Definitions for MIMICˈmɪm ɪk

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

mim•icˈmɪm ɪk(v.; n.; adj.)-icked, -ick•ing

  1. (v.t.)to imitate or copy in action, speech, etc., often playfully or derisively.

  2. to imitate in a servile or unthinking way.

  3. to be an imitation of; simulate; resemble closely.

  4. (n.)a person or thing that mimics, esp. a performer skilled at mimicking others.

  5. a copy or imitation of something.

  6. a performer in a mime.

  7. (adj.)imitating or copying something, often on a smaller scale:

    a mimic battle.

  8. apt at or given to imitating; imitative.

Origin of mimic:

1580–90; < L < Gk mīmikós


Princeton's WordNet

  1. mimic, mimicker(adj)

    someone who mimics (especially an actor or actress)

  2. mimic(verb)

    constituting an imitation

    "the mimic warfare of the opera stage"- Archibald Alison

  3. mimic, mime(verb)

    imitate (a person or manner), especially for satirical effect

    "The actor mimicked the President very accurately"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. mimic(verb)ˈmɪm ɪk

    to work, look, or be like sth else

    a new adhesive that mimics the lizard's sticky feet

  2. mimicˈmɪm ɪk

    to copy sb's words and behavior exactly

    "Don't do that," she said. "Don't do that!" he mimicked.

  3. mimic(noun)ˈmɪm ɪk

    sb who mimics others

    a good mimic


  1. mimic(Noun)

    a person who practices mimicry, or mime

  2. mimic(Verb)

    to imitate, especially in order to ridicule

  3. mimic(Verb)

    to take on the appearance of another, for protection or camouflage

  4. mimic(Adjective)

    Pertaining to mimicry; imitative.

  5. mimic(Adjective)

    Mock, pretended.

  6. Origin: From mimicus, from μιμικός, from μῖμος; see mime.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Mimic(adj)

    alt. of Mimical

  2. Mimic(noun)

    one who imitates or mimics, especially one who does so for sport; a copyist; a buffoon

  3. Mimic(verb)

    to imitate or ape for sport; to ridicule by imitation

  4. Mimic(verb)

    to assume a resemblance to (some other organism of a totally different nature, or some surrounding object), as a means of protection or advantage


  1. Mimic

    Mimic is a Marvel Comics fictional character who was briefly a member of the X-Men in the 1960s. He was then the first character to be added to the team after the original line-up and the first X-Man who was not a mutant. An alternate reality version of Mimic became a popular member of the Exiles, the reality-hopping team.

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a person who mimics

Children are often good mimics.

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