Mimic Mim"ic, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Mimicked}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Mimicking}.] [1913 Webster] 1. To imitate or ape for sport; to ridicule by imitation. [1913 Webster]

The walk, the words, the gesture, could supply, The habit mimic, and the mien belie. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

Syn: To ape; imitate; counterfeit; mock. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • mimicked — mim·ic· || mɪmɪk n. pantomimist; one who is clever at imitation v. imitate, copy or resemble closely; imitate in an offensive manner, ape adj. imitative, simulated; being a reproduction; of the nature of mimicry …   English contemporary dictionary

  • mimicked — …   Useful english dictionary

  • mimicry — /mim ik ree/, n., pl. mimicries. 1. the act, practice, or art of mimicking. 2. Biol. the close external resemblance of an organism, the mimic, to some different organism, the model, such that the mimic benefits from the mistaken identity, as… …   Universalium

  • Lyrebird — Lyrebirds Superb Lyrebird Scientific classification Kingdom: Animalia …   Wikipedia

  • Kamen Rider Kabuto (character) — nihongo|Kamen Rider Kabuto|仮面ライダーカブト|Kamen Raidā Kabuto is the main protagonist of Kamen Rider Kabuto . Its design is based on a Kabutomushi or Japanese rhinoceros beetle.ouji TendouPersonalitynihongo|Souji Tendou|天道 総司|Tendō Sōji, the Zecter s… …   Wikipedia

  • parody — parodiable, adj. /par euh dee/, n., pl. parodies, v., parodied, parodying. n. 1. a humorous or satirical imitation of a serious piece of literature or writing: his hilarious parody of Hamlet s soliloquy. 2. the genre of literary composition… …   Universalium

  • The Beatles (album) — Infobox Album Name = The Beatles Type = studio Artist = The Beatles Border =yes Released = 22 November 1968 Recorded = Abbey Road Studios and Trident Studios 30 May 1968 – 14 October 1968 Genre = Rock, pop, hard rock, folk rock Length = 93:35… …   Wikipedia

  • Countercurrent exchange — Counter heat current exchange: Note the gradually declining differential and that the once hot and cold streams exit at the reversed temperature difference; the hotter entering stream becomes the exiting cooler stream and vice versa.… …   Wikipedia

  • W. C. Fields — Born William Claude Dukenfield January 29, 1880(1880 01 29) Darby, Pennsylvania, U.S. Died …   Wikipedia

  • GABA receptor — The GABA receptors are a class of receptors that respond to the neurotransmitter γ aminobutyric acid (GABA), the chief inhibitory neurotransmitter in the vertebrate central nervous system. There are three classes of GABA receptors: GABAA, GABAB,… …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”