English version

mouse

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Animals, Computers
mousemouse1 /maʊs/ ●●● S2 W3 noun [countable] 🔊 🔊 1 mice.jpg (plural mice /maɪs/)HBA a small furry animal with a pointed nose and a long tail that lives in people’s houses or in fields 🔊 The cat laid a dead mouse at my feet. 🔊 a field mouse2 (plural mouses)TD a small object that you move with your hand to give instructions to a computer 🔊 Select the printer icon and then click the left mouse button.3 (plural mice) informalNERVOUS a quiet nervous person play cat and mouse at cat(4), → quiet as a mouse at quiet1(1)
Examples from the Corpus
mouseA mouse click on a menu item would do it.a field mouseBill Atkinson quickly hacked a driver program that allowed the mouse to move a cursor on the computer screen.It was the mouse that roared, even if the mouse happens to weigh 286 pounds.The mouse controls a fly swatter.Heatley stayed until 3.30 a.m., when all of the untreated mice had died.
mousemouse2 verb 🔊 🔊 mouse over somethingFrom Longman Business Dictionarymousemouse /maʊs/ noun (plural mouses or mice /maɪs/) [countable]COMPUTING a small object connected to a computer by a wire, which you move around on a flat surface using your hand. You press the buttons to make the computer do certain tasksYou click on the icons with the mouse to go from one program to another.
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