Computer Science A hand-held, button-activated input device that when rolled along a flat surface directs an indicator to move correspondingly about a computer screen, allowing the operator to move the indicator freely, as to select operations or manipulate text or graphics.
intr.v. (mouz) moused, mous·ing, mous·es
1. To hunt mice.
2. To search furtively for something; prowl.

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

mouse
n, pl mice (maɪs)
1. (Animals) any of numerous small long-tailed rodents of the families Muridae and Cricetidae that are similar to but smaller than rats. See also fieldmouse, harvest mouse, house mouse
2. (Animals) any of various related rodents, such as the jumping mouse
3. a quiet, timid, or cowardly person
4. (Computer Science) computing a hand-held device used to control the cursor movement and select computing functions without keying
5. (Pathology) a black eye
6. (Nautical Terms) nautical another word for mousing
vb
7. (Zoology) to stalk and catch (mice)
8. (intr) to go about stealthily
9. (Nautical Terms) nautical (tr) to secure (a hook) with mousing
[Old English mūs; compare Old Saxon mūs, German Maus, Old Norse mūs, Latin mūs, Greek mūs]
ˈmouseˌlike adj
mouse (n. maʊs; v. maʊz)

n., pl. mice (maɪs) for 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8, mice or mous•es for 4, n.
1. any of numerous small rodents of various families, having small ears and a long, thin tail, esp. an Old World mouse, Mus musculus, introduced worldwide.
2. a quiet, timid person.
3. a palm-sized device equipped with one or more buttons, used to point at and select items on a computer screen, with the displayed pointer controlled by means of analogous movement of the device on a nearby surface.
4. Informal. a black eye.
5. Slang. a girl; woman.
v.i.
6. to hunt for or catch mice.
7. to prowl about, as if in search of something.
[before 900; Middle English mous, Old English mūs; c. Old Frisian, Old Saxon, Old High German mūs, Latin mūs, Greek mŷs, Russian mysh', Skt mūṣ-]
mouse′like`, adj.

mouse  (mous)
Plural mice (ms) or mouses
A hand-held input device that is moved about on a flat surface to direct the cursor on a computer screen. It also has buttons for activating computer functions. The underside of a mechanical mouse contains a rubber-coated ball that rotates as the mouse is moved; optical sensors detect the motion and move the screen pointer correspondingly. An optical mouse is cordless and uses reflections from an LED to track the mouse's movement over a special reflective mat which is marked with a grid that acts as a frame of reference.
Thesaurus Legend:  Synonyms Related Words Antonyms
Noun1.mouse - any of numerous small rodents typically resembling diminutive rats having pointed snouts and small ears on elongated bodies with slender usually hairless tailsmouse - any of numerous small rodents typically resembling diminutive rats having pointed snouts and small ears on elongated bodies with slender usually hairless tails
gnawer, rodent - relatively small placental mammals having a single pair of constantly growing incisor teeth specialized for gnawing
house mouse, Mus musculus - brownish-grey Old World mouse now a common household pest worldwide
Micromyx minutus, harvest mouse - small reddish-brown Eurasian mouse inhabiting e.g. cornfields
fieldmouse, field mouse - any nocturnal Old World mouse of the genus Apodemus inhabiting woods and fields and gardens
nude mouse - a mouse with a genetic defect that prevents them from growing hair and also prevents them from immunologically rejecting human cells and tissues; widely used in preclinical trials
wood mouse - any of various New World woodland mice
2.mouse - a swollen bruise caused by a blow to the eyemouse - a swollen bruise caused by a blow to the eye
bruise, contusion - an injury that doesn't break the skin but results in some discoloration
3.mouse - person who is quiet or timid
individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul - a human being; "there was too much for one person to do"
4.mouse - a hand-operated electronic device that controls the coordinates of a cursor on your computer screen as you move it around on a padmouse - 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"
electronic device - a device that accomplishes its purpose electronically
mouse button - a push button on the mouse
Verb1.mouse - to go stealthily or furtively; "..stead of sneaking around spying on the neighbor's house"
walk - use one's feet to advance; advance by steps; "Walk, don't run!"; "We walked instead of driving"; "She walks with a slight limp"; "The patient cannot walk yet"; "Walk over to the cabinet"
2.mouse - manipulate the mouse of a computer
manipulate - hold something in one's hands and move it

mouse noun
Related words
adjective murine
like musomania
fear musophobia
Translations
mouse [maʊs]
A. N (mice (pl))
1. (Zool) → ratón m
2. (Comput) → ratón m
B. CPD mouse mat, mouse pad N (Comput) → alfombrilla f, almohadilla f
C. VIcazar ratones

mouse [ˈmaʊs] [mice] (pl) n
(= rodent) → souris f
white mice → des souris blanches
[computer] → souris f
mouse mat ntapis m de souris
mouse pad ntapis m de souris

mouse
n pl <mice>
Maus f (also Comput)
(inf: = person) (shy) → schüchternes Mäuschen; (nondescript) → graue Maus
viMäuse fangen, mausen; to go mousingauf Mäusejagd gehen

mouse in cpdsMause-; (Comput) → Maus-;
mouse button
n (Comput) → Maustaste f
mouse click
n (Comput) → Mausklick m
mouse-coloured
adjmausgrau
mouse control
n (Comput) → Maussteuerung f
mouse-controlled, mouse-driven
adj (Comput) → mausgesteuert
mousehole
nMauseloch nt
mouse mat, mouse pad
n (Comput) → Mausmatte f
mouse pointer
n (Comput) → Mauszeiger m
mouse potato
n (hum: = computer freak) → Computerjunkie m (inf), → Mouse-Potato f (inf)

mouse [maʊs] n (mice (pl)) (gen) → topo (Comput) → mouse m inv
house mouse → topo domestico

mouse (maus) plural mice (mais) noun
1. any of several types of small furry gnawing animal with a long tail, found in houses and in fields.
2. (computers) a device that is used to move the cursor on a computer screen and to give instructions to a computer.
ˈmousy adjective
1. (of hair) dull brown in colour.
2. timid; uninteresting. a mousy little woman.
ˈmousehole noun
a hole made or used by mice.
ˈmousetrap noun
a mechanical trap for a mouse.

mouse فَأرٌ , فَأْرَة myš mus Maus ποντίκι mouse , ratón hiiri souris miš mouse , topo ハツカネズミ , マウス 마우스 , 생쥐 muis datamus , mus mysz , myszka komputerowa mouse , rato компьютерная мышь , мышь mus เมาส์ , หนู fare chuột , chuột vi tính 老鼠 , 鼠标

mouse
n.  ratón, [small] ratoncito.


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