What does the word mimic mean?

    Part of speech: verb transitive

  • To imitate, copy closely.

  • Part of speech: noun

  • An imitator.

  • Part of speech: noun

  • Mimer; mimicker.

  • Part of speech: adjective

  • Of the nature of mimicry.

Usage examples for mimic

  1. And all shall be revealed: now list my tale:- 'Tis five months flown,- my father yet controlled The land, and bowed our necks with iron sway; Little I knew but the wild joys of arms, And mimic warfare of the chase;- One day,- Long had we tracked the boar with zealous toil On yonder woody ridge:- it chanced, pursuing A snow- white hind, far from your train I roved Amid the forest maze;- the timid beast, Along the windings of the narrow vale, Through rocky cleft and thick- entangled brake, Flew onward, scarce a moment lost, nor distant Beyond a javelin's throw; nearer I came not, Nor took an aim; when through a garden's gate, Sudden she vanished:- from my horse quick springing, I followed:- lo! – The Bride of Messina A Tragedy by Frederich Schiller
  2. Mrs. Condon would mimic his eager manner, " Stella, let me take you both home where you'll have the best in the land," And, " Ladies like you ought to have a loving protection." – Linda Condon by Joseph Hergesheimer
  3. The Graces wreathed its circumference with garlands of sea- weed, shells, and corallines, and the mimic sea was complete. – Hypatia or, New Foes with an Old Face by Charles Kingsley