What does mimic mean?

Definitions for mimic
ˈmɪm ɪkmim·ic

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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"

Wiktionary

  1. mimic(Noun)

    a person who practices mimicry, or mime

    Etymology: From mimicus, from μιμικός, from μῖμος; see mime.

  2. mimic(Verb)

    to imitate, especially in order to ridicule

    Etymology: From mimicus, from μιμικός, from μῖμος; see mime.

  3. mimic(Verb)

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

    Etymology: From mimicus, from μιμικός, from μῖμος; see mime.

  4. mimic(Adjective)

    Pertaining to mimicry; imitative.

    Etymology: From mimicus, from μιμικός, from μῖμος; see mime.

  5. mimic(Adjective)

    Mock, pretended.

    Etymology: 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

Freebase

  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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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of mimic in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of mimic in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of mimic in a Sentence

  1. Kevin King:

    Patient fraudsters will try and mimic the patterns of young people or new immigrants – accepting poor credit offers at first and paying them off, to build up their credit score – with the ultimate goal of accessing big credit lines and charging off for large financial gain.

  2. June Jordan:

    Language is political. That's why you and me, my Brother and Sister, that's why we supposed to choke our natural self into the weird, lying, barbarous, unreal, white speech and writing habits that the schools lay down like holy law. Because, in other words, the powerful don't play; they mean to keep that power, and those who are the powerless (you and me) better shape up --mimic/ape/suck --in the very image of the powerful, or the powerful will destroy you --you and our children.

  3. Peter Hotez:

    So many of these neglected tropical diseases are not acute infections like ... the flu or common cold, many are chronic, debilitating conditions that mimic non-communicable diseases ... If somebody has epilepsy, they don't think of cysticercosis ... If a child tests poorly in school, the pediatrician or nurse practitioner won't think of toxocariasis.

  4. Louis Marinelli:

    We intend to mimic that process here in California by putting an independence referendum on the ballot so we can exercise our right to self-determination and vote to leave or remain part of the American Union.

  5. Lara Field:

    Bottom line, kids mimic what they see at home, if you want your kids to eat veggies, you need to also.

Images & Illustrations of mimic

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