tick
Pronunciation Noun

tick (plural ticks)

  1. A tiny woodland arachnid of the suborder Ixodida.
    Hypernyms: ectoparasite, arachnid
Translations Noun

tick (plural ticks)

  1. A relatively quiet but sharp sound generally made repeatedly by moving machinery.
    The steady tick of the clock provided a comforting background for the conversation.
  2. A mark on any scale of measurement; a unit of measurement.
    At midday, the long bond is up a tick.
  3. (computing) A jiffy (unit of time defined by basic timer frequency).
  4. (colloquial) A short period of time, particularly a second.
    Synonyms: sec
    I'll be back in a tick.
  5. (video games) A periodic increment of damage or healing caused by an ongoing status effect.
  6. (Australian, NZ, British, Irish) A mark (✓) made to indicate agreement, correctness or acknowledgement.
    Synonyms: checkmark
    Indicate that you are willing to receive marketing material by putting a tick in the box
  7. (birdwatching, slang) A lifer (bird seen by a birdwatcher for the first time) that is uninteresting and routine, thus merely a tick mark on a list.
  8. (ornithology) The whinchat.
Translations
  • French: tic-tac
  • Portuguese: tique
  • Russian: ти́канье
  • Spanish: tictac (clock)
Translations Translations Translations
  • French: marque, coche
  • Italian: segno di spunta
  • Portuguese: tique
  • Russian: га́лочка
Verb

tick (ticks, present participle ticking; past and past participle ticked)

  1. To make a clicking noise similar to the movement of the hands in an analog clock.
  2. To make a tick or checkmark.
  3. (informal) To work or operate, especially mechanically.
    He took the computer apart to see how it ticked.
    I wonder what makes her tick.
  4. To strike gently; to pat.
    • Stand not ticking and toying at the branches.
Translations
  • French: faire tic-tac
  • German: ticken
  • Portuguese: fazer tique-taque
  • Russian: ти́кать
Translations Noun

tick

  1. (uncountable) Ticking.
  2. A sheet that wraps around a mattress; the cover of a mattress, containing the filling.
Synonyms Translations
  • French: taie
  • Russian: (heart) уда́р
Translations
  • Russian: на́волочка
Noun

tick (plural ticks)

  1. (UK, colloquial) Credit, trust.
    Synonyms: credit, trust
    • 1903, Samuel Butler, The Way of All Flesh, ch. 42:
      Immediately he got any money he would pay his debt; if there was any over he would spend it; if there was not—and there seldom was—he would beging to go on tick again.
    • 1974, GB Edwards, The Book of Ebenezer Le Page, New York 2007, p. 190:
      He paid his mother-in-law rent and, when the baker or the butcher or the grocer wouldn't let her have any more on tick, he paid the bills.
Translations Verb

tick (ticks, present participle ticking; past and past participle ticked)

  1. (intransitive) To go on trust, or credit.
  2. (transitive) To give tick; to trust.
Noun

tick (plural ticks)

  1. (obsolete, place names) A goat.
    Tickhill
    Tickham
    Ticknock
    Tickenhall Drive
    Tickenhill Manor
    Tickenhurst



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