from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A habitual spasmodic muscular movement or contraction, usually of the face or extremities.
- intransitive v. To have a tic; produce tics.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A local and habitual convulsive motion of certain muscles.
- n. Shortened form of ticket
- v. To exhibit a tic; to undergo convulsive muscle movements.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A local and habitual convulsive motion of certain muscles; especially, such a motion of some of the muscles of the face; twitching; velication; -- called also spasmodic tic.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A habitual spasmodic contraction of certain muscles, especially of the face; twitching; vellication: especially applied to tic-douloureux, or facial neuralgia. See tic-douloureux.
- n. An African beefeater or ox-pecker; an ox-bird. See cuts under Buphaga and Textor.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a local and habitual twitching especially in the face
French.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From French tic (Wiktionary)