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mouse

a small rodent; a computer device
Not to be confused with:
mousse – a dessert made with whipped cream; a gel or foam used to keep the hair in place
moose – a large mammal of the deer family; a member of a fraternal association
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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.]
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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
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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.
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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.
Dictionary of Unfamiliar Words by Diagram Group Copyright © 2008 by Diagram Visual Information Limited
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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
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mouse

noun
Related words
adjective murine
like musomania
fear musophobia
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mouse

noun
Informal. A bruise surrounding the eye:
Slang: shiner.
verb
To move silently and furtively:
Slang: gumshoe.
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Translations
فَأرٌفأْرفَأْرَةفأرَة الكومبيوتر
мишка
myšmyška
mus
muso
hiir
hiirihiirulainenhiiviskellä
miš
egér
tikus
mústölvumús
マウスハツカネズミ
마우스생쥐
mus
pelėpelėkautaipelių urvelispilkšvai rudas
peledatora pele
muiscomputermuis
mausşoarece
myš
mišmiška
musdatormus
kipanya
เมาส์หนู
chuộtchuột vi tính

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
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

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
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

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)
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

mouse

[maʊs] n (mice (pl)) (gen) → topo (Comput) → mouse m inv
house mouse → topo domestico
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

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.
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.

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
Multilingual Translator © HarperCollins Publishers 2009

mouse

n. ratón, [small] ratoncito.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

mouse

n (pl mice) ratón m
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Apple is also asking for the tariff exclusion of the Magic Mouse 2 and Magic Trackpad 2, as well as some other accessories.
Last year, the festival was home to some of the world's biggest thrill rides, including Air Maxx, No Limits, Top Buzz and the Magic Mouse rollercoaster.
The fair included the Magic Mouse, Top Scan, King Frog, Extreme, Sky Bomber, Freak Out, Golden Gallopers, Miami Trip and the Jumbo Circus fun house, one of the largest mobile fun houses in the country.
Other products are Magic Mouse, Magic Trackpad, Apple Pencil, Apple adapters, chargers, cables and cords, Apple main logic boards with microprocessing units, memory modules, video graphic/audio cards and PCBAs, Apple computer parts (e.g., housings and internal components) and printed circuit boards, among others
Beyond the core products, Apple said accessories like the HomePod speaker, some Beats speakers, AirPort and Time Capsule internet routers, the Magic Mouse and Magic Trackpad, and leather cases for the iPhone, iPad, MacBook and Apple Pencil would be affected.
The list of products and components that Apple claims will become expensive also includes Mac Mini, Magic Mouse, Magic Trackpad, Apple Pencil, Apple computer parts, printed circuit boards, electrical connectors, and so on.
| Runaway Train | 'Mission Space' (40m tall swing ride) | 'Pirate Party' Funhouse | Ghost Train | The Twist | 'Crazy Frogs' ride | 'Magic Mouse' spinning roller coaster | 'Top Scan' (white knuckle ride) | 'The Beast' (white knuckle ride) | Bumper Cars | Various children's rides | Various skill games.
The Magic Mouse Rollercoaster, meanwhile, is the largest travelling ride of its type in the UK.
Like the Apple Magic Mouse (Apple engineers are nothing if not self-congratulatory), the trackpad responds to finger movements for tasks other than moving the cursor.
Still just 5mm at its edge, iMac Pro comes in a stunning new space gray finish with a matching Magic Keyboard, Magic Mouse and optional Magic Trackpad, and features the best Mac display ever, with 500 nits of brightness, a P3 wide color gamut and support for over 1 billion colors, delivering an even more vivid and true-to-life viewing experience.
Well now the first of the fairground attractions, including the popular Magic Mouse ride, have arrived on site with preparations now in full swing for the first day of the fair next Friday.