Meaning of MOUSE in English

MOUSE

■ noun ( plural mice )

1》 a small rodent that typically has a pointed snout, relatively large ears and eyes, and a long tail. [Many species, especially in the family Muridae.]

2》 a timid and quiet person.

3》 ( plural also ~s ) a small hand-held device which is moved across a flat surface to move the cursor on a computer screen.

4》 a dull light brown colour.

5》 informal a lump or bruise on or near the eye.

■ verb

1》 hunt for or catch mice.

2》 informal use a ~ to move a cursor on a computer screen.

Derivatives

~r noun

Origin

OE mūs , (plural) mȳs , of Gmc origin.

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