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Definitions of mimic

  1. To assume a resemblance to (some other organism of a totally different nature, or some surrounding object), as a means of protection or advantage. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. To imitate, or ridicule by imitation; to make an imitation of; as, clouds mimic the land. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  3. To imitate sportively; to ape. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  4. To imitate, copy closely. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  5. imitate (a person, a manner, etc.), esp. for satirical effect; "The actor mimicked the President very accurately" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. To ape; to imitate for sport. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  7. To speak or act like another in order to excite laughter or ridicule. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  8. To assume, usually for protection, the habits, colour, or structure of another organism. A dictionary of scientific terms. By Henderson, I. F.; Henderson, W. D. Published 1920.
  9. someone who mimics (especially an actor or actress) Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  10. One who imitates or mimics, especially one who does so for sport; a copyist; a buffoon. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. One who imitates, especially to make fun of the person or thing imitated. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  12. Mimicker. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  13. One who mimics or imitates: a buffoon: a servile imitator. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  14. An imitator. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  15. Mimer; mimicker. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  16. One who mimics; a buffoon. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  17. One who imitates the voice, gestures, and manner of another, in order to excite laughter; an actor. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  18. imitate (a person, a manner, etc.), especially for satirical effect; "The actor mimicked the President very accurately" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  19. Alt. of Mimical Webster Dictionary DB
  20. Inclined to imitate; imitative; copying, usually in smaller from. Also. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  21. Of the nature of mimicry. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  22. Imitating; imitative; inclined to imitate or to ape. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  23. Inclined to imitate the manners and peculiarities of another. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for mimic

  1. Now we glided on smoothly, now we pitched and tossed as the mimic waves rose up round us, and thus we went on, the navigation requiring the utmost watchfulness and exertion to escape destruction. – On the Banks of the Amazon by W.H.G. Kingston
  2. As she stood over the breadths of damask, with the water- can making mimic rain upon them, she was well aware that all her surroundings added charm to her charm. – A Singer from the Sea by Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr
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