What is mouse?

  • (noun): 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 mouse is a ball that rolls on the surface of the pad.
    Example: "A mouse takes much more room than a trackball"
    Synonyms: computer mouse
    See also — Additional definitions below


A mouse (plural: mice) is a small mammal belonging to the order of rodents, characteristically having a pointed snout, small rounded ears, and a long naked or almost hairless tail. The best known mouse species is the common house mouse (Mus musculus). It is also a popular pet. In some places, certain kinds of field mice are also common. This rodent is eaten by large birds such as hawks and eagles. They are known to invade homes for food and occasionally shelter.

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List Of Mammals Of Great Britain - Rodentia
... orcadensis Water Vole Arvicola terrestris Family Muridae (rats, mice and relatives) Harvest Mouse Micromys minutus Wood Mouse Apodemus sylvaticus St Kilda Field Mouse A ... hirtensis Yellow-necked Mouse A ... flavicollis House Mouse Mus musculus St Kilda House Mouse M ...
Pseudomys - Species
... Genus Pseudomys - Australian native mice Ash-grey Mouse, Pseudomys albocinereus Silky Mouse, Pseudomys apodemoides Plains Rat, Pseudomys australis Bolam's Mouse, Pseudomys bolami Kakadu ...
Rollover (web Design) - Different Types of Rollovers
... Zooming rollovers when the mouse is moved over an image/text or button, it increases its size, depending on the limit size the user sets ... link Fading rollovers when the user moves the mouse over an image/text or button, it either fades in or out, depending on the user control link Disjointed rollovers when the mouse is moved over an ...
The Mouse That Roared
... The Mouse That Roared is a 1955 Cold War satirical novel by Irish-American writer Leonard Wibberley, which launched a series of satirical books about an imaginary country in Europe ... Wibberley wrote one prequel (1958's Beware of the Mouse) and three sequels The Mouse on the Moon (1962), The Mouse on Wall Street (1969), and The Mouse that Saved the West (1981) ...

More definitions of "mouse":

  • (verb): Manipulate the mouse of a computer.
  • (noun): Any of numerous small rodents typically resembling diminutive rats having pointed snouts and small ears on elongated bodies with slender usually hairless tails.

Famous quotes containing the word mouse:

    A mouse does not run into the mouth of a sleeping cat.
    —Estonian. Trans. by Ilse Lehiste (1993)

    When out an old mouse bolted in the wheats
    With all her young ones hanging at her teats;
    John Clare (1793–1864)

    Why do precisely these objects which we behold make a world? Why has man just these species of animals for his neighbors; as if nothing but a mouse could have filled this crevice?
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)