A little girl mimics her big sister.
- The definition of mimic is make-believe.
An example of something mimic is a pretend trial in a law class.
- To mimic is defined as to imitate or to copy.
An example of to mimic is for a child to imitate everything her old sister does.
- inclined to copy; imitative
- of, or having the nature of, mimicry or imitation
- make-believe; simulated; mock: mimic tears
Origin of mimicClassical Latin mimicus from Classical Greek mimikos from mimos, actor
transitive verbmim′icked, mim′ick·ing
- to imitate in speech or action, often so as to ridicule
- to copy closely; imitate accurately
- to resemble closely; have or take on the appearance of: an animal's natural coloration that mimics the foliage
transitive verbmim·icked, mim·ick·ing, mim·ics
- a. To copy or imitate closely, especially in speech, expression, and gesture: a girl who naturally mimics her older sister.b. To copy or imitate so as to ridicule; mock: always mimicking the boss. See Synonyms at imitate.
- To reproduce or simulate: “Scientists figured out how to mimic conditions in the bowels of the earth and began fabricating … synthetic diamonds” ( Natalie Angier )
- a. To resemble by biological mimicry: an insect that mimics a twig.b. To have a similar structure, action, or effect as: a drug that mimics a compound in the body.c. To produce symptoms like those of (a disease).d. To produce (symptoms) like those produced by a different disease.
- Relating to or characteristic of a mimic or mimicry.
- Make-believe; mock: a mimic battle.
Origin of mimicFrom Latin mīmicus mimic from Greek mīmikos from mīmos imitator, mime
(third-person singular simple present mimics, present participle mimicking, simple past and past participle mimicked)
(comparative more mimic, superlative most mimic)