Definition of Mouse

1. Noun. Any of numerous small rodents typically resembling diminutive rats having pointed snouts and small ears on elongated bodies with slender usually hairless tails.




2. Verb. To go stealthily or furtively. "The children mouse to the playground"; "..stead of sneaking around spying on the neighbor's house"
Exact synonyms: Creep, Pussyfoot, Sneak
Generic synonyms: Walk
Derivative terms: Creep, Creeper, Sneak
Also: Sneak Away, Sneak Out

3. Noun. A swollen bruise caused by a blow to the eye.
Exact synonyms: Black Eye, Shiner
Generic synonyms: Bruise, Contusion

4. Verb. Manipulate the mouse of a computer.
Generic synonyms: Manipulate

5. Noun. Person who is quiet or timid.
Generic synonyms: Individual, Mortal, Person, Somebody, Someone, Soul
Derivative terms: Mousey, Mousy

6. Noun. 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"
Exact synonyms: Computer Mouse
Generic synonyms: Electronic Device
Terms within: Mouse Button

Definition of Mouse

1. n. Any one of numerous species of small rodents belonging to the genus Mus and various related genera of the family Muridæ. The common house mouse (Mus musculus) is found in nearly all countries. The American white-footed, or deer, mouse (Hesperomys leucopus) sometimes lives in houses. See Dormouse, Meadow mouse, under Meadow, and Harvest mouse, under Harvest.

2. v. i. To watch for and catch mice.

3. v. t. To tear, as a cat devours a mouse.

Definition of Mouse

1. Noun. Any small rodent of the genus ''Mus'' ¹

2. Noun. (informal) A member of the many small rodent and marsupial species resembling such a rodent. ¹

3. Noun. A quiet or shy person. ¹

4. Noun. (computing) (''plural'' '''mice''' ''or, rarely,'' '''mouses''') An input device that is moved over a pad or other flat surface to produce a corresponding movement of a pointer on a graphical display. ¹

5. Noun. (boxing) hematoma ¹

6. Verb. (intransitive) To move cautiously or furtively, in the manner of a mouse (the rodent) (''frequently used in the phrasal verb'' '''to mouse around'''). ¹

7. Verb. (intransitive) To hunt or catch mice (the rodents), usually of cats. ¹

8. Verb. (transitive nautical) To close the mouth of a hook by a careful binding of marline or wire. ¹

9. Verb. (intransitive computing) To navigate by means of a computer mouse. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Mouse

1. a small rodent [n MICE] / to catch mice [v MOUSED, MOUSING, MOUSES]

Medical Definition of Mouse

1. Origin: OE. Mous, mus, AS. Mus, pl. M Any one of numerous species of small rodents belonging to the genus Mus and various related genera of the family Muridae. The common house mouse (Mus musculus) is found in nearly all countries. The American white-footed, or deer, mouse (Hesperomys leucopus) sometimes lives in houses. See Dormouse, Meadow mouse, under Meadow, and Harvest mouse. 2. A knob made on a rope with spun yarn or parceling to prevent a running eye from slipping. Same as 2d Mousing. 3. A familiar term of endearment. 4. A dark-coloured swelling caused by a blow. 5. A match used in firing guns or blasting. Field mouse, Flying mouse, etc. See Field, Flying, etc. Mouse bird, the piece of beef cut from the part next below the round or from the lower part of the latter. Synonym: mouse buttock. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Mouse

mourning cloaks
mourning dove
mourning doves
mourning ring
mourningly
mournings
mournival
mournivals
mourns
mous
mousable
mousaka
mousakas
mousambi
mousambis
mouse (current term)
mouse's nest
mouse-colored
mouse-colored antshrike
mouse-colored antshrikes
mouse-ear
mouse-ear chickweed
mouse-ear cress
mouse-ear hawkweed
mouse-eared bat
mouse-ears
mouse-over
mouse-overs
mouse-potato
mouse-tooth forceps

Literary usage of Mouse

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Index to Fairy Tales, Myths and Legends by Mary Huse Eastman (1915)
"Country mouse and the city mouse. .SVc Country mouse and the town mouse. ... See also Littlest mouse. Country where the mice eat iron. Tappan. ..."

2. The Harvard Classics by Charles William Eliot (1909)
"THE TOWN mouse AND THE COUNTRY mouse Now you must know that a Town mouse once upon a ... The Town mouse rather turned up his long nose at this country fare, ..."

3. Household Stories, from the Collection of the Bros: Grimm by Jacob Grimm, Wilhelm Grimm (1883)
"Listen to me, little mouse," said he; "I have been asked by my cousin to stand god-father to a ... Qh yes, certainly," answered the mouse, " pray go by all ..."

4. The Story of My Life by Helen Keller, John Albert Macy, Annie Sullivan (1905)
"One morning we caught a mouse, and it occurred to me, with a live mouse and a live cat ... The cat can see the mouse. The cat would like to eat the mouse. ..."

5. The Burgess Animal Book for Children by Thornton Waldo Burgess (1920)
"It was Piney the Pine mouse. White- foot, who knew him, had hunted him up and brought him along. "I thought you would n't mind if Piney came," explained ..."

6. Contemporary French Novelists: And Other Tales from India by William Henry Denham Rouse, William Crooke, William Heath Robinson, René Doumic, Mary D. Frost (1922)
"But every creature turned up his nose at the poor little mouse, ... Then the mouse and the Clod became firm friends, and went about everywhere together. ..."

7. Index to Fairy Tales, Myths and Legends by Mary Huse Eastman (1915)
"Country mouse and the city mouse. .SVc Country mouse and the town mouse. ... See also Littlest mouse. Country where the mice eat iron. Tappan. ..."

8. The Harvard Classics by Charles William Eliot (1909)
"THE TOWN mouse AND THE COUNTRY mouse Now you must know that a Town mouse once upon a ... The Town mouse rather turned up his long nose at this country fare, ..."

9. Household Stories, from the Collection of the Bros: Grimm by Jacob Grimm, Wilhelm Grimm (1883)
"Listen to me, little mouse," said he; "I have been asked by my cousin to stand god-father to a ... Qh yes, certainly," answered the mouse, " pray go by all ..."

10. The Story of My Life by Helen Keller, John Albert Macy, Annie Sullivan (1905)
"One morning we caught a mouse, and it occurred to me, with a live mouse and a live cat ... The cat can see the mouse. The cat would like to eat the mouse. ..."

11. The Burgess Animal Book for Children by Thornton Waldo Burgess (1920)
"It was Piney the Pine mouse. White- foot, who knew him, had hunted him up and brought him along. "I thought you would n't mind if Piney came," explained ..."

12. Contemporary French Novelists: And Other Tales from India by William Henry Denham Rouse, William Crooke, William Heath Robinson, René Doumic, Mary D. Frost (1922)
"But every creature turned up his nose at the poor little mouse, ... Then the mouse and the Clod became firm friends, and went about everywhere together. ..."

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