Found 2 items, similar to tick.
English → English
n 1: a metallic tapping sound; “he counted the ticks of the
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
[syn: check mark
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
; “the grandfather clock beat midnight”
3: sew; “tick a mattress”
4: put a check mark on or next to; “Please check each name on
; “tick off the items”
, check off
, mark off
, tick off
English → English
, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Ticked
; p. pr. & vb. n.
.] [Probably of imitative origin; cf. D. tikken, LG.
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.
, n. [Abbrev. from ticket.]
Credit; trust; as, to buy on, or upon, tick.
, v. i.
1. To go on trust, or credit.
2. To give tick; to trust.
, n. [OE. tike, teke; akin to D. teek, G. zecke. Cf.
a tick.] (Zo["o]l.)
(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
, a small bean used for feeding horses and other
(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
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. (Zo["o]l.) The whinchat; -- so called from its note.
. (Zo["o]l.) See Deathwatch
, 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.
, n. [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