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Mimic

Mimic Meaning & Definition
Mimic Definition And Meaning

What's The Definition Of Mimic?

[n] someone who mimics (especially an actor or actress)
[adj] constituting an imitation; "the mimic warfare of the opera stage"- Archibald Alison
[v] imitate (a person, a manner, etc.), esp. for satirical effect; "The actor mimicked the President very accurately"

Synonyms | Synonyms for Mimic: imitative | mime | mimicker

Related Terms | Find terms related to Mimic: act | act a part | act as | act out | actor | actress | antagonist | ape | apish | appear like | approach | approximate | bad guy | barnstormer | be like | be redolent of | bear resemblance | bring to mind | burlesque | call to mind | call up | caricature | caricaturist | character | character actor | character man | character woman | child actor | come close | come near | compare with | conformist | copier | copy | copycat | copyist | correspond | counterfeit | counterfeiter | cuckoo | diseur | diseuse | dissembler | dissimulator | do | dramatizer | duplicate | echo | echoer | echoic | echoist | emulative | enact | evoke | fake | faker | favor | feeder | feigned | foil | follow | forger | heavy | histrio | histrion | hit off | hit off on | hypocrite | imitate | imitation | imitative | imitator | impersonate | impersonator | impostor | impressionist | ingenue | juvenile | lampoon | look like | make fun of | make-believe | masquerade as | match | matinee idol | mime | mimer | mimetic | mimicker | mirror | mock | mocker | mockingbird | monkey | monologist | mum | mummer | near | nearly reproduce | not tell apart | onomatopoeic | onomatopoetic | pantomime | pantomimist | parallel | parodist | parody | parrot | partake of | pass for | perform | performer | personate | phony | plagiarist | play | play a part | playactor | player | poll-parrot | polly | polly-parrot | pose as | poseur | pretend to be | pretended | protean actor | reciter | remind one of | reproduce | resemble | ridicule | Roscius | satirize | savor of | seem like | sham | sheep | simulate | simulated | simulative | simulator | smack of | soubrette | sound like | stack up with | stage performer | stage player | stooge | straight man | stroller | strolling player | suggest | take after | take off | take off on | theatrical | thespian | travesty | trouper | utility man | villain

See Also | copy | imitate | imitator | impersonator | simulate

Mimic In Webster's Dictionary

\Mim"ic\, Mimical \Mim"ic*al\, a. [L. mimicus, Gr. ?, fr. ? mime: cf. F. mimique. See {Mime}.] 1. Imitative; mimetic. Oft, in her absence, mimic fancy wakes To imitate her. --Milton. Man is, of all creatures, the most mimical. --W. Wotton. 2. Consisting of, or formed by, imitation; imitated; as, mimic gestures. ``Mimic hootings.'' --Wordsworth. 3. (Min.) Imitative; characterized by resemblance to other forms; -- applied to crystals which by twinning resemble simple forms of a higher grade of symmetry. Note: Mimic often implies something droll or ludicrous, and is less dignified than imitative. {Mimic beetle} (Zo["o]l.), a beetle that feigns death when disturbed, esp. the species of {Hister} and allied genera.
\Mim"ic\, n. One who imitates or mimics, especially one who does so for sport; a copyist; a buffoon. --Burke.
\Mim"ic\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Mimicked}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Mimicking}.] 1. To imitate or ape for sport; to ridicule by imitation. The walk, the words, the gesture, could supply, The habit mimic, and the mien belie. --Dryden. 2. (Biol.) To assume a resemblance to (some other organism of a totally different nature, or some surrounding object), as a means of protection or advantage. Syn: To ape; imitate; counterfeit; mock.

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