Meaning of MOUSE in English


I. noun (plural mice) Etymology: Middle English, from Old English mūs; akin to Old High German mūs ~, Latin mus, Greek mys ~, muscle Date: before 12th century any of numerous small rodents (as of the genus Mus ) with pointed snout, rather small ears, elongated body, and slender tail, a timid person, a dark-colored swelling caused by a blow, a small mobile manual device that controls movement of the cursor and selection of functions on a computer display, II. verb (~d; mousing) Date: 13th century intransitive verb to hunt for mice, to search or move stealthily or slowly, transitive verb 1. obsolete bite , gnaw , to toy with roughly, to search for carefully

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