Meaning of MOUSE in English



Pronunciation: ' mau ̇ s

Function: noun

Inflected Form: plural mice \ ' m ī s \

Etymology: Middle English, from Old English m ū s; akin to Old High German m ū s mouse, Latin mus, Greek mys mouse, muscle

Date: before 12th century

1 : any of numerous small rodents (as of the genus Mus ) with pointed snout, rather small ears, elongated body, and slender tail

2 : a timid person

3 : a dark-colored swelling caused by a blow specifically : BLACK EYE

4 plural also mous · es : a small mobile manual device that controls movement of the cursor and selection of functions on a computer display

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