- The definition of a mime is a performer who expresses himself using body movements and no words.
An example of a mime is the French actor Marcel Marceau's character Bip the Clown.
- Mime is defined as to perform using only body movements and no words.
An example of mime is crouching down while putting your hands on all four sides and on top of you, as if you're trapped in a box.
- an ancient Greek or Roman farce, in which people and events were mimicked and burlesqued
- representation of an action, character, mood, etc. by means of gestures and actions rather than words
- an actor, often, specif., a street performer, who performs in mime
- a mimic or pantomimist
Origin of mimeClassical Latin mimus from Classical Greek mimos, imitator, actor
transitive verbmimed, mim′ing
- a. A form of ancient Greek and Roman theatrical entertainment in which familiar characters and situations were farcically portrayed on stage, often with coarse dialogue and ludicrous actions.b. A performance of or dialogue for such an entertainment.c. A performer in a mime.
- A modern performer who specializes in comic mimicry.
- a. The art of portraying characters and acting out situations or a narrative by gestures and body movement without the use of words; pantomime.b. A performance of pantomime.c. An actor or actress skilled in pantomime.
verbmimed, mim·ing, mimes
- To ridicule by imitation; mimic.
- To act out with gestures and body movement.
- To act as a mimic.
- To portray characters and situations by gesture and body movement.
Origin of mimeLatin mīmus from Greek mīmos
Origin of MIMEM(ultipurpose) I(nternet) M(ail) E(xtensions)
(third-person singular simple present mimes, present participle miming, simple past and past participle mimed)
- To mimic.
- To act without words.
- To represent an action or object through gesture, without the use of sound.
mime - Computer Definition
Extensions to the Simple Mail Transport Protocol (SMTP) used in IP-based networks for e-mail. MIME was developed to overcome SMTP's ASCII limitation, which supports only plain text, i.e., unformatted text. MIME standards, as defined in the IETF RFC 2045, include a number of types and subtypes that support a range of data formats. Those types include the following:
(Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions) The most common method for transmitting non-text files via Internet e-mail, which was originally designed for only ASCII text. Defined by IETF RFC 2822, MIME encodes the files using one of two encoding methods and decodes it back to its original format at the receiving end. A MIME header is added to the file which includes the type of data contained and the encoding method used. The MIME "type" (renamed "Internet media type") has become the de facto standard for describing files on the Internet (see Internet media type). S/MIME (Secure MIME), defined by IETF RFCs 3850-3852 and 2634, is a version of MIME that adds RSA encryption for secure transmission. See base64, quoted printable encoding, UUcoding, BinHex and Wincode.