Meaning of MOUSE in English


/ maʊs; NAmE / noun ( pl. mice / maɪs; NAmE /)


a small animal that is covered in fur and has a long thin tail. Mice live in fields, in people's houses or where food is stored :

a field mouse

a house mouse

The stores were overrun with rats and mice.

She crept upstairs, quiet as a mouse .

He was a weak little mouse of a man.

—see also dormouse


( pl. also mouses ) ( computing ) a small device that is moved by hand across a surface to control the movement of the cursor on a computer screen :

Click the left mouse button twice to highlight the program.

Use the mouse to drag the icon to a new position.


see cat



Old English mūs , (plural) mӯs , of Germanic origin; related to Dutch muis and German Maus , from an Indo-European root shared by Latin and Greek mus .

Oxford Advanced Learner's English Dictionary.      Оксфордский английский словарь для изучающик язык на продвинутом уровне.