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Meaning of TICK

Pronunciation:  tik

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  any of two families of small parasitic arachnids with barbed proboscis; feed on blood of warm-blooded animals
  2. [n]  a light mattress
  3. [n]  a metallic tapping sound; "he counted the ticks of the clock"
  4. [v]  sew, as of mattresses; "tick a mattress"
  5. [v]  make a sound like a clock or a timer; "the clocks were ticking"; "the grandfather clock beat midnight"
  6. [v]  make a clicking or ticking sound; "The clock ticked away"

TICK is a 4 letter word that starts with T.


 Synonyms: beat, click, retick, ticking, ticktack, ticktock
 See Also: Acarina, acarine, argasid, go, hard tick, ixodid, mattress, order Acarina, run up, sew, sew together, soft tick, sound, sound, stitch, ticktock, tictac, tocktact



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Tick\, n. [Abbrev. from ticket.]
    Credit; trust; as, to buy on, or upon, tick.
  2. \Tick\, v. i.
    1. To go on trust, or credit.
    2. To give tick; to trust.
  3. \Tick\, n. [OE. tike, teke; akin to D. teek, G. zecke. Cf.
    {Tike} 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
    {Tick bean}, a small bean used for feeding horses and other
    {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.
  4. \Tick\, 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}, n.
  5. \Tick\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Ticked}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Ticking}.] [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.
  6. \Tick\, n.
    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.
       [Prov. Eng.]
    {Death tick}. (Zo["o]l.) See {Deathwatch}.
  7. \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.
Computing Dictionary

1. A jiffy (sense 1). 2. In simulations, the discrete unit of time that passes between iterations of the simulation mechanism. In AI applications, this amount of time is often left unspecified, since the only constraint of interest is the ordering of events. This sort of AI simulation is often pejoratively referred to as "tick-tick-tick" simulation, especially when the issue of simultaneity of events with long, independent chains of causes is handwaved. 3. In the FORTH language, a single quote character.

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Dream Dictionary
  1. Seeing or be bitten by a tick in your dream, suggests that a relationship or situation is sucking all the energy out of you. Ask yourself what in your life is causing you much exhaustion.
  2. Dreaming that ticks are crawling on you, forewarns of poverty and ill health. Seeing large ticks on animals means that your enemies and conspiring against you to get a hold of your property through unlawful ways. Dreaming that you kill a tick in your dream indicates that you will be distressed over the presence of some enemies nearby.