from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To copy or imitate closely, especially in speech, expression, and gesture; ape.
- transitive v. To copy or imitate so as to ridicule; mock: always mimicking the boss. See Synonyms at imitate.
- transitive v. To resemble closely; simulate: an insect that mimics a twig.
- transitive 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.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. to imitate, especially in order to ridicule
- v. 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.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Imitative; mimetic.
- adj. Consisting of, or formed by, imitation; imitated.
- adj. 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.
- transitive v. To imitate or ape for sport; to ridicule by imitation.
- transitive v. To assume a resemblance to (some other organism of a totally different nature, or some surrounding object), as a means of protection or advantage.
from The 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.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- 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 mīmicus, mimic, from Greek mīmikos, from mīmos, imitator, mime.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin mimicus, from Ancient Greek μιμικός (mimikos, "belonging to mimes"), from μῖμος (mimos, "imitator, actor"); see mime. (Wiktionary)