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A computer mouse.
A mouse (rodent).

English

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Etymology

From English mous, from Old English mūs, from Proto-Germanic *mūs, from Proto-Indo-European *muh₂s.

Germanic cognates include Old Frisian mūs, Old Saxon mūs (Dutch muis), Old High German mūs (German Maus), Old Norse mús (Swedish mus, Danish mus, Norwegian mus, Icelandic mús, Faroese mús).

Indo-European cognates include Ancient Greek μῦς (mūs), Latin mūs, Armenian մուկ (mouk), Old Church Slavonic мъішь (myšĭ) (Russian мышь), Albanian , Persian موش (mush), Sanskrit मूष् (mūṣ)

Noun

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Singular
mouse

Plural
mice

mouse (mice)
  1. Any small rodent of the genus Mus
  2. (informal) One of the many small rodent and marsupial species that resemble mouse.
  3. A quiet or shy person.
  4. (computing) (plural mice or, rarely, mouses) An input device that is moved over a pad or other flat surface, its movement being converted into a corresponding movement of a pointer on a graphical display.

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Verb

Infinitive
to mouse

Third person singular
mouses

Simple past
moused

Past participle
moused

Present participle
mousing

to mouse (third-person singular simple present mouses, present participle mousing, simple past and past participle moused)
  1. (intransitive) To move cautiously or furtively, in the manner of a mouse (the rodent) (frequently used in the phrasal verb to mouse around).
  2. (intransitive) To hunt or catch mice (the rodents).
  3. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To close the mouth of a hook by a careful binding of marline or wire.
    Captain Higgins moused the hook with a bit of marline to prevent the block beckets from falling out under slack.

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