- 1 English
- 1.1 Alternative forms
- 1.2 Pronunciation
- 1.3 Etymology
- 1.4 Noun
- 1.5 Verb
- 1.6 Related terms
- 1.7 Further reading
- 1.8 Anagrams
- 2 Chinese
- 3 Italian
- 4 Middle English
- 5 Portuguese
- 6 Romanian
- 7 Spanish
- mowse (obsolete)
- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /maʊs/
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- (US) enPR: mous, IPA(key): /maʊs/
Audio (US) (file)
- (Canada) IPA(key): /mʌʊs/
- Rhymes: -aʊs
- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /maʊs/, /maʊz/
- (US) enPR: mous, mouz, IPA(key): /maʊs/, /maʊz/
- (Canada) IPA(key): /mʌʊs/, /maʊz/
- Rhymes: -aʊs, -aʊz
Germanic cognates include Old Frisian mūs, Old Saxon mūs (German Low German Muus), Dutch muis, Old High German mūs (German Maus), Old Norse mús (Swedish mus, Danish mus, Norwegian mus, Icelandic mús, Faroese mús).
Indo-European cognates include Ancient Greek μῦς (mûs), Latin mūs, Spanish mur, Armenian մուկ (muk), Old Church Slavonic мꙑшь (myšĭ) (Russian мышь (myšʹ)), Albanian mi, Persian موش (muš), Sanskrit मूष् (mūṣ)
mouse (plural mice)
- Any small rodent of the genus Mus.
- 1892, Walter Besant, chapter II, in The Ivory Gate: A Novel, New York, N.Y.: Harper & Brothers, […], OCLC 16832619:
- At twilight in the summer there is never anybody to fear—man, woman, or cat—in the chambers and at that hour the mice come out. They do not eat parchment or foolscap or red tape, but they eat the luncheon crumbs.
- (informal) A member of the many small rodent and marsupial species resembling such a rodent.
- A quiet or shy person.
- (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.
- (boxing) Hematoma.
- (nautical) A turn or lashing of spun yarn or small stuff, or a metallic clasp or fastening, uniting the point and shank of a hook to prevent its unhooking or straightening out.
- (obsolete) A familiar term of endearment.
- A match used in firing guns or blasting.
- (set theory) A small model of (a fragment of) Zermelo-Fraenkel set theory with desirable properties (depending on the context).
- (historical) A small cushion for a woman's hair.
- (small rodent): rodent
- The translations below need to be checked and inserted above into the appropriate translation tables, removing any numbers. Numbers do not necessarily match those in definitions. See instructions at Wiktionary:Entry layout#Translations.
- (intransitive) To move cautiously or furtively, in the manner of a mouse (the rodent) (frequently used in the phrasal verb to mouse around).
- (intransitive) To hunt or catch mice (the rodents), usually of cats.
- (transitive, nautical) To close the mouth of a hook by a careful binding of marline or wire.
- Captain Higgins moused the hook with a bit of marline to prevent the block beckets from falling out under slack.
- (intransitive, computing) To navigate by means of a computer mouse.
- 1988, MacUser: Volume 4
- I had just moused to the File menu and the pull-down menu repeated the menu bar's hue a dozen shades lighter.
- 2009, Daniel Tunkelang, Faceted Search (page 35)
- Unlike the Flamenco work, the Relation Browser allows users to quickly explore a document space using dynamic queries issued by mousing over facet elements in the interface.
- 1988, MacUser: Volume 4
- (obsolete, nonce word, transitive) To tear, as a cat devours a mouse.
- [Death] mousing the flesh of men.
- mouse on Wikipedia.Wikipedia
- mouse (computing) on Wikipedia.Wikipedia
- Mus on Wikimedia Commons.Wikimedia Commons
- Computer mouse on Wikimedia Commons.Wikimedia Commons
- Mice on Wikiquote.Wikiquote
- Mus on Wikispecies.Wikispecies
|Dialectal synonyms of 鼠標 (“computer mouse”) [map]|
|Formal (Written Standard Chinese)||鼠標器 Mainland China, 滑鼠 Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia|
|Cantonese||Hong Kong||滑鼠, mouse|
|Hakka||Miaoli (N. Sixian)||滑鼠|
|Liudui (S. Sixian)||滑鼠|
mouse m (invariable)
- Alternative form of
mouse m (plural mouses)
- (Brazil, computer hardware) mouse (input device used to move a pointer on the screen)
- (Brazil, loosely) pointer; cursor (moving icon that indicates the position of the mouse)
For quotations of use of this term, see Citations:mouse.
mouse n (plural mouse-uri)