What does comic mean?

Definitions for comic
ˈkɒm ɪkcom·ic

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word comic.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. comedian, comic(adj)

    a professional performer who tells jokes and performs comical acts

  2. amusing, comic, comical, funny, laughable, mirthful, risible(adj)

    arousing or provoking laughter

    "an amusing film with a steady stream of pranks and pratfalls"; "an amusing fellow"; "a comic hat"; "a comical look of surprise"; "funny stories that made everybody laugh"; "a very funny writer"; "it would have been laughable if it hadn't hurt so much"; "a mirthful experience"; "risible courtroom antics"

  3. comic(adj)

    of or relating to or characteristic of comedy

    "comic hero"

Wiktionary

  1. comic(Noun)

    A comedian

    Etymology: From comicus, from κωμικός, from κῶμος.

  2. comic(Noun)

    A cartoon story, a graphic novel

    Etymology: From comicus, from κωμικός, from κῶμος.

  3. comic(Noun)

    A children's newspaper

    Etymology: From comicus, from κωμικός, from κῶμος.

  4. comic(Adjective)

    being funny

    Etymology: From comicus, from κωμικός, from κῶμος.

  5. comic(Adjective)

    related to comedy

    Etymology: From comicus, from κωμικός, from κῶμος.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Comic(adj)

    relating to comedy, as distinct from tragedy

    Etymology: [L. comicus pertaining to comedy, Gr. kwmiko`s: cf. F. comique. See Comedy.]

  2. Comic(adj)

    causing mirth; ludicrous

    Etymology: [L. comicus pertaining to comedy, Gr. kwmiko`s: cf. F. comique. See Comedy.]

  3. Comic(noun)

    a comedian

    Etymology: [L. comicus pertaining to comedy, Gr. kwmiko`s: cf. F. comique. See Comedy.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Comic

    kom′ik, adj. relating to comedy: raising mirth: droll.—n. (coll.) an amusing person: (coll.) a comic paper.—adj. Com′ical, funny: queer: ludicrous.—ns. Comical′ity, Com′icalness.—adv. Com′ically.—n. Comique (kō-mēk′), a comic actor or singer. [See Comedy.]

The Roycroft Dictionary

  1. comic

    Tragedy viewed from the wings.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of comic in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of comic in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of comic in a Sentence

  1. Buddy Hackett:

    Ya know, if you treated every comic the way you treated me tonight. You would never see a bad show.

  2. George Santayana:

    ... everything in nature is lyrical in its ideal essence, tragic in its fate, and comic in its existence.

  3. Kaley Cuoco:

    To see that be the pinnacle of this season was really cool, we’ve all come such a long way. ‘ THE BIG BANG THEORY ’ FINALE RECAP : SHELDON AND AMY STRUGGLE WITH LONG DISTANCE AND TEMPTATION That was n’t the only behind-the-scenes moment that the cast shared with the Comic Con crowd. According to Entertainment Weekly, Kaley Cuoco and Galecki revealed the circumstances surrounding an on-set injury from a prank gone awry. In an effort to shock the cast and crew during a scene in which the two characters were fighting, Galecki jokingly pretended to punch his co-star in the face. However, the actress' head accidentally caught a chair while she was falling and the end result was stitches in her eye brow. ‘ THE BIG BANG THEORY ’ ACTRESS MAYIM BIALIK RECEIVES ‘ DOOGIE HOWSER ’ ROYALTY CHECK FOR TWO CENTS.

  4. Katharine Hepburn:

    Life can be wildly tragic at times, and I've had my share. But whatever happens to you, you have to keep a slightly comic attitude. In the final analysis, you have got not to forget to laugh.

  5. Musin Almat Zhumabekovich:

    Life is a cinema industry of incriminating evidence of higher powers, constant rebirths of reincarnation are endless movie takes. In front of lies or hypocrisy, a numbering clapper announces the scene of a comic sketch of self-deception. Author: Musin Almat Zhumabekovich

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Translations for comic

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  • ко́мик, ко́микс, комедиен, комичен, смешенBulgarian
  • ComicGerman
  • κωμικόςGreek
  • koomiksEstonian
  • کمیکPersian
  • koomikko, sarjakuva, koominen, komediaFinnish
  • comédien, bande dessinée, BD, marrant, drôle, cocasse, comiqueFrench
  • greannán, greannmharIrish
  • קומי, קומיקאית, קומיקאיHebrew
  • banda designate, comicaInterlingua
  • komikIndonesian
  • striscia, comico, fumetto, giornaletto, giornalinoItalian
  • 漫画Japanese
  • ко́мичар, комедиски, стрип, комиченMacedonian
  • pelawakMalay
  • komisch, humorist, strip, jeugdkrant, grappig, komiek, stripboek, stripverhaal, kinderkrantDutch
  • tegneserieNorwegian
  • komik, komiksPolish
  • cartum, história em quadrinhos, comediante, historinha, cômico, humorista, história de quadrinhos, banda desenhada, engraçado, divertidoPortuguese
  • комический, комедийный, смешной, ко́мик, комичный, эксце́нтрик, ко́миксRussian
  • kòmičan, smijéšanSerbo-Croatian
  • காமிக்Tamil

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