What does mock mean?

Definitions for mockmɒk

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. mock(adj)

    the act of mocking or ridiculing

    "they made a mock of him"

  2. mock(verb)

    constituting a copy or imitation of something

    "boys in mock battle"

  3. mock, bemock(verb)

    treat with contempt

    "The new constitution mocks all democratic principles"

  4. mock(verb)

    imitate with mockery and derision

    "The children mocked their handicapped classmate"


  1. mock(Noun)

    An imitation, usually with the connotation that it's one of lesser quality.

  2. mock(Noun)

    Mockery, the act of mocking.

  3. mock(Noun)

    A practice exam set by an educating institution to prepare students for an important exam.

    He got a B in his History mock, but improved to an A in the exam.

  4. mock(Verb)

    To mimic, to simulate.

  5. mock(Verb)

    To make fun of by mimicking, to taunt.

  6. mock(Verb)

    To tantalise, and disappoint (the hopes of).

  7. mock(Adjective)

    imitation, not genuine. (mock turtle soup, mock leather); fake

  8. Origin: From mokken, from mocquer, from mocken or mucken, both from *, from mukkjanan, from mūg-. Cognate with firmucken, Modern mucksen, dialectal mokkel.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Mock(verb)

    to imitate; to mimic; esp., to mimic in sport, contempt, or derision; to deride by mimicry

  2. Mock(verb)

    to treat with scorn or contempt; to deride

  3. Mock(verb)

    to disappoint the hopes of; to deceive; to tantalize; as, to mock expectation

  4. Mock(verb)

    to make sport contempt or in jest; to speak in a scornful or jeering manner

  5. Mock(noun)

    an act of ridicule or derision; a scornful or contemptuous act or speech; a sneer; a jibe; a jeer

  6. Mock(noun)

    imitation; mimicry

  7. Mock(adj)

    imitating reality, but not real; false; counterfeit; assumed; sham

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Mock

    mok, v.t. to laugh at: to make sport of: to mimic in ridicule: to disappoint the hopes of: to deceive: to set at nought, defy.—n. ridicule, a sneer: a bringing into ridicule.—adj. imitating reality, but not real: false.—adj. Mock′able, exposed to, or deserving, derision.—ns. Mock′er; Mock′ery, Mock′ing, derision: ridicule: subject of laughter or sport: fruitless labour: vain imitation: false show.—adj. Mock′-herō′ic, mocking the heroic style, or the actions or characters of heroes.—n. Mock′ing-bird, a bird of North America, of the thrush family, which mocks or imitates the notes of birds and other sounds.—adv. Mock′ingly.—n. Mock′-or′ange, an ornamental shrub of the saxifrage family—also Syringa. Mock sun (see Parhelion); Mock turtle soup, a dish made of calf's head, veal, &c., seasoned in imitation of turtle soup. [O. Fr. moquer; from a Teut. root seen in Ger. mucken, to mutter; prob. imit.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of mock in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of mock in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Michael Connell:

    The mock carrier didn’t fire back.

  2. John McNerney:

    People who mock New Jersey have never been to Somerset or Hundertdon counties.

  3. La Fontaine:

    We ought never to mock the wretched, for who can be sure of being always happy?

  4. Peter Shankman:

    If you give anyone on Twitter the chance to mock anything they will find a way to do that.

  5. William Shakespeare:

    O, beware, my lord, of jealousy It is the green-eyed monster which doth mock The meat it feeds on.

Images & Illustrations of mock

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Translations for mock

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • قلدArabic
  • hochnehmen, nachäffen, nachgemacht, nachahmen, Schein-, aufziehenGerman
  • κοροϊδεύω, απογοητεύω, μιμούμαιGreek
  • mokiEsperanto
  • burlar, imitar, remedarSpanish
  • harjoituskoe, väärennös, ilkkua, pilkata, ivata, jäljitelmä, matkia, teko-, pilkka, pettääFinnish
  • imitation, imiter, examen blanc, se moquer, parodier, succédanéFrench
  • סניטה, אכזב, -דמה, סנטHebrew
  • दिखावटीHindi
  • pura-puraIndonesian
  • sbeffeggiare, simulato, derisione, scimmiottare, parodiare, schernire, finto, deludere, imitare, deridereItalian
  • מדומהHebrew
  • 模造品, 嘲り, 真似る, 嘲笑Japanese
  • ყალბი, მოჩვენებითიGeorgian
  • whakatoitoi, whakatoiMāori
  • herme, herme etter, imitereNorwegian
  • imitatie, nadoen, namaak, namaak-, imiteren, afgietsel, naäpenDutch
  • mockNorwegian
  • kpić, udawany, wyśmiewać się, sztucznyPolish
  • desapontar, escarnecer, simulado, remedar, falso, imitar, imitação, macaquear, simular, escárnio, decepcionar, arremedar, motejoPortuguese
  • assipayayQuechua
  • имитировать, подделка, насмешка, пародия, передразнивать, поддельный, подражатьRussian
  • rugatiSerbo-Croatian
  • reta, sken-, låtsas-, efterapa, imitera, härmaSwedish

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