mimic definition

  • verb-transitive:
    • To duplicate or imitate closely, particularly in address, expression, and motion; ape.
    • To copy or copy to be able to ridicule; mock: constantly mimicking the boss. See Synonyms at imitate.
    • To resemble closely; simulate: an insect that mimics a twig.
    • To take on the look of.
    • To imitate or ape for sport; to ridicule by replica.
    • To believe a resemblance to (some other system of an entirely different nature, or some surrounding object), as a means of security or advantage.
  • noun:
    • a person who imitates, specially:
    • An actor or actress in a mime.
    • a person who practices the skill of mime.
    • a person who copies or mimics other people, for enjoyment.
    • a duplicate or an imitation.
    • somebody who methods mimicry, or mime
    • a person who imitates or mimics, specifically person who does therefore for recreation; a copyist; a buffoon.
    • a person who or that which imitates or imitates; specifically, an actor.
    • An imitation; any such thing copied from or manufactured in replica of something else.
    • a person who mimics (especially an actor or actress)
  • adjective:
    • associated with, performing as, resembling, or feature of a mimic or mimicry.
    • maintaining imitate; imitative.
    • Make-believe; mock: a mimic fight.
    • regarding mimicry; imitative.
    • Mock, pretended.
    • Imitative; mimetic.
    • Consisting of, or formed by, imitation; imitated.
    • Imitative; characterized by resemblance to other kinds; -- applied to crystals which by twinning resemble easy types of an increased level of symmetry.
    • constituting an imitation
  • verb:
    • to imitate, especially in order to ridicule
    • to battle the appearance of another, for security or camouflage
    • imitate (people or manner), especially for satirical result
  • others:
    • performing as a mime; directed at or practising imitation; imitative: because, a mimic star.
    • regarding mimicry or replica; exhibiting, characterized by, or employed in simulation or mimicry; mimicking; simulating: since, the mimic phase; mimic action or motions.
    • comprising or resulting from imitation; simulated; mock: frequently implying a copy or imitation: since, a mimic struggle; the mimic royalty of the phase.
    • To act in imitation of; simulate a likeness to; imitate or content in speech or activity, either mockingly or seriously.
    • to make an imitation of; make something similar or matching to; content in kind, personality, or quality.
    • Specifically, in zoology and botany, to imitate, simulate, or resemble (something different) in type, color, or any other feature; assume the character or look of (another object). See mimicry, 3.

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