Definitions for tick

Definitions for (noun) tick

Main entry: tick

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

Main entry: tick

Definition: a light mattress

Main entry: check, check mark, tick

Definition: a mark indicating that something has been noted or completed etc.

Usage: as he called the role he put a check mark by each student's name

Main entry: tick, ticking

Definition: a metallic tapping sound

Usage: he counted the ticks of the clock

Definitions for (verb) tick

Main entry: tick, tick off, mark, mark off, check, check off

Definition: put a check mark on or near or next to

Usage: Please check each name on the list; tick off the items; mark off the units

Main entry: tick, retick

Definition: sew

Usage: tick a mattress

Main entry: tick, ticktack, ticktock, beat

Definition: make a sound like a clock or a timer

Usage: the clocks were ticking; the grandfather clock beat midnight

Main entry: click, tick

Definition: make a clicking or ticking sound

Usage: The clock ticked away

Visual thesaurus for tick