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MIME

 (mīm)
n. Computers
A communications protocol that allows for the transmission of data in many forms, such as audio, binary, or video.

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mime

 (mīm)
n.
1.
a. A form of ancient Greek and Roman theatrical entertainment in which familiar characters and situations were farcically portrayed on stage, often with coarse dialogue and ludicrous actions.
b. A performance of or dialogue for such an entertainment.
c. A performer in a mime.
2. A modern performer who specializes in comic mimicry.
3.
a. The art of portraying characters and acting out situations or a narrative by gestures and body movement without the use of words; pantomime.
b. A performance of pantomime.
c. An actor or actress skilled in pantomime.
v. mimed, mim·ing, mimes
v.tr.
1. To ridicule by imitation; mimic.
2. To act out with gestures and body movement.
v.intr.
1. To act as a mimic.
2. To portray characters and situations by gesture and body movement.

[Latin mīmus, from Greek mīmos.]

mim′er n.

mime

(maɪm)
n
1. (Theatre) the theatrical technique of expressing an idea or mood or portraying a character entirely by gesture and bodily movement without the use of words
2. (Theatre) Also called: mime artist a performer specializing in such a technique, esp a comic actor
3. (Theatre) a dramatic presentation using such a technique
4. (Theatre) (in the classical theatre)
a. a comic performance depending for effect largely on exaggerated gesture and physical action
b. an actor in such a performance
vb
5. to express (an idea) in actions or gestures without speech
6. (Music, other) (of singers or musicians) to perform as if singing (a song) or playing (a piece of music) that is actually prerecorded
[Old English mīma, from Latin mīmus mimic actor, from Greek mimos imitator]
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mime

(maɪm, mim)

n., v. mimed, mim•ing. n.
1. the art or technique of portraying a character, mood, idea, or narration by gestures and body movements; pantomime.
2. an actor who specializes in this art.
3.
a. (in ancient Greece and Rome) a farcical, often licentious type of popular drama.
b. a performer in such entertainment.
5. a jester, clown, or comedian.
v.t.
6. to mimic.
7. to act in mime.
v.i.
8. to play a part by mime or mimicry.
[1610–20; < Latin mīmus < Greek mîmos mime, akin to mīmeîsthai to imitate]
mim′er, n.

mime


Past participle: mimed
Gerund: miming

Imperative
mime
mime
Present
I mime
you mime
he/she/it mimes
we mime
you mime
they mime
Preterite
I mimed
you mimed
he/she/it mimed
we mimed
you mimed
they mimed
Present Continuous
I am miming
you are miming
he/she/it is miming
we are miming
you are miming
they are miming
Present Perfect
I have mimed
you have mimed
he/she/it has mimed
we have mimed
you have mimed
they have mimed
Past Continuous
I was miming
you were miming
he/she/it was miming
we were miming
you were miming
they were miming
Past Perfect
I had mimed
you had mimed
he/she/it had mimed
we had mimed
you had mimed
they had mimed
Future
I will mime
you will mime
he/she/it will mime
we will mime
you will mime
they will mime
Future Perfect
I will have mimed
you will have mimed
he/she/it will have mimed
we will have mimed
you will have mimed
they will have mimed
Future Continuous
I will be miming
you will be miming
he/she/it will be miming
we will be miming
you will be miming
they will be miming
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been miming
you have been miming
he/she/it has been miming
we have been miming
you have been miming
they have been miming
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been miming
you will have been miming
he/she/it will have been miming
we will have been miming
you will have been miming
they will have been miming
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been miming
you had been miming
he/she/it had been miming
we had been miming
you had been miming
they had been miming
Conditional
I would mime
you would mime
he/she/it would mime
we would mime
you would mime
they would mime
Past Conditional
I would have mimed
you would have mimed
he/she/it would have mimed
we would have mimed
you would have mimed
they would have mimed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.mime - an actor who communicates entirely by gesture and facial expressionmime - an actor who communicates entirely by gesture and facial expression
actor, histrion, thespian, role player, player - a theatrical performer
2.mime - a performance using gestures and body movements without wordsmime - a performance using gestures and body movements without words
acting, performing, playacting, playing - the performance of a part or role in a drama
panto - an abbreviation of pantomime
Verb1.mime - imitate (a person or manner), especially for satirical effect; "The actor mimicked the President very accurately"
imitate, simulate, copy - reproduce someone's behavior or looks; "The mime imitated the passers-by"; "Children often copy their parents or older siblings"
2.mime - act out without words but with gestures and bodily movements only; "The acting students mimed eating an apple"
playact, roleplay, act, play - perform on a stage or theater; "She acts in this play"; "He acted in `Julius Caesar'"; "I played in `A Christmas Carol'"

mime

noun
1. dumb show, gesture, pantomime, mummery Students presented a mime and a puppet show
verb
1. act out, represent, gesture, simulate, pantomime She mimed getting up in the morning.

mime

noun
A performer skilled at copying the manner or expression of another:
Translations
تَمثيل إيمائيتَمْثيليَّه إيمائِيَّهمُمَثِّل إيمائييُمَثِّل إيمائِيا
mimpantomimavyjádřit beze slov
mimemimikerpantomime
mímelpantomimszínész
látbragîsleikarilátbragîsleikurleika í látbragîsleik
išreikšti judesiais ir mimikamimaspantomimapantomimikavaidinti pantomimoje
izrādīt ar žestiem, mