Definition of Tick

1. Noun. A metallic tapping sound. "He counted the ticks of the clock"

Exact synonyms: Ticking
Generic synonyms: Sound
Specialized synonyms: Ticktock, Tictac, Tocktact

2. Verb. Make a clicking or ticking sound. "The clock ticked away"
Exact synonyms: Click
Generic synonyms: Go, Sound
Derivative terms: Click, Ticking

3. Noun. Any of two families of small parasitic arachnids with barbed proboscis; feed on blood of warm-blooded animals.
Group relationships: Acarina, Order Acarina
Generic synonyms: Acarine
Specialized synonyms: Hard Tick, Ixodid, Argasid, Soft Tick

4. Verb. Make a sound like a clock or a timer. "The grandfather clock beat midnight"
Exact synonyms: Beat, Ticktack, Ticktock
Generic synonyms: Go, Sound
Derivative terms: Beat, Ticker, Ticking, Ticktock

5. Noun. 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"
Exact synonyms: Check, Check Mark
Generic synonyms: Mark
Derivative terms: Check

6. Verb. Sew. "Tick a mattress"
Exact synonyms: Retick
Generic synonyms: Run Up, Sew, Sew Together, Stitch
Derivative terms: Ticking

7. Noun. A light mattress.
Generic synonyms: Mattress

8. Verb. Put a check mark on or near or next to. "Mark off the units"
Exact synonyms: Check, Check Off, Mark, Mark Off, Tick Off
Related verbs: Check, Check Into, Check Out, Check Over, Check Up On, Go Over, Look Into, Suss Out, Ascertain, Assure, Check, Control, Ensure, Insure, See, See To It
Specialized synonyms: Receipt
Generic synonyms: Verify
Derivative terms: Check

Definition of Tick

1. n. Credit; trust; as, to buy on, or upon, tick.

2. v. i. To go on trust, or credit.

3. n. 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.

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

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

6. n. A quick, audible beat, as of a clock.

7. v. t. To check off by means of a tick or any small mark; to score.

Definition of Tick

1. Noun. (context: fauna) A tiny woodland arthropod of the order Acarina. ¹

2. Noun. A relatively quiet but sharp sound generally made repeatedly by moving machinery. ¹

3. Noun. A mark on any scale of measurement; a unit of measurement. ¹

4. Noun. (computing) A jiffy (unit of time defined by basic timer frequency). ¹

5. Noun. (colloquial) A short period of time, particularly a second. ¹

6. Noun. (Australian NZ British) a mark ((unicode ?)) made to indicate agreement, correctness or acknowledgement; checkmark ¹

7. Verb. To make a clicking noise similar to the movement of the hands in an analog clock. ¹

8. Verb. To make a tick mark. ¹

9. Noun. Ticking. ¹

10. Noun. A sheet that wraps around a mattress. ¹

11. Noun. (UK colloquial) Credit, trust. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Tick

1. to make a recurrent clicking sound [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Medical Definition of Tick

1. 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 colour. Some of the species often attach themselves to the human body. The young are active and have at first but six legs. 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, 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. 3. The whinchat; so called from its note. Death tick. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Tick

ticed
ticement
ticements
tices
tich
tichel
tichels
tiches
tichier
tichiest
tichodrome
tichorrhine
tichy
ticilimumab
ticing
tick (current term)
tick-and-flick
tick-borne disease
tick-borne diseases
tick-borne encephalitis
tick-borne encephalitis virus
tick-borne fever
tick-borne rickettsioses of the eastern hemisphere
tick-borne virus
tick-tack-toe
tick-tock
tick-weed
tick and flick
tick away
tick bite

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