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  10  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Tick  \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}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Tick  \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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Tick  \Tick\,  n.  [Abbrev.  from  ticket.] 
  Credit;  trust;  as  to  buy  on  or  upon  tick. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Tick  \Tick\,  v.  i. 
  1.  To  go  on  trust,  or  credit. 
 
  2.  To  give  tick;  to  trust. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Tick  \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 
  {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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Tick  \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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Tick  \Tick\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Ticked};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Ticking}.]  [Probably  of  imitative  origin;  cf  D.  tikken,  LG 
  ticken.] 
  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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  tick 
  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  light  mattress 
  v  1:  make  a  clicking  or  ticking  sound;  "The  clock  ticked  away" 
  [syn:  {click}] 
  2:  make  a  sound  like  a  clock  or  a  timer;  "the  clocks  were 
  ticking";  "the  grandfather  clock  beat  midnight"  [syn:  {ticktock}, 
  {ticktack},  {beat}] 
  3:  sew,  as  of  mattresses;  "tick  a  mattress"  [syn:  {retick}] 
 
  From  Jargon  File  (4.2.3,  23  NOV  2000)  [jargon]: 
 
  tick  n.  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  {handwave}d. 
  3.  In  the  FORTH  language,  a  single  quote  character. 
 
 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  tick 
 
  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  {handwave}d.  3.  In  the  FORTH 
  language,  a  single  quote  character. 
 
  [{Jargon  File}] 
 
 




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