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 mousemouse·like, adjective
Words nearby mouse
Example sentences from the Web for mouse
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.
In another study, children saw a puppet show where a mouse was eaten by an alligator.Why Are Millennials Unfriending Organized Religion?|Vlad Chituc|November 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
This happened and that happened and if the news arrived at Key West as a mouse, it was often enough cabled north as an elephant.Wounds in the rain|Stephen Crane
And before I finished the teaching, not a mouse would come to my table, no matter how persuasively I squeaked.Secret of the Woods|William J. Long
A Lion asleep in his lair was waked up by a Mouse running over his face.Aesop's Fables|Aesop
Diana, fancy if you can my extreme horror at finding a mouse drowned in that pudding sauce!Anne Of Green Gables|Lucy Maud Montgomery
The door opens right easy and in slides Mr. Raynor, same as a mouse into a trap.J. Poindexter, Colored|Irvin Shrewsbury Cobb
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.