mouse

A small rodent with a pointy face, rounded ears, and a long tail is called a mouse. A mouse may be kept as a pet, or it may be an uninvited guest in your home.

A person who is timid and shy can also be called a mouse. In computer terms, a mouse is a corded or wireless device that moves your computer's cursor while you move the mouse. In most cases, the plural of mouse is "mice," but more than one computer mouse can also be called "mouses." Mouse can also be a verb in this context, like when you mouse over an icon to select a link.

Primary Meanings of mouse

1.
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any of numerous small rodents typically resembling diminutive rats having pointed snouts and small ears on elongated bodies with slender usually hairless tails
to go stealthily or furtively
2.
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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
manipulate the mouse of a computer
3.
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a swollen bruise caused by a blow to the eye
Full Definitions of mouse
1

n any of numerous small rodents typically resembling diminutive rats having pointed snouts and small ears on elongated bodies with slender usually hairless tails

Types:
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Mus musculus, house mouse
brownish-grey Old World mouse now a common household pest worldwide
Micromyx minutus, harvest mouse
small reddish-brown Eurasian mouse inhabiting e.g. cornfields
field mouse, fieldmouse
any nocturnal Old World mouse of the genus Apodemus inhabiting woods and fields and gardens
nude mouse
a mouse with a genetic defect that prevents them from growing hair and also prevents them from immunologically rejecting human cells and tissues; widely used in preclinical trials
wood mouse
any of various New World woodland mice
Apodemus sylvaticus, European wood mouse
nocturnal yellowish-brown mouse inhabiting woods and fields and gardens
Peromyscus leucopus, vesper mouse, white-footed mouse
American woodland mouse with white feet and underparts
Peromyscus maniculatus, deer mouse
brownish New World mouse; most widely distributed member of the genus
Peromyscus eremicus, cactus mouse
burrowing mouse of desert areas of southwestern United States
Peromyscus gossypinus, cotton mouse
large dark mouse of southeastern United States
Baiomys taylori, pygmy mouse
very small dark greyish brown mouse resembling a house mouse; of Texas and Mexico
Type of:
gnawer, rodent
relatively small placental mammals having a single pair of constantly growing incisor teeth specialized for gnawing

n person who is quiet or timid

Type of:
individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul
a human being

v to go stealthily or furtively

Synonyms:
creep, pussyfoot, sneak
Type of:
walk
use one's feet to advance; advance by steps
2

n 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”
Synonyms:
computer mouse
Type of:
electronic device
a device that accomplishes its purpose electronically

v manipulate the mouse of a computer

Type of:
manipulate
hold something in one's hands and move it
3

n a swollen bruise caused by a blow to the eye

Synonyms:
black eye, shiner
Type of:
bruise, contusion
an injury that doesn't break the skin but results in some discoloration

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