Definitions for: Mock


[adj] constituting a copy or imitation of something; "boys in mock battle"
[v] treat with contempt; "The new constitution mocks all democratic principles"
[v] imitate with mockery and derision; "The children mocked their handicapped classmate"



Webster (1913) Definition: Mock, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Mocked; p. pr. & vb. n.
Mocking.] [F. moquer, of uncertain origin; cf. OD. mocken
to mumble, G. mucken, OSw. mucka.]
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.


Mock, v. i.
To make sport 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.


Mock, n.
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.] --Crashaw.


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 (Zo["o]l.), the European blackcap.

Mock orange (Bot.), a genus of American and Asiatic shrubs
(Philadelphus), with showy white flowers in panicled
cymes. P. 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.

Synonyms: bemock, counterfeit, imitative

See Also: ape, bait, blackguard, burlesque, caricature, cod, copy, deride, do by, guy, handle, imitate, impersonate, jest at, laugh at, make fun, parody, poke fun, rag, rally, razz, rib, ride, ridicule, simulate, spoof, tantalise, tantalize, taunt, tease, treat, twit

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