from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- intransitive verb To treat with ridicule or contempt; deride: synonym: ridicule.
- intransitive verb To imitate in fun or derision.
- intransitive verb To mimic or resemble closely.
- intransitive verb To frustrate the hopes or intentions of.
- intransitive verb To cause to appear irrelevant, ineffectual, or impossible.
- intransitive verb To express scorn or ridicule; jeer.
- noun The act of mocking.
- noun An object of scorn or derision.
- adjective Simulated; false; sham.
- adverb In an insincere or pretending manner.
- idiom (make/a) To subject to ridicule; mock.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun Derisive or contemptuous action or speech; also, a bringing into contempt or ridicule.
- noun That which one derides or mocks.
- noun Mimicry; imitation.
- noun A trifle.
- noun Mock turtle.
- Feigned; counterfeit; spurious: as, mock heroism; mock modesty; a mock battle.
- Having close resemblance, as if imitative.
- To treat derisively or contemptuously; make sport of by mimicry, ridicule, or sarcasm; deride.
- To simulate, imitate, or mimic; produce a semblance of.
- To deceive by simulation or pretense: disappoint with false expectation; fool.
- To set at naught; defy.
- Synonyms Ridicule, etc. (see
taunt), jeer at, gibe at, take off, make game of.
- Mimic, Ape, etc. See
- To delude.
- To use ridicule or derision; gibe or jeer; flout: often with at.
- noun A root or stump.
- noun A tuft of sedge.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- intransitive verb To make sport in contempt or in jest; to speak in a scornful or jeering manner.
- noun An act of ridicule or derision; a scornful or contemptuous act or speech; a sneer; a jibe; a jeer.
- noun rare Imitation; mimicry.
- transitive verb To imitate; to mimic; esp., to mimic in sport, contempt, or derision; to deride by mimicry.
- transitive verb To treat with scorn or contempt; to deride.
- transitive verb To disappoint the hopes of; to deceive; to tantalize.
- adjective Imitating reality, but not real; false; counterfeit; assumed; sham.
- adjective (Bot.) a genus of slender umbelliferous herbs (Discopleura) growing in wet places.
- adjective burlesquing the heroic.
- adjective See
- adjective (Zoöl.) the European blackcap.
- adjective (Bot.) a genus of American and Asiatic shrubs (Philadelphus), with showy white flowers in panicled cymes.
Philadelphus coronarius, from Asia, has fragrant flowers; the American kinds are nearly scentless.
- adjective See
- adjective a soup made of calf's head, veal, or other meat, and condiments, in imitation of green turtle soup.
- adjective a fabric made in imitation of velvet. See
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun An
imitation, usually with the connotation that it's one of lesser quality.
- noun Mockery, the act of mocking.
- noun A
practice examset by an educating institution to prepare students for an important exam.
- verb To
mimic, to simulate.
- verb To make fun of by mimicking, to
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
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Temple at Jerusalem, with all that about the 'Mark of the Beast;' that mock (I suppose it was _mock_) miracle, with the fire consuming the sacrifice, and then that awful portent of darkness, thunder, and lightning -- but no rain.
A "rat fink" was an insult, the crazed character created by pioneering artist / car designer "Big Daddy" Roth, and (as "Rat Pfink") the title mock-superhero in the film "Rat Pfink a Boo Boo" by legendary cult film director Ray Dennis Steckler, who also passed away recently.
And we were performing what we call mock transplantation, being sure that as a team, we are ready to go through many hours working together on this particular patient.
My parents used to make what they called mock crab cakes.
If you are unable to make fresh fish stock fom fish bones, you can substitute what I call mock stock in this recipe.
The severed head of the artificial scuttled across the floor, while the body shuddered, spinning on the spot and waving its arms in mock horror that such a fate could befall it.
One hand sliding up and down his shaft, the other remaining in mock salute.
Tutu widens his eyes and opens his mouth in mock indignation.
He began to run away, stark naked, and the youths humoured themselves by sending Ugomma after him in mock pursuit.
Each page of the coloring book will contain mock warnings from the State Department about talking to and sharing crayons with children from other countries who might use these things to make their own coloring books that are better and cheaper.