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
Words nearby mouse
Example sentences from the Web for mouse
If acupuncture was provided after an LPS shock, then the mice showed even higher levels of inflammation.We Need New, Safer Ways to Treat Pain. Could Electroacupuncture Be One?|Shelly Fan|August 18, 2020|Singularity Hub
Oatley has demonstrated his technique in mice but faces challenges with livestock.Biotechnology Could Change the Cattle Industry. Will It Succeed?|Dyllan Furness|August 16, 2020|Singularity Hub
Wang, who reported those results June 15 in Cell Research, says his team is now testing the compound in mice.How two coronavirus drugs for cats might help humans fight COVID-19|Erin Garcia de Jesus|August 11, 2020|Science News
Further experiments found that disrupting the vCA1 cells when giving mice a shock disrupted the entire network—that is, the waves broke down and the mice forgot their fear.Towards ‘Eternal Sunshine’? New Links Found Between Memory and Emotion|Shelly Fan|July 28, 2020|Singularity Hub
Of course, it’s hard to ask a mouse if it actually smelled something, so the team took a roundabout approach.A Highway to Smell: How Scientists Used Light to Incept Smell in Mice|Shelly Fan|July 1, 2020|Singularity Hub
He said he spent his time doing “Mickey Mouse make-work,” digging though old records for long-abandoned well sites.Two Texas Regulators Tried to Enforce the Rules. They Were Fired.|David Hasemyer, InsideClimate News|December 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
So Western governments are caught in a cat-and-mouse game and at times it is unclear who is the cat and who the mouse.
Even the original score to the song labels the singing parts, “Mouse” (the woman) and “Wolf” (the man).The Most WTF Covers of ‘Baby, It’s Cold Outside,’ Everyone’s Favorite Date-Rape Holiday Classic|Kevin Fallon|November 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The episode was titled “Cat and Mouse” and it follows in the pattern of classic Serlingesque plot twists.
In the event, in the long cat and mouse game that Stalin played with him, the cat did not pounce.
And Mr. Meadow Mouse often remarked that it had more halls than any other dwelling he had ever seen.
Some of those halls that Mr. Meadow Mouse mentioned ran right out beneath the surface of the garden.
Mr. Meadow Mouse repeated, as if he wanted to be sure there was no misunderstanding about it.
Grandfather Mole demanded of Mr. Meadow Mouse, almost as soon as he had stepped just outside the shade of the toadstool.
And when he had made his promise to Mr. Meadow Mouse he had had no idea that it was going to rain so soon.
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.