Definition of cursor noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈkɜːsə(r)//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkɜːrsər//
Using a computer
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a small mark on a computer screen that can be moved and that shows the position on the screen where, for example, text will be added Wordfinderbackspace, click, control, cursor, escape, keyboard, return, shift, slash, space bar See related entries: Using a computer Word OriginMiddle English (denoting a runner or running messenger): from Latin, ‘runner’, from curs- ‘run’, from the verb currere.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: cursor