American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To copy or imitate closely, especially in speech, expression, and gesture; ape.
- v. To copy or imitate so as to ridicule; mock: always mimicking the boss. See Synonyms at imitate.
- v. To resemble closely; simulate: an insect that mimics a twig.
- v. To take on the appearance of.
- n. One who imitates, especially:
- n. An actor or actress in a mime.
- n. One who practices the art of mime.
- n. One who copies or mimics others, as for amusement.
- n. A copy or an imitation.
- adj. Relating to, acting as, resembling, or characteristic of a mimic or mimicry.
- adj. Tending to imitate; imitative.
- adj. Make-believe; mock: a mimic battle.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Acting as a mime; given to or practising imitation; imitative: as, a mimic actor.
- Pertaining to mimicry or imitation; exhibiting, characterized by, or employed in simulation or mimicry; mimicking; simulating: as, the mimic stage; mimic action or gestures.
- Consisting of or resulting from imitation; simulated; mock: often implying a copy or imitation: as, a mimic battle; the mimic royalty of the stage.
- n. One who or that which imitates or mimics; specifically, an actor.
- n. An imitation; anything copied from or made in imitation of something else.
- To act in imitation of; simulate a likeness to; imitate or copy in speech or action, either mockingly or seriously.
- To produce an imitation of; make something similar or corresponding to; copy in form, character, or quality.
- Specifically, in zoology and botany, to imitate, simulate, or resemble (something else) in form, color, or other characteristic; assume the character or appearance of (some other object). See mimicry, 3. Synonyms Ape, Mock, etc. See
- v. to imitate, especially in order to ridicule
- v. biology to take on the appearance of another, for protection or camouflage
- n. a person who practices mimicry, or mime
- adj. Pertaining to mimicry; imitative.
- adj. Mock, pretended.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Imitative; mimetic.
- adj. Consisting of, or formed by, imitation; imitated.
- adj. (Min.) Imitative; characterized by resemblance to other forms; -- applied to crystals which by twinning resemble simple forms of a higher grade of symmetry.
- n. One who imitates or mimics, especially one who does so for sport; a copyist; a buffoon.
- v. To imitate or ape for sport; to ridicule by imitation.
- v. (Biol.) To assume a resemblance to (some other organism of a totally different nature, or some surrounding object), as a means of protection or advantage.
- adj. constituting an imitation
- n. someone who mimics (especially an actor or actress)
- v. imitate (a person or manner), especially for satirical effect
- From Latin mimicus, from Ancient Greek μιμικός (mimikos, "belonging to mimes"), from μῖμος (mimos, "imitator, actor"); see mime. (Wiktionary)
- From Latin mīmicus, mimic, from Greek mīmikos, from mīmos, imitator, mime. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“And, if you continue in the chapter you find that the natural selection this would mimic is credited for the advance of superior nations like the United States, and that the high quality people in Canada are those coming from western Europe.”
“He sat there gazing right and left and amusing himself with watching the merchants and passers-by, and as he was thus engaged behold, there came into the bazar a Persian riding on a she-mule and carrying behind him a damsel; as she were argent of alloy free or a fish Balti447 in mimic sea or a doe-gazelle on desert lea.”
“A clink of lunch-pails swinging as they clash in mimic fray,”
“Alongside the plodders skipped and ran, rushed back and forth the younger, frivolous characters, kicking up their heels, biting at one another, or lowering their horns in short mimic charges -- gay, animated flankers to the main army.”
“For an hour she crouched on the floor, listening to the heavy voices of the men rumbling up and down in mimic thunder.”
“A type of Him who was the great sin-bearer, not in mimic show as Ezekiel, but in reality”
“Whatever way it worked, the final result was a machine intelligence that could reproduce - some philosophers still preferred to use the word "mimic" - most of the activities of the human brain - and with far greater speed and reliability.”
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“Hence time is aptly described as a mimic of eternity that seeks to break up in its fragmentary flight the permanence of its exemplar.”
“(His titles mimic the fragmented and compressed lexicon of e-chatter.)”
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