mim·ic /ˈmɪmɪk/ 名詞
Mim·ic Mim·ic·al a.
1. Imitative; mimetic.
Oft, in her absence, mimic fancy wakes
To imitate her. --Milton.
Man is, of all creatures, the most mimical. --W. Wotton.
2. Consisting of, or formed by, imitation; imitated; as, mimic gestures. “Mimic hootings.”
3. Min. Imitative; characterized by resemblance to other forms; -- applied to crystals which by twinning resemble simple forms of a higher grade of symmetry.
Note: ☞ Mimic often implies something droll or ludicrous, and is less dignified than imitative.
Mimic beetle Zool., a beetle that feigns death when disturbed, esp. the species of Hister and allied genera.
Mim·ic, n. One who imitates or mimics, especially one who does so for sport; a copyist; a buffoon.
Mim·ic, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Mimicked p. pr. & vb. n. Mimicking.]
1. To imitate or ape for sport; to ridicule by imitation.
The walk, the words, the gesture, could supply,
The habit mimic, and the mien belie. --Dryden.
2. Biol. To assume a resemblance to (some other organism of a totally different nature, or some surrounding object), as a means of protection or advantage.
Syn: -- To ape; imitate; counterfeit; mock.
adj : constituting an imitation; "the mimic warfare of the opera
stage"- Archibald Alison
n : someone who mimics (especially an actor or actress) [syn: mimicker]
v : imitate (a person, a manner, etc.), especially for satirical
effect; "The actor mimicked the President very
accurately" [syn: mime]
[also: mimicking, mimicked]