noun, plural mice [mahys]. /maɪs/.
verb (used with object), moused, mous·ing.
verb (used without object), moused, mous·ing.
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Origin of mouse
OTHER WORDS FROM mousemouselike, adjective
British Dictionary definitions for mouse
noun (maʊs) plural mice (maɪs)
Derived forms of mousemouselike, adjective
Word Origin for mouse
Scientific definitions for mouse
Plural mice (mīs) or mouses
Cultural definitions for mouse
A common device that allows the user to reposition an arrow on their computer screen in order to activate desired applications. The term mouse comes from the appearance of the device, with the cord to the main computer being seen as a tail of sorts.
notes for mouse
Idioms and Phrases with mouse
see play cat and mouse; poor as a churchmouse; quiet as a mouse. Also see under mice.