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Definition of "mimic" []

  • To copy or imitate closely, especially in speech, expression, and gesture; ape. (verb-transitive)
  • To copy or imitate so as to ridicule; mock: always mimicking the boss. See Synonyms at imitate. (verb-transitive)
  • To resemble closely; simulate: an insect that mimics a twig. (verb-transitive)
  • To take on the appearance of. (verb-transitive)
  • One who imitates, especially: (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "mimic" in a sentence
  • "For an hour she crouched on the floor, listening to the heavy voices of the men rumbling up and down in mimic thunder."
  • "And, if you continue in the chapter you find that the natural selection this would mimic is credited for the advance of superior nations like the United States, and that the high quality people in Canada are those coming from western Europe."
  • "He sat there gazing right and left and amusing himself with watching the merchants and passers-by, and as he was thus engaged behold, there came into the bazar a Persian riding on a she-mule and carrying behind him a damsel; as she were argent of alloy free or a fish Balti447 in mimic sea or a doe-gazelle on desert lea."