The definition of a mouse is a rodent in the Muridae or Cricetidae family, a shy person or a small hand-held device used to control the cursor on the computer display.(noun)
Mouse is defined as to hunt for something, especially mice.(verb)
An example of to mouse is for a cat to hunt for dinner.
See mouse in Webster's New World College Dictionary
noun pl. mice
Origin: < the shape, motions required for use, and trailing tail-like cord of the earliest devicesComput. a small, hand-held device that is moved about on a flat surface in front of a video screen in such a way as to move or position the cursor or part of the display
Origin: ME mous < OE mus, akin to Ger maus < IE *mūs, a mouse > Gr mys, L mus, mouse & musculus, muscle
See mouse in American Heritage Dictionary 4
noun pl. mice mice (mīs)
Origin: Middle English mous
Origin: , from Old English mūs; see mūs- in Indo-European roots.
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