Leopard vs Mice - What's the difference?

leopard | mice |

As nouns the difference between leopard and mice

is that leopard is leopard (a large wild cat with a spotted coat, panthera pardus) while mice is (mouse).


Alternative forms

* lybard * libbard


(en noun)
  • Panthera pardus , a large wild cat with a spotted coat, indigenous to Africa and Asia.
  • * 1990 , Dorothy L. Cheney, How Monkeys See the World: Inside the Mind of Another Species , 1992, page 284,
  • During all such cases when we were present they responded by giving repeated alarm calls, even when the leopard' was already feeding on a carcass. We wanted to determine whether vervets knew enough about the behavior of '''leopards''' to recognize that, even in the absence of a '''leopard''', a carcass in a tree signaled the same potential danger as did a ' leopard itself.
  • * 1998 , Oded Borowski, Every Living Thing: Daily Use of Animals in Ancient Israel , page 201,
  • The leopard (Panthera pardus'' or ''Felis pardus cf tulliana ) is a close relative of the lion, but biblical references mentioning it are very few, suggesting that it was not as common.
  • * 2005 , Richard Ellis, Tiger Bone & Rhino Horn: The Destruction of Wildlife for Traditional Chinese Medicine , page 197,
  • Leopard skins have always been desirable commodities because of their spectacular spotted patterns.
  • Either of two similar large cats native to Asia, also with spotted coats: Neofelis nebulosa'' (clouded leopard) or ''Uncia uncia (snow leopard).
  • * 2005 , Eric Dinerstein, Tigerland and Other Unintended Destinations , page 81,
  • There are plenty of beautiful cats among the thirty-nine species in the Felidae family, but the three leopards'—clouded, common, and snow—may be the most visually stunning. Cloaked in the most beautiful fur of any cat, the reclusive clouded ' leopard is the Greta Garbo of the lot; it lives a solitary life in the remote jungles of Asia, from Nepal to Borneo.
  • Specifically, a male leopard ; in contrast to leopardess .
  • (heraldiccharge) A lion passant guardant.
  • Synonyms

    * (Panthera pardus) common leopard

    Derived terms

    * a leopard cannot change its spots * clouded leopard * common leopard * leopardess * leopard cat * leopard complex * leopard frog * leopard gecko * leopard moth * leopard seal * leopard shark * leopard tortoise * leopard's head * leopardsbane * Louisiana Catahoula leopard dog * snow leopard


    * panther


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  • (mouse)
  • Anagrams

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  • Any small rodent of the genus Mus .
  • *
  • *:At twilight in the summer there is never anybody to fear—man, woman, or cat—in the chambers and at that hour the mice come out. They do not eat parchment or foolscap or red tape, but they eat the luncheon crumbs.
  • (lb) A member of the many small rodent and marsupial species resembling such a rodent.
  • A quiet or shy person.
  • (lb) (plural'' mice''' ''or, rarely,'' ' mouses ) An input device that is moved over a pad or other flat surface to produce a corresponding movement of a pointer on a graphical display.
  • (lb) Hematoma.
  • (lb) A turn or lashing of spun yarn or small stuff, or a metallic clasp or fastening, uniting the point and shank of a hook to prevent its unhooking or straighening out.
  • (lb)
  • :(Shakespeare)
  • A match used in firing guns or blasting.
  • (lb) A small model of (a fragment of) (Zermelo-Fraenkel set theory) with desirable properties (depending on the context).
  • Hypernyms

    * (small rodent) rodent

    Coordinate terms

    * (small rodent) rat * (input device) joystick, trackpad, trackball, pointing stick

    Derived terms

    * (as) quiet as a mouse * cat and mouse * church mouse * deer mouse * dormouse * fieldmouse * house mouse * kangaroo mouse * mouseable, mousable * mouse button * mouse click * mouse-ear * mouse mat * mouse pad * mouser * mousetrap * mousy * optical mouse * play cat and mouse * poor as a church mouse * when the cat's away the mice will play


  • To move cautiously or furtively, in the manner of a mouse (the rodent) (frequently used in the phrasal verb to mouse around ).
  • To hunt or catch mice (the rodents), usually of cats.
  • (nautical) To close the mouth of a hook by a careful binding of marline or wire.
  • Captain Higgins moused the hook with a bit of marline to prevent the block beckets from falling out under slack.
  • (computing) To navigate by means of a computer mouse.
  • * 1988 , MacUser: Volume 4
  • I had just moused to the File menu and the pull-down menu repeated the menu bar's hue a dozen shades lighter.
  • * 2009 , Daniel Tunkelang, Faceted Search (page 35)
  • Unlike the Flamenco work, the Relation Browser allows users to quickly explore a document space using dynamic queries issued by mousing over facet elements in the interface.
  • (obsolete, nonce, transitive) To tear, as a cat devours a mouse.
  • * Shakespeare
  • [Death] mousing the flesh of men.

    Derived terms

    * mouse around * mouse over * mouser

    See also

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