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1. mouse

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

2. black eye, mouse, shiner

a swollen bruise caused by a blow to the eye

3. mouse

person who is quiet or timid

4. computer mouse, mouse

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

Example Sentences:
'a mouse takes much more room than a trackball'


5. creep, mouse, pussyfoot, sneak

to go stealthily or furtively

Example Sentences:
'..stead of sneaking around spying on the neighbor's house'

6. mouse

manipulate the mouse of a computer

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


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noun (maʊs )Word forms: plural mice (maɪs )
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 ▶ Related adjective: murine
any of various related rodents, such as the jumping mouse
a quiet, timid, or cowardly person
4. computing
a handheld device used to control the cursor movement and select computing functions without keying
5. slang
a black eye
6. nautical another word for mousing
verb (maʊz )
to stalk and catch (mice)
8. (intransitive)
to go about stealthily
9. (transitive) nautical
to secure (a hook) with mousing

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nounWord forms: plural mice
any of a large number of small, widespread rodents belonging to various families and having small ears and a long, thin tail, esp., a species (Mus musculus) that commonly infests buildings
a.  Rare
a girl or young woman
a term of endearment
a timid or spiritless person
3.  Slang
a dark, swollen bruise under the eye; black eye
4.  US, Computing
a small, hand-held device that is moved about on a flat surface in front of a video screen in such a way as to move or position the cursor or part of the display
verb intransitiveWord forms: moused or ˈmousing
to hunt for or catch mice
to seek about or search for something busily and stealthily
verb transitive
to hunt for
8.  Obsolete
to tear or rend as a cat does a mouse

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.


see synonyms of mouse
n. pl. mice (mīs)
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 (mousĭz) 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.

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