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Definition 1: any of numerous small rodents typically resembling diminutive rats having pointed snouts and small ears on elongated bodies with slender usually hairless tails - [noun denoting animal]

(mouse is a kind of ...) relatively small placental mammals having a single pair of constantly growing incisor teeth specialized for gnawing

(... is a kind of mouse ) brownish-grey Old World mouse now a common household pest worldwide

(... is a kind of mouse ) small reddish-brown Eurasian mouse inhabiting e.g. cornfields

(... is a kind of mouse ) any nocturnal Old World mouse of the genus Apodemus inhabiting woods and fields and gardens

(... is a kind of mouse ) a mouse with a genetic defect that prevents them from growing hair and also prevents them from immunologically rejecting human cells and tissues; widely used in preclinical trials

(... is a kind of mouse ) any of various New World woodland mice

Definition 2: a hand-operated electronic device that controls the coordinates of a cursor on your computer screen as you move it around on a pad; on the bottom of the device is a ball that rolls on the surface of the pad - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where mouse or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a mouse takes much more room than a trackball

Synonyms for mouse in the sense of this definition

(mouse is a kind of ...) a device that accomplishes its purpose electronically

(mouse is a part of ...) a push button on the mouse

Definition 3: person who is quiet or timid - [noun denoting person]

(mouse is a kind of ...) a human being

"there was too much for one person to do"

Definition 4: a swollen bruise caused by a blow to the eye - [noun denoting state]

Synonyms for mouse in the sense of this definition

(mouse is a kind of ...) an injury that doesn't break the skin but results in some discoloration

Definition 5: manipulate the mouse of a computer - [verb of contact]

(mouse is a kind of ...) hold something in one's hands and move it

Definition 6: to go stealthily or furtively - [verb of motion]

Samples where mouse or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • ..stead of sneaking around spying on the neighbor's house

Synonyms for mouse in the sense of this definition

(mouse is a kind of ...) use one's feet to advance; advance by steps

"Walk, don't run!" "We walked instead of driving" "She walks with a slight limp" "The patient cannot walk yet" "Walk over to the cabinet"

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