Words nearby mousing
Definition for mousing (2 of 2)
noun, plural mice [mahys] /maɪs/.
verb (used with object), moused, mous·ing.
verb (used without object), moused, mous·ing.
Origin of mouse
OTHER WORDS FROM mousemouse·like, adjective
Examples from the Web for mousing
The strung sinews relaxed, and the great cat began to purr as though she had never dreamt of mousing.The Spanish Pioneers|Charles F. Lummis
As one of family—cat (lady), elderly; would give slight services (mousing, etc.) in return for comfortable home.
Soames walked eastwards, mousing doggedly along on the shady side.The Forsyte Saga, Complete|John Galsworthy
Away with such skepticism, we say, and the mousing criticism by which it is sometimes attempted to be supported.
He is the human owl, vigilant in darkness and blind to light, mousing for vermin, and never seeing noble game.Evolution of Expression, Volume 2--Revised|Charles Wesley Emerson
British Dictionary definitions for mousing (1 of 2)
British Dictionary definitions for mousing (2 of 2)
noun (maʊs) plural mice (maɪs)
Derived forms of mousemouselike, adjective
Word Origin for mouse
Science definitions for mousing
Plural mice (mīs) or mouses
Culture definitions for mousing
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 mousing
see play cat and mouse; poor as a churchmouse; quiet as a mouse. Also see under mice.