1. [ noun ] a metallic tapping sound
Synonyms: ticking

"he counted the ticks of the clock"

Related terms: sound ticktock
2. [ verb ] make a clicking or ticking sound
Synonyms: click

"The clock ticked away"

Related terms: go
3. [ verb ] make a sound like a clock or a timer
Synonyms: ticktock ticktack beat

"the clocks were ticking" "the grandfather clock beat midnight"

Related terms: go watch beat
4. [ noun ] (zoology) any of two families of small parasitic arachnids with barbed proboscis; feed on blood of warm-blooded animals
Related terms: acarine soft_tick hard_tick Acarina
5. [ verb ] put a check mark on or next to
Synonyms: check mark_off mark tick_off check_off

"Please check each name on the list" "tick off the items"

Related terms: verify receipt check see
6. [ verb ] sew, as of mattresses
Synonyms: retick

"tick a mattress"

Related terms: sew
7. [ noun ] a mark indicating that something has been noted or completed etc.
Synonyms: check_mark check

"as he called the role he put a check mark by each student's name"

Related terms: mark check
8. [ noun ] a light mattress
Related terms: mattress
Similar spelling:   tic