Meaning of MIMIC in English

MIMIC

— mimicker , n.

/mim"ik/ , v. , mimicked, mimicking , n. , adj.

v.t.

1. to imitate or copy in action, speech, etc., often playfully or derisively.

2. to imitate in a servile or unthinking way; ape.

3. to be an imitation of; simulate; resemble closely.

n.

4. a person who mimics, esp. a performer skilled in mimicking others.

5. a copy or imitation of something.

6. a performer in a mime.

adj.

7. imitating or copying something, often on a smaller scale: a mimic battle.

8. apt at or given to imitating; imitative; simulative.

[ 1580-90; mimicus mimikós. See MIME, -IC ]

Syn. 1. follow, mock; impersonate; simulate, counterfeit. 7. mock, simulated.

Random House Webster's Unabridged English dictionary.      Полный английский словарь Вебстер - Random House .