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mouse (bruise)

Definition:

a swollen bruise caused by a blow to the eye

Class:

state noun (stable states of affairs)

Plural:

mice

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Synonyms:

black eye | shiner

Etymology:

Old English mus "small rodent", also "muscle", from Proto-Germanic *mus (compare...
(Source: Online Etymology)  [more]

All senses of mouse...

Definition references  (+images)

Wikipedia:

Black eye | periorbital hematoma | shiner

ecchymosis around the eye commonly due to an injury to the face rather than eye injury. The name is given due to the color of bruising. The so-called black eye is caused by bleeding beneath the skin and around the eye. Sometimes, a black eye indicates... (46 of 645 words, 2 images)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Black eye

Black eye (disambiguation)

A black eye is an injury. Black eye may also refer to: Blackeye, or Black-eyed pea, a subspecies of Cowpea, a type of bean | "Blackeye", a song by Toto from Tambu | Black Eye (album) | Black eye (drink), a cup of coffee with two shots of espresso in it... (48 of 181 words, 11 definitions)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Black eye (disambiguation)

Wiktionary:

black eye | black eyes [plural] | shiner [synonym]

An eye which has been bruised showing noticeable hematoma, especially after receiving a blow. (14 of 15 words, 1 image)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/black eye

Collins Dictionary:

black eye

bruising round the eye (4 of 456 words, 9 usage examples)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/black-eye

Oxford Dictionary:

black eye

an area of bruised skin around the eye resulting from a blow (12 of 54 words, 1 usage example)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/black-eye

Merriam-Webster:

black eye | defeat [synonym, sense-specific] | setback [synonym, sense-specific]

a discoloration of the skin around the eye from bruising | "defeat", "setback" ; a bad reputation (16 of 47 words, 2 definitions)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/black eye

Macmillan British Dictionary:

black eye [countable] | black eyes [plural]

a dark mark that forms on the skin around your eye as a result of being hit (17 of 46 words)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/black-eye

Random House Dictionary:

black eye

discoloration of the skin around the eye, resulting from a blow, bruise, etc. | a mark of shame, dishonor, etc.. | damaged reputation. (21 of 44 words, 3 definitions, 2 usage examples)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/black-eye

New World Dictionary:

black eye

an eye with a very dark iris | a discoloration of the skin or flesh surrounding an eye, resulting from a sharp blow or contusion | [United States, ... (26 of 37 words, 3 definitions)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/black-eye

Cambridge Dictionary:

black eye

an eye where the skin around it has gone dark because it has been hit (15 of 32 words, 1 usage example)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/black-eye

American Heritage Dictionary:

black eye

A bruised discoloration of the flesh surrounding the eye, often resulting from a blow. | A dishonored reputation; a bad name. (20 of 23 words, 2 definitions)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/black-eye

Britannica Encyclopedia:

shiner [fish]

any of several small North American fishes of the minnow group. (11 of 12 words, 1 image)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/666649​/shiner

Columbia Encyclopedia:

minnow | Cyprinus carpio [species] | chub | dace

common name for the Cyprinidae, a large family of freshwater fish which includes the carp, and of which there are some 300 American species. The ... (25 of 317 words)

www​.infoplease​.com​/ce​6​/sci​/A​0833326​.html

Encarta Dictionary:

black eye | black eyes [plural]

an area of bruising around somebody's eye (7 of 19 words)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861686265​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Online Etymology:

mouse

Origin: Old English mus "small rodent", also "muscle", from Proto-Germanic *mus (compare Old Norse, Old Frisian, Middle Dutch mus, German ... (19 of 85 etymology words)

www​.etymonline​.com​/index​.php term=mouse

New World Dictionary:

mouse | mice [plural] | moused [past tense] | mousing [present participle]

Origin: the shape, motions required for use, and trailing tail-like cord of the earliest devices | Middle English mous from Old English mus, ... (21 of 39 etymology words)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/mouse

Oxford Dictionary:

mouse | mice [plural] | mouses [sense-specific, plural]

Origin: Old English mūs, (plural) mȳs, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch muis and German Maus, from an Indo-European root shared by Latin and Greek mus

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/mouse

Collins Dictionary:

mouse

Origin: Old English mūs; compare Old Saxon mūs, German Maus, Old Norse mūs, Latin mūs, Greek mūs

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/mouse

Wiktionary:

mouse | mice [plural] | moused [past tense] | mousing [present participle] | mouses [3rd-person singular present]

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

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/mouse

American Heritage Dictionary:

mouse | mice [plural] | moused [past tense] | mousing [present participle] | mouses [3rd-person singular present]

Origin: Middle English mous, from Old English mūs; see mūs- in Indo-European roots.

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/mouse

Merriam-Webster:

mouse [entry 1, noun] | mice [plural] | mouses [sense-specific, plural]

First use: before 12th century

Origin: Middle English, from Old English mūs; akin to Old High German mūs mouse, Latin mus, Greek mys mouse, muscle

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/mouse

Encarta Dictionary:

mouse [entry 2] | mice [plural] | mouses [plural] | moused [past tense] | mousing [present participle]

Origin: Old English mūs from Indo-European

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861679152​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Wiktionary:

mouse | mice [plural] | moused [past tense] | mousing [present participle] | mouses [3rd-person singular present]

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "mouse"

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/mouse

Macmillan British Dictionary:

mouse [countable] | mice [plural]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "mouse"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/mouse

mouse [verb] | moused over [past tense] | mousing over [present participle] | mouses over [3rd-person singular present]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "mouse"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/mouse 11

Macmillan American Dictionary:

mouse [countable, noun] | mice [plural]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "mouse"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/mouse

mouse [verb] | moused over [past tense] | mousing over [present participle] | mouses over [3rd-person singular present]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "mouse"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/mouse 11

Cambridge Dictionary:

mouse [entry 2] | mice [plural]

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "mouse"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "mouse"

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/mouse 2

mouse [entry 3] | mice [plural]

Audio: North American English pronunuciation of "mouse"

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/mouse 3

the Free Dictionary:

mouse

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "mouse"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "mouse"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "mouse" by speech synthesizer

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/mouse

Google Dictionary:

mouse | mice [plural] | mouses [plural] | moused [past tense] | mousing [present participle]

Audio: English pronunciation of "mouse"

www​.google​.com​/#hl=en&tbs=dfn​:1&fp=1&q=mouse

Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

mouse

Audio: North American pronunciation of "mouse"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=mouse​001 word=mouse

mouse

Audio: North American pronunciation of "mouse"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=mouse​003 word=mouse

YourDictionary Audio:

mouse

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "mouse" by speech synthesizer

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/mouse

freedictionary.org:

Mouse

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "Mouse" by speech synthesizer

freedictionary​.org​/ Query=mouse

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