Meaning of “mouse” in the English Dictionary

"mouse" in British English

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mousenoun

uk /maʊs/ us /maʊs/ plural mice

mouse noun (COMPUTER)

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(Definition of “mouse” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"mouse" in American English

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mousenoun [ C ]

us /mɑʊs/ plural mice /mɑɪs/

mouse noun [ C ] (ANIMAL)

a type of small rodent (= small mammal with sharp teeth) that has short, usually brown, gray, or white hair, a pointed face, and a long tail:

a field mouse
pet mice

mouse noun [ C ] (COMPUTER DEVICE)

a small device with a ball inside that is moved by hand across a flat surface to control the movement of the cursor (= symbol that shows your position) on a computer screen

(Definition of “mouse” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"mouse" in Business English

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mousenoun [ C ]

uk /maʊs/ us plural mouses, or mice IT

a small piece of equipment that you move across a desk etc. in order to move the cursor on your computer screen:

Hold down the control key and click the mouse.
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(Definition of “mouse” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)