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Meaning of MOCK

Pronunciation:  mâk

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

MOCK is a 4 letter word that starts with M.


 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



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \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.
             He will not . . . Mock us with his blest sight, then
             snatch him hence.                     --Milton.
    Syn: To deride; ridicule; taunt; jeer; tantalize; disappoint.
         See {Deride}.
  2. \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.
  3. \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.
    2. Imitation; mimicry. [R.] --Crashaw.
  4. \Mock\, a.
    Imitating reality, but not real; false; counterfeit; assumed;
          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
    {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
    {Mock velvet}, a fabric made in imitation of velvet. See
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