tick /ˈtɪk/ 名詞
Tick n. Credit; trust; as, to buy on, or upon, tick.
Tick, v. i.
1. To go on trust, or credit.
2. To give tick; to trust.
Tick, n. 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.
1. The cover, or case, of a bed, mattress, etc., which contains the straw, feathers, hair, or other filling.
2. Ticking. See Ticking, n.
Tick, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Ticked p. pr. & vb. n. Ticking.]
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.
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.
3. Zool. The whinchat; -- so called from its note. [Prov. Eng.]
Death tick. Zool. See Deathwatch.
Tick, v. t. 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.
n 1: a metallic tapping sound; "he counted the ticks of the
clock" [syn: 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]
4: a light mattress
v 1: make a clicking or ticking sound; "The clock ticked away"
2: make a sound like a clock or a timer; "the clocks were
ticking"; "the grandfather clock beat midnight" [syn: ticktock,
3: sew; "tick a mattress" [syn: retick]
4: put a check mark on or next to; "Please check each name on
the list"; "tick off the items" [syn: check, check off,
mark, mark off, tick off]