Tick

8 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Tick \Tick\, noun [Abbrev. from ticket.] Credit; trust; as, to buy on, or upon, tick.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Tick \Tick\, verb (used without an object)

1. To go on trust, or credit.

2. To give tick; to trust.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Tick \Tick\, noun [OE. tike, teke; akin to D. teek, G. zecke. Cf. {Tike} a tick.] (Zool.) (a) Any one of numerous species of large parasitic mites which attach themselves to, and suck the blood of, cattle, dogs, and many other animals. When filled with blood they become ovate, much swollen, and usually livid red in color. Some of the species often attach themselves to the human body. The young are active and have at first but six legs. (b) Any one of several species of dipterous insects having a flattened and usually wingless body, as the bird ticks (see under {Bird}) and sheep tick (see under {Sheep}).

{Tick bean}, a small bean used for feeding horses and other animals.

{Tick trefoil} (Bot.), a name given to many plants of the leguminous genus {Desmodium}, which have trifoliate leaves, and joined pods roughened with minute hooked hairs by which the joints adhere to clothing and to the fleece of sheep.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Tick \Tick\, noun [LL. techa, teca, L. theca case, Gr. ?, fr. ? to put. See {Thesis}.]

1. The cover, or case, of a bed, mattress, etc., which contains the straw, feathers, hair, or other filling.

2. Ticking. See {Ticking}, noun

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Tick \Tick\, verb (used without an object) [imp. & p. p. {Ticked}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Ticking}.] [Probably of imitative origin; cf. D. tikken, LG. ticken.]

1. To make a small or repeating noise by beating or otherwise, as a watch does; to beat.

2. To strike gently; to pat.

Stand not ticking and toying at the branches. --Latimer.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Tick \Tick\, noun

1. A quick, audible beat, as of a clock.

2. Any small mark intended to direct attention to something, or to serve as a check. --Dickens.

3. (Zool.) The whinchat; -- so called from its note. [Prov. Eng.]

{Death tick}. (Zool.) See {Deathwatch}.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Tick \Tick\, verb (used with an object) To check off by means of a tick or any small mark; to score.

When I had got all my responsibilities down upon my list, I compared each with the bill and ticked it off. --Dickens.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

tick

noun

1: a metallic tapping sound; "he counted the ticks of the clock" [syn: {tick}, {ticking}]

2: any of two families of small parasitic arachnids with barbed proboscis; feed on blood of warm-blooded animals

3: a mark indicating that something has been noted or completed etc.; "as he called the role he put a check mark by each student's name" [syn: {check mark}, {check}, {tick}]

4: a light mattress

verb

1: make a clicking or ticking sound; "The clock ticked away" [syn: {click}, {tick}]

2: make a sound like a clock or a timer; "the clocks were ticking"; "the grandfather clock beat midnight" [syn: {tick}, {ticktock}, {ticktack}, {beat}]

3: sew; "tick a mattress" [syn: {tick}, {retick}]

4: put a check mark on or near or next to; "Please check each name on the list"; "tick off the items"; "mark off the units" [syn: {check}, {check off}, {mark}, {mark off}, {tick off}, {tick}]


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