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ticks, plural;
  1. (of a clock or other mechanical device) Make regular short sharp sounds, typically for every second of time passing
    • - I could hear the clock ticking
  2. (of time) Pass (used esp. when someone is pressed for time or keenly awaiting an event)
    • - the minutes were ticking away till the actor's appearance
  3. (of a clock or watch) Mark the passing of time with regular short sharp sounds
    • - the little clock ticked the precious minutes away
  4. Proceed or progress
    • - her book was ticking along nicely
  5. Mark (an item) with a check mark, typically to show that it has been chosen, checked, or approved
    • - just tick the appropriate box below
  6. List items one by one in one's mind or during a speech
    • - he ticked the points off on his fingers
Noun
  1. On credit


  1. a metallic tapping sound; "he counted the ticks of the clock"
  2. click: make a clicking or ticking sound; "The clock ticked away"
  3. any of two families of small parasitic arachnids with barbed proboscis; feed on blood of warm-blooded animals
  4. sew; "tick a mattress"
  5. check mark: a mark indicating that something has been noted or completed etc.; "as he called the role he put a check mark by each student's name"
  6. check: put a check mark on or near or next to; "Please check each name on the list"; "tick off the items"; "mark off the units"
  7. Tick is the common name for the small arachnids in superfamily Ixodoidea that, along with other mites, constitute the Acarina. Ticks are ectoparasites (external parasites), living by hematophagy on the blood of mammals, birds, and occasionally reptiles and amphibians. ...
  8. A tick (known as a check mark or check in American English) is a mark (etc.) used to indicate the concept "yes", for example "yes; this has been verified" or, "yes; that is the correct answer". ...
  9. The Tick is a fictional character created by cartoonist Ben Edlund in 1986 as a newsletter mascot for the New England Comics chain of Boston area comic stores. He is an absurdist spoof of comic book superheroes. ...
  10. Futures exchanges establish a minimum amount that the price of a commodity can fluctuate upward or downward. This minimum fluctuation (trade increment) is known as a tick or commodity tick. Hence, a tick is any fluctuation in the price of a security .
  11. The Tick: The Animated Series is an American animated television series adaptation of the New England Comics superhero, The Tick. ...
  12. The Tick is an American sitcom based on the comic book character of the same name. It aired on FOX in late 2001 and was produced by Columbia-TriStar Television. With a pilot airing on November 8, the series only lasted nine episodes on broadcast television. ...
  13. A tiny woodland arthropod of the order Acarina; To make a clicking noise similar to the movement of the hands in an analog clock; To make a tick mark
  14. (ticking) A strong cotton or linen fabric used to cover pillows and mattresses; A sound of something ticking; An illusional style of dance where one moves his or her body to the "tic" of the music creating a strobe or animated effect; A marking that occurs on some horses. ...
  15. (Ticking) A variety of fabrics are known by this name.  The main weave is a closely-woven, thick yarn twill.  Spaced, colored, and natural or white yarns repeated in the warp, and all natural or white in the filling, forming a stripe. ...
  16. (Ticking) A tightly woven, very durable fabric, usually made of cotton, and used for covering mattresses, box springs, pillows, and work clothes. The fabric can be made by using a plain, satin, or twill weave construction.
  17. (Ticking) a wavy distribution of guard hair that differs in color from the undercoat.
  18. (Ticking) The fabric that encases the mattress and the foundation.
  19. (Ticking) Closely woven fabric used to cover mattresses, box springs, pillows, and cushions, historically with a stripe design.
  20. (5. Ticking) the upholstery on the top and sides of the mattress. It can be made of many different fabrics depending on the quality and price of the mattress. Belgium damask, terry cloth, micro fiber etc.
  21. (TICKING) Longer guard hairs, throughout the coat, of a color distinct from the underwool or body fur.
  22. (Ticking) A General Term For A Strong, Tightly Woven Fabric Most Often Used For Mattress And Box Spring Covers But Also For Workwear And Other Apparel. Often Found In A Pattern Of Narrow Stripes On Either Side Of A Wider Stripe. They Are Commonly Dark Warp Stripes On A White Ground.
  23. (Ticking) A strong fabric, commonly of cotton and often in a twill weave, and popularly identified with narrow stripes on a light background.
  24. (Ticking) As seen on the Abyssinian, a term referring to a coat with black flecks.
  25. (Ticking) Closely woven cloth used to contain feathers, etc., in a mattress or pillow.