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Mouse meaning

mouse - 13 dictionary results

  1. 1. 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.
  2. 2. A knob made on a rope with spun yarn or parceling to prevent a running eye from slipping.
  3. 3. Same as 2d Mousing, 2.
  4. 4. A familiar term of endearment.
  5. 5. A dark- colored swelling caused by a blow.
  6. 6. A match used in firing guns or blasting.
  7. 7. To watch for and catch mice.
  8. 8. To watch for or pursue anything in a sly manner; to pry about, on the lookout for something.
  9. 9. To tear, as a cat devours a mouse.
  10. 10. To furnish with a mouse; to secure by means of a mousing. See Mouse, n., 2.
  11. 11. Meuser.
  12. 12. The smallest mammal, a little gnawing quadruped.
  13. 13. To catch mice, watch slily.

mouse - examples of usage

  1. Probably Mrs. Peter wouldn't have worried very much if it hadn't been for the warning left by Danny Meadow Mouse. - "Mrs. Peter Rabbit", Thornton W. Burgess.
  2. " I believe Danny Meadow Mouse is right," she continued, " Oh, Peter, you will watch out, won't you?" - "Mrs. Peter Rabbit", Thornton W. Burgess.
  3. What did that funny little Meadow Mouse have to say? - "Mrs. Peter Rabbit", Thornton W. Burgess.
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