mock /ˈmɑk, ˈmɔk/
Mock, a. Imitating reality, but not real; false; counterfeit; assumed; sham.
That superior greatness and mock majesty. --Spectator.
Mock bishop's weed Bot., a genus of slender umbelliferous herbs (Discopleura) growing in wet places.
Mock heroic, burlesquing the heroic; as, a mock heroic poem.
Mock lead. See Blende (a).
Mock nightingale Zool., the European blackcap.
Mock orange Bot., a genus of American and Asiatic shrubs (Philadelphus), with showy white flowers in panicled cymes. Philadelphus coronarius, from Asia, has fragrant flowers; the American kinds are nearly scentless.
Mock sun. See Parhelion.
Mock turtle soup, a soup made of calf's head, veal, or other meat, and condiments, in imitation of green turtle soup.
Mock velvet, a fabric made in imitation of velvet. See Mockado.
Mock, v. i. To make sport in contempt or in jest; to speak in a scornful or jeering manner.
When thou mockest, shall no man make thee ashamed? --Job xi. 3.
She had mocked at his proposal. --Froude.
1. An act of ridicule or derision; a scornful or contemptuous act or speech; a sneer; a jibe; a jeer.
Fools make a mock at sin. --Prov. xiv. 9.
2. Imitation; mimicry. [R.]
Mock v. t. [imp. & p. p. Mocked p. pr. & vb. n. Mocking.]
1. To imitate; to mimic; esp., to mimic in sport, contempt, or derision; to deride by mimicry.
To see the life as lively mocked as ever
Still sleep mocked death. --Shak.
Mocking marriage with a dame of France. --Shak.
2. To treat with scorn or contempt; to deride.
Elijah mocked them, and said, Cry aloud. --1 Kings xviii. 27.
Let not ambition mock their useful toil. --Gray.
3. To disappoint the hopes of; to deceive; to tantalize; as, to mock expectation.
Thou hast mocked me, and told me lies. --Judg. xvi. 13.
He will not . . .
Mock us with his blest sight, then snatch him hence. --Milton.
Syn: -- To deride; ridicule; taunt; jeer; tantalize; disappoint. See Deride.
adj : constituting a copy or imitation of something; "boys in mock
n : the act of mocking or ridiculing; "they made a mock of him"
v 1: treat with contempt; "The new constitution mocks all
democratic principles" [syn: bemock]
2: imitate with mockery and derision; "The children mocked
their handicapped classmate"