- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /maʊs/
- (US) enPR: mous, IPA(key): /maʊs/, /mæws/
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- Rhymes: -aʊs
Germanic cognates include Old Frisian mūs, Old Saxon mūs (Low German Muus), Dutch muis, Old High German mūs (German Maus), Old Norse mús (Swedish mus, Danish mus, Norwegian mus, Icelandic mús, Faroese mús).
mouse (plural mice)
- Any small rodent of the genus Mus.
- (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 straighening out.
- (obsolete) A familiar term of endearment.
- (Can we find and add a quotation of Shakespeare to this entry?)
- 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).
- (small rodent): rodent
Terms derived from the noun mouse
rodent of the genus Mus
computing: input device
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- (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.
to mouse around
to catch mice
to close the mouth of a hook
- Mouse on Wikipedia.en.Wikipedia
- mouse (computing) on Wikipedia.en.Wikipedia:mouse (computing)
- Mus on Wikimedia Commons. Wikimedia Commons: Mus
- Computer mouse on Wikimedia Commons. Wikimedia Commons: Computer mouse
- Mice on Wikiquote.en.Wikiquote:Mice
- Mus on the English Wikispecies. Wikispecies: Mus
mouse m (invariable)