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Language: Old English
Origin: mus

mouse

noun
     
mouse
Related topics: Animals, Computers
mouse S2 W3 [countable]
1 plural miceHBA 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 mouse
mouse
2TD plural mousesTD a small object connected to a computer by a wire, which you move with your hand to give instructions to the computer:
Select the printer icon and then click the left mouse button.
3 plural mice informal a quiet, nervous person

➔ play cat and mouse

at cat (4)

; ➔ quiet as a mouse

at quiet1 (1)

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