Meaning of MOUSE in English


[mouse] n, pl mice [ME, fr. OE mus; akin to OHG mus mouse, L mus, Gk mys mouse, muscle] (bef. 12c) 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; specif: black eye

4: a small mobile manual device that controls movement of the cursor on a computer display

[2]mouse vb moused ; vi (13c) 1: to hunt for mice

2: to search or move stealthily or slowly ~ vt 1 obs a: bite, gnaw b: to toy with roughly

2: to search for carefully--usu. used with out

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