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tick

noun

1 tick

A metallic tapping sound:
— He counted the ticks of the clock.

synonym: ticking.

Roget 805: credit, trust, tick, score, tally, account.    letter of credit, circular note; duplicate; mortgage, lien, debenture, paper credit, floating capital; ... show more

Dutch: tel
Polish: cykot, tykot



2 tick

Any of two families of small parasitic arachnids with barbed proboscis; feed on blood of warm-blooded animals.

Dutch: teek
Polish: kleszcz

3 tick

A mark indicating that something has been noted or completed etc..

synonyms: check, check mark.

Roget 550: indication; symbolism, symbolization; semiology, semiotics, semeiology, semeiotics; Zeitgeist.    [means of recognition: property] characteristic, diagnostic; lineament, feature, ... show more

Dutch: aankruisen, aanstrepen, afvinken, vink
Polish: fajeczka, fajka, ptaszek

4 tick

A light mattress.

verb

1 tick

Make a clicking or ticking sound:
— The clock ticked away.

synonym: click.

Dutch: rikketikken, tikken, tiktakken

2 tick

Make a sound like a clock or a timer:
— The clocks were ticking.

synonyms: beat, ticktack, ticktock.

Roget 407: roll, drum, rumble, rattle, clatter, patter, clack; bombinate.    hum, trill, shake; chime, peal, toll; ... show more

Roget 314: oscillate; vibrate, librate; alternate, undulate, wave; rock, swing; pulsate, beat; wag, waggle; nod, bob, ... show more

3 tick

Sew:
— Tick a mattress.

synonym: retick.

4 tick

Put a check mark on or near or next to:
— Tick off the items.

synonyms: check, check off, mark, mark off, tick off.


Moby thesaurus: act, arachnid, arthropod, bank credit, be effective, be in action, beat, bedbug, beetle, birthmark, blaze, blaze a trail, blemish, bloodsucker, blotch, book credit, borrowing power, brand, breath, bug ... show more.

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