tick

See also: Tick

tick - English

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /tɪk/
  • Homophone: tic

Noun

tick (plural ticks)

  1. A tiny woodland arachnid of the suborder Ixodida.

Derived terms

Translations

  • Abkhaz: а-па́ҿа (a-pʼáĉʼa)
  • Adyghe: мэлхьэпӏацӏэ (melḥepʼaacʼe)
  • Afrikaans: bosluis
  • Alabama: satani
  • Albanian: rriqër (sq) m, këpushë (sq) f
  • Arabic: قُرَادَة f (qurāda) (one), قُرَاد m (qurād) (collective)
  • Aramaic:
    • Classical Syriac: ܩܪܕܐ m (qardā, qerdā)
  • Aragonese: caparra (an) f
  • Armenian: տիզ (hy) (tiz)
  • Assamese: চিকৰা (sikora)
  • Aymara: jamak’u
  • Azerbaijani: gənə (az)
  • Bashkir: талпан (talpan)
  • Basque: akain, kapar
  • Belarusian: клешч m (klješč)
  • Breton: tarlask (br) m, teureug (br) m
  • Bulgarian: къ́рлеж (bg) m (kǎ́rlež)
  • Burmese: မွှား (my) (hmwa:)
  • Cashinahua: yanan
  • Catalan: paparra (ca) f, caparra (ca) f (regional)
  • Chamicuro: shaki'su
  • Cherokee: ᎫᎫ (gugu)
  • Chinese:
    • Cantonese:  (yue) (pei4)
    • Mandarin:  (zh) ()
  • Coptic: ⲥⲓⲃ m (sib) (Sahidic), ⲥⲓⲡ m (sip) (Bohairic)
  • Corsican: zecca f
  • Czech: klíště (cs) n
  • Danish: flåt c
  • Dutch: teek (nl) m or f
  • Dyirbal: (please verify) bayi daynyjar (Guwal), (please verify) bayi dimaniny (Jalnguy)
  • Esperanto: iksodo
  • Estonian: puuk
  • Finnish: punkki (fi)
  • French: tique (fr) f
  • Friulian: cečhe f
  • Galician: carracha (gl) f, carracho (gl) m, carrapata (gl) f, carrapato (gl) m, carraza (gl) f
  • Georgian: ტკიპა (ka) (ṭḳiṗa)
  • German: Zecke (de) f, Zeck (de) m (South German, Austrian)
  • Greek: τσιμπούρι (el) n (tsimpoúri)
  • Guaraní: jatevu
  • Harari: ቁርዱድ (ḳurdud)
  • Hebrew: קַרְצִיָּה (he) f (kartsiyá)
  • Hindi: टिक (hi) (ṭik), किलनी (hi) (kilnī)
  • Hungarian: kullancs (hu)
  • Icelandic: blóðmaur (is) m
  • Ido: zeko (io)
  • Indonesian: caplak (id)
  • Irish: sceartán m, ceartán m
  • Italian: zecca (it) f
  • Japanese: だに (ja) (dani), ごさらぎ (gosaragi) (dialect)
  • Javanese: ꦕꦥ꧀ꦭꦏ꧀ (caplak)
  • Kazakh: кене (kene)
  • Khmer: ដង្កែ (km) (dɑngkae)
  • Kikuyu: ngũkũma class 9/10, ngũha class 9/10 (cattle-pestering)
  • Korean: 진드기 (ko) (jindeugi)
  • Koyraboro Senni: nkanji
  • Kurdish:
    • Central Kurdish: گەنە (ckb) (gene)
  • Kyrgyz: кене (kene)
  • Lak: суцӏ (sucʼ)
  • Lao: ເຫັບ (hep)
  • Latin: ricinus m
  • Latvian: ērce m
  • Lithuanian: erkė m
  • Low German: Teek f
  • Lower Sorbian: klěšć m
  • Luiseño: toróoshanat
  • Luxembourgish: Zéck
  • Macedonian: крлеж m (krlež)
  • Machiguenga: pachíto
  • Malagasy: kongona (mg)
  • Malay: sengkenit
  • Malayalam: ചെള്ള് (ml) (ceḷḷŭ)
  • Maltese: qurdiena f
  • Manx: carthan
  • Marathi: गोचीड (gocīḍ)
  • Mingrelian: გირჯღიბე (girǯɣibe), ბაჭა (bač̣a)
  • Mongolian: хачиг (mn) (xačig)
  • Navajo: yaaʼ
  • Nogai: касарткы (kasartkı)
  • Norman: lâque f (Jersey)
  • Norwegian: flått m
  • Ojibwe: ezigaa
  • Omaha-Ponca: ttáðazáppa
  • Oriya: ଟିଙ୍କ (or) (ṭiṅkô)
  • Oromo: shilmii, silmii
  • Palantla Chinantec: chi³mai³
  • Persian: کنه (fa) (kane)
  • Punjabi: ਚਿੱਚੜ m (ciccaṛ)
  • Pitjantjatjara: uta
  • Polish: kleszcz (pl) m anim
  • Portuguese: carrapato (pt) m, carraça f
  • Quapaw: ttádazíppa
  • Quechua: amaku, hamak'u, jamak'u, amuku, agta
  • Romanian: căpușă (ro) f
  • Romansch: raischen m, zecca f
  • Russian: клещ (ru) m (klešč)
  • Scottish Gaelic: gartan
  • Serbo-Croatian:
  • Severn Ojibwa: omanichooshimi
  • Sinhalese: කිණිතුල්ලෝ (kiṇitullō)
  • Slovak: kliešť m
  • Slovene: klošč m
  • Spanish: garrapata (es) f, rezno (es) m
  • Sudovian: erke f
  • Svan: ღჷჯგ (ɣəǯg)
  • Swahili: kupe (sw)
  • Swedish: fästing (sv) c
  • Tagalog: kato (tl), garapata
  • Tajik: кана (kana)
  • Tamil: உண்ணி (ta) (uṇṇi)
  • Thai: เห็บ (th) (hèp)
  • Tigre: ቀራድ (ḳärad)
  • Tigrinya: ቍርዲድ (ḳʷərdid)
  • Turkish: kene (tr)
  • Turkmen: sakyrtga
  • Udmurt: лемтэй (ľemtej)
  • Ukrainian: кліщ (uk) m (klišč)
  • Upper Sorbian: klěšć m
  • Urdu: ٹک (ṭik), کلنی (kilnī)
  • Uzbek: kana (uz)
  • Vietnamese: bét (vi), ve (vi)
  • Võro: puutäi
  • Warlpiri: lutu
  • Welsh: torogen f
  • Wolof: weteñ wi (wo)
  • Yiddish: קליעשטש m (klyeshtsh)
  • Yucatec Maya: pech

