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mouse

 (mous)
n. pl. mice (mīs)
1.
a. Any of numerous small rodents of the families Muridae and Cricetidae, such as the house mouse, 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 (mous′ĭz) Computers A handheld, 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, mous) moused, mous·ing, mous·es
1. To hunt mice.
2. To search furtively for something; prowl.
Phrasal Verb:
mouse over
To hold a computer pointer over (a particular object or area of a screen) so as to cause a pop-up box to appear or other change to occur.

[Middle English mous, from Old English mūs; see mūs- 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) slang 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) (tr) nautical 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 (mīs)
1. Any of numerous small rodents usually having a pointed snout, rounded ears, and a long narrow tail. Some kinds live in or near human dwellings.
2. A movable hand-held device that is connected to a computer and is moved about on a flat surface to direct the cursor on a screen. A mouse also has buttons for activating computer functions.

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A moveable desktop device with a ball underneath which relays speed and direction, guiding a cursor across a screen.
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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

mouse

noun
Informal. A bruise surrounding the eye:
Slang: shiner.
verb
To move silently and furtively:
Slang: gumshoe.
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 fmouse mat ntapis m de sourismouse 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.

mouse

n (pl mice) ratón m
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Next day, having seen both the old and young gentleman out of the house, Beth, after two or three retreats, fairly got in at the side door, and made her way as noiselessly as any mouse to the drawing room where her idol stood.
You must not disturb the little mouse at her studies," she heard Harriet saying to her sister as she stood by her own door in the hallway above.
You may the better estimate his quietude by the fearlessness of a little mouse, which sits on its hind legs, in a streak of moonlight, close by Judge Pyncheon's foot, and seems to meditate a journey of exploration over this great black bulk.
I went to make the bed after breakfast, and the door was locked; and not a mouse to be heard; and it's been just so silent ever since.
In this attitude the White Whale now shook the slight cedar as a mildly cruel cat her mouse.
But it came nearer still, and still nearer--and at last it was right in the room: it was merely a mouse gnawing the woodwork.
Well, I gets up, a-wondering, and goes down stairs -- nobody around; everything as still as a mouse.
Remain where you are till I return; be as still as a mouse.
The soft thing looked askance through the window: he possessed the power to depart as much as a cat possesses the power to leave a mouse half killed, or a bird half eaten.
The bright eyes belonged to a little gray mouse, and the mouse had eaten a hole into the cushion and made a comfortable nest there.
Thus far my sense of sight; while dry rot and wet rot and all the silent rots that rot in neglected roof and cellar - rot of rat and mouse and bug and coaching-stables near at hand besides - addressed themselves faintly to my sense of smell, and moaned, "Try Barnard's Mixture.
Silas had seated himself in his loom, and the noise of weaving had begun; but he had left his scissors on a ledge which Eppie's arm was long enough to reach; and now, like a small mouse, watching her opportunity, she stole quietly from her corner, secured the scissors, and toddled to the bed again, setting up her back as a mode of concealing the fact.