American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Characteristic of or having to do with comedy.
- adj. Of or relating to comic strips.
- adj. Amusing; humorous: a comic situation involving the family's pets.
- n. A comedian.
- n. A person whose behavior elicits laughter.
- n. Comic strips.
- n. A comic book.
- n. A source of humor in art or life.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Pertaining or relating to or of the nature of comedy, as distinct from tragedy. See comedy and drama.
- Raising mirth; fitted to excite merriment.
- n. A comic actor or singer; a writer of comedies; a comical person.
- adj. being funny
- adj. related to comedy
- n. A comedian
- n. A cartoon story, a graphic novel
- n. UK A children's newspaper
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Relating to comedy, as distinct from tragedy.
- adj. Causing mirth; ludicrous.
- n. obsolete A comedian.
- adj. of or relating to or characteristic of comedy
- adj. arousing or provoking laughter
- n. a professional performer who tells jokes and performs comical acts
- From Latin comicus, from Ancient Greek κωμικός (komikos, "relating to comedy"), from κῶμος (kōmos, "carousal"). (Wiktionary)
- Middle English comice, from Latin cōmicus, from Greek kōmikos, from kōmos, revel. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Once in a company of choice spirits Somebody suggested, when "our leading comic" was being discussed, that it would surely be an original idea and a good speculation to "start a _comic_ Punch.”
“Paul Richter said of all the definitions of the comic: namely, that their sole merit is _to be themselves comic_ and to produce, in reality, the fact, which they vainly try to define logically.”
“Let him be ever so exasperated, a comic song -- _a good comic_ song, mind you -- never fails to soothe him.”
“It was getting depressing," says Rose McGowan, who will play the title comic-book vixen in Red Sonja, due in 2010.”
“While the term comic is associated with western comics and yotsuba is therefore not a comic.”
“She also will add to her geek cred as Jane Foster, an astrophysicist and the love interest of the title comic-book hero in next summer's”
“If Marvel really wanted to support the retailers and let them benefit from the media attention, they would allow them to order more and release the news on the Wednesday the comic is already supposed to be in the stores.”
“The first X-Men movie comes out, and the comic is a Claremont-written mess.”
“While I can't comment on the webisodes ... the comic is a series of limited series.”
“Even though this comic is a media tie-in, it entertained me and made me eager for more.”
These user-created lists contain the word ‘comic’.
A list of words that are odd or words that I have looked up.
words that make you smile...
can be funny words, oxymorons or words describing laughter and fun.
Words ending in ic, tic or nic.
Bits from the predictably odd and chaotic Spike Milligan book of this title. He writes in diary-style about his service in the British Army's World War II campaign in Italy.
"I admit the way...
Words I like to use or would like to use in the near future. Totally random.
Looking for tweets for comic.