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.
    • Synonym: 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. (Australia, New Zealand, Britain, Ireland) A mark () made to indicate agreement, correctness or acknowledgement.
    • Synonym: checkmark
    • Indicate that you are willing to receive marketing material by putting a tick in the box
  7. (birdwatching) A bird seen (or heard) by a birdwatcher, for the first time that day, year, trip, etc., and thus added to a list of observed birds.
  8. (ornithology) The whinchat.

Derived terms

Translations

  • Bulgarian: тиктакане (bg) n (tiktakane)
  • Chinese:
    • Mandarin: 滴答聲滴答声 (zh) (dīdāshēng)
  • Czech: tikot m
  • Dutch: getik (nl) n
  • Finnish: tikitys (fi), raksutus (fi)
  • French: tic-tac (fr) m
  • Maori: tatetate
  • Portuguese: tique (pt) m
  • Russian: ти́канье (ru) n (tíkanʹje)
  • Spanish: tictac (es) m (clock)
  • Swedish: tick (sv) n

Verb

tick (third-person singular simple present ticks, present participle ticking, simple 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, intransitive) 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.
  5. (birdwatching, transitive) To add (a bird) to a list of birds that have been seen (or heard).

Derived terms

Translations


Noun

tick (countable and uncountable, plural ticks)

  1. (uncountable) Ticking.
  2. A sheet that wraps around a mattress; the cover of a mattress, containing the filling.

Synonyms

Derived terms

Translations

  • Finnish: tikitys (fi), raksutus (fi)
  • French: taie (fr) f
  • Russian: (heart) уда́р (ru) m (udár), (clock, watch) ти́канье (ru) (tíkanʹje)
  • Bulgarian: дюшеклък m (djušeklǎk)
  • Dutch: (fabric) (please verify) tijk (nl) n, (object made of it) (please verify) tijk (nl) m
  • Russian: на́волочка (ru) f (návoločka), чехо́л (ru) m (čexól)

Noun

tick (uncountable)

  1. (UK, colloquial) Credit, trust.

Translations

Verb

tick (third-person singular simple present ticks, present participle ticking, simple 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

Usage notes

  • Nowadays only found in place names. Fell out of common usage in the 13th century.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing. (See the entry for tick in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913)

tick - German

Verb

tick

  1. singular imperative of ticken

tick - Swedish

Noun

tick n

  1. tick (quiet but sharp sound)

Declension

Declension of tick 
Meaning and Definition of tick
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