Associations to the word «Mouse»

Wiktionary

MOUSE, noun. Any small rodent of the genus Mus.
MOUSE, noun. (informal) A member of the many small rodent and marsupial species resembling such a rodent.
MOUSE, noun. A quiet or shy person.
MOUSE, noun. (computing) (plural mice or, rarely, mouses) An input device that is moved over a pad or other flat surface to produce a corresponding movement of a pointer on a graphical display.
MOUSE, noun. (boxing) Hematoma.
MOUSE, noun. (nautical) A turn or lashing of spun yarn or small stuff, or a metallic clasp or fastening, uniting the point and shank of a hook to prevent its unhooking or straighening out.
MOUSE, noun. (obsolete) A familiar term of endearment.
MOUSE, noun. A match used in firing guns or blasting.
MOUSE, noun. (set theory) A small model of (a fragment of) Zermelo-Fraenkel set theory with desirable properties (depending on the context).
MOUSE, verb. (intransitive) To move cautiously or furtively, in the manner of a mouse (the rodent) (frequently used in the phrasal verb to mouse around).
MOUSE, verb. (intransitive) To hunt or catch mice (the rodents), usually of cats.
MOUSE, verb. (transitive) (nautical) To close the mouth of a hook by a careful binding of marline or wire.
MOUSE, verb. (intransitive) (computing) To navigate by means of a computer mouse.
MOUSE, verb. (obsolete) (nonce) (transitive) To tear, as a cat devours a mouse.
MOUSE DEER, noun. A chevrotain.
MOUSE LEMUR, noun. Any of the nocturnal lemurs of the genus Microcebus native to Madagascar.
MOUSE LEMURS, noun. Plural of mouse lemur
MOUSE MAT, noun. (British) A mouse pad.
MOUSE MATS, noun. Plural of mouse mat
MOUSE MILL, noun. (historical) An early electric motor resembling a small treadmill.
MOUSE MILLS, noun. Plural of mouse mill
MOUSE OPOSSUM, noun. Any of the didelphids in the genera Marmosa, Thylamys, and Tlacuatzin.
MOUSE OVER, verb. (computing) To move a computer mouse pointer over (an element of the display).
MOUSE PAD, noun. (US) (Australia): A pad with surface used to enhance the movement of a computer mouse.
MOUSE PADS, noun. Plural of mouse pad
MOUSE POTATO, noun. (idiomatic) A person who spends excessive amounts of time using a computer.
MOUSE POTATOES, noun. Plural of mouse potato
MOUSE PRINT, noun. Alternative spelling of mouseprint
MOUSE SPIDER, noun. A spider of the genus Missulena in the mygalomorph family Actinopodidae.
MOUSE WHEEL, noun. (computing) A hard plastic or rubbery disc on a computer mouse, used for scrolling.
MOUSE WHEELS, noun. Plural of mouse wheel

Dictionary definition

MOUSE, noun. Any of numerous small rodents typically resembling diminutive rats having pointed snouts and small ears on elongated bodies with slender usually hairless tails.
MOUSE, noun. A swollen bruise caused by a blow to the eye.
MOUSE, noun. Person who is quiet or timid.
MOUSE, noun. A hand-operated electronic device that controls the coordinates of a cursor on your computer screen as you move it around on a pad; on the bottom of the device is a ball that rolls on the surface of the pad; "a mouse takes much more room than a trackball".
MOUSE, verb. To go stealthily or furtively; "..stead of sneaking around spying on the neighbor's house".
MOUSE, verb. Manipulate the mouse of a computer.

Wise words

The right word may be effective, but no word was ever as effective as a rightly timed pause.
Mark Twain