Definitions of mouse

  1. to go stealthily or furtively; ".. stead of sneaking around spying on the neighbor's house"
  2. any of numerous small rodents typically resembling diminutive rats having pointed snouts and small ears on elongated bodies with slender usually hairless tails
  3. a hand- operated electronic device that controls the coordinates of a cursor on your computer screen as you move it around on a pad; on the bottom of the mouse is a ball that rolls on the surface of the pad; " a mouse takes much more room than a trackball"
  4. manipulate the mouse of a computer
  5. Any one of numerous species of small rodents belonging to the genus Mus and various related genera of the family Muridae. The common house mouse ( Mus musculus) is found in nearly all countries. The American white- footed, or deer, mouse ( Hesperomys leucopus) sometimes lives in houses. See Dormouse, Meadow mouse, under Meadow, and Harvest mouse, under Harvest.
  6. A knob made on a rope with spun yarn or parceling to prevent a running eye from slipping.
  7. Same as 2d Mousing, 2.
  8. A familiar term of endearment.
  9. A match used in firing guns or blasting.
  10. To watch for and catch mice.
  11. To watch for or pursue anything in a sly manner; to pry about, on the lookout for something.
  12. To tear, as a cat devours a mouse.
  13. To furnish with a mouse; to secure by means of a mousing. See Mouse, n., 2.
  14. A small animal with teeth formed for gnawing, that infests houses, granaries, etc.
  15. To watch for or catch mice; watch for something in a sly manner; pry curiously.
  16. Mouser.
  17. A little rodent animal found in houses and in the flelds:- pl. MICE ( mis).
  18. To catch mice: to watch for slily.
  19. Meuser.
  20. The smallest mammal, a little gnawing quadruped.
  21. To catch mice, watch slily.
  22. To hunt for slyly; prow1; catch mice.
  23. A small rodent infesting houses, etc.
  24. A small rodent quadruped, of the genus runs.
  25. To watch for or catch nice; to watch for slily.

Usage examples for mouse

  1. The Deer sprang in, and the Mouse- deer made him stand on the back of the Pig; then he himself got on the back of the Deer and jumped out of the pit, leaving the other two to their fate. – Children of Borneo by Edwin Herbert Gomes
  2. What's that, a mouse? – Poems of Rural Life in the Dorset Dialect by William Barnes
  3. Mamma jumped up into a chair and gathered her skirts about her, just as though it were a mouse. – Our Young Folks at Home and Abroad by Various
  4. A mouse, I said, Petrie! – The Devil Doctor by Sax Rohmer
  5. " Lie down and sleep," said the Singing Mouse. – The Singing Mouse Stories by Emerson Hough
  6. I reckon I begin to smell a mouse, and I think Mrs. Gray does, too. – Grace Harlowe's Overland Riders on the Great American Desert by Jessie Graham Flower
  7. " Unless they believe we smelled a mouse and acted accordingly," returned Frank. – The Boy Allies Under the Sea by Robert L. Drake
  8. Their table was next ours in the dining room, so close that motor- chat was tossed back and forth, and it appeared that Mr. Tyndal was as proud of his car as a cat of its mouse. – Set in Silver by Charles Norris Williamson and Alice Muriel Williamson
  9. And I think I'm going to like him, Sue, if for no other reason than that he had the sense to be attracted to a plainly- dressed, hard- working little mouse like my Sue- His grandfather ran a livery stable! – Saturday's Child by Kathleen Norris
  10. " She's as poor as a church mouse. – Baby Mine by Margaret Mayo
  11. " Oh, it's a mouse! – Bunny Brown and His Sister Sue Playing Circus by Laura Lee Hope
  12. Then the poor mouse has to suffer. – Stories about Animals: with Pictures to Match by Francis C. Woodworth
  13. And as he thought how, with this knowledge, he could torture her with the fear of discovery, his face took on the look of a cat's when it plays with a mouse it has caught. – Tales from Dickens by Charles Dickens and Hallie Erminie Rives
  14. But it sometimes happens that the mouse may aid the lion." – The Shame of Motley by Raphael Sabatini
  15. " Well, here you are again," said the mouse, " no doubt you have had a merry day." – Household Tales by Brothers Grimm by Grimm Brothers
  16. As he went he saw some little boys beating a poor mouse they had just caught. – The Irish Fairy Book by Various
  17. But I jumped to one side, and when Madeline opened the closet door the mouse ran away. – The Story of a Monkey on a Stick by Laura Lee Hope
  18. " I was walking there, and my wits were running around in the grass like a mouse. – Otto of the Silver Hand by Howard Pyle
  19. The little mouse could live in it. – Libro segundo de lectura by Ellen M. Cyr