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Definition from Wiktionary, a free dictionary

A computer mouse.
A mouse (rodent).





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




mouse (plural mice)

  1. Any small rodent of the genus Mus
  2. (informal) A member of the many small rodent and marsupial species resembling such a rodent.
  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 to produce a corresponding movement of a pointer on a graphical display.
  5. (boxing) hematoma


  • (input device): computer mouse


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to mouse

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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. (transitive, nautical) 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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  • Anagrams of emosu
  • moues



mouse m. inv.

  1. (computing) mouse (for a PC)

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See computer mouse for the computer pointing device.
Fossil range: Late Miocene - Recent
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Superfamily: Muroidea
Family: Muridae
Subfamily: Murinae
Genus: Mus
Linnaeus, 1758

A mouse (plural mice) is a rodent, which is a kind of mammal. These small animals are often used in science experiments, or sometimes kept as pets. Some mice carry diseases. This causes some people to think of mice as disgusting pests. Many other people think mice are cute and fun animals.

Because mice are rodents, they are related to squirrels, rats, and beavers. The words rat and mouse are sometimes used to mean the same animal, but that is not correct. Mice eat weeds, seeds, berries, and more. They are eaten by owls, foxes, and cats, amongst others.


Types of mice

House Mouse

Main Article: House mouse

 These mice are very common. They are usually treated as pests and sneak into cars and houses. 


Main article: Vole

(not to be confused with moles).

These are short-tailed mice. Female (girl) voles may have 17 litters (groups of babies) a year, with 4-9 babies in each litter.

Deer mouse

These mice live in forests (which is where they get their name, because they live around deer in the forest).

The aggressive grasshopper mouse sometimes eats other mice.

Mice in media

Two mice found in popular culture are Disney characters: Mickey and Minnie Mouse. Though they are mice, they can walk, talk, and act like people.

Chuck E. Cheese is another famous mouse. He is the mascot of Chuck E. Cheese's pizza restaurants.

Look up Mus in Wikispecies, a directory of species

Citable sentences

Up to date as of December 25, 2010

Here are sentences from other pages on Mouse, which are similar to those in the above article.

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