1. Noun.  Any small rodent of the genus ''Mus''.
  2. Noun.  (informal) A member of the many small rodent and marsupial species resembling such a rodent.
  3. Noun.  A quiet or shy person.
  4. Noun.  (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. Noun.  (boxing) hematoma.
  6. Verb.  (intransitive) To move cautiously or furtively, in the manner of a mouse (the rodent) (''frequently used in the phrasal verb'' '''to mouse around''').
  7. Verb.  (intransitive) To hunt or catch mice (the rodents), usually of cats.
  8. Verb.  (transitive, nautical) To close the mouth of a hook by a careful binding of marline or wire.
  9. Verb.  (intransitive, computing) To navigate by means of a computer mouse.

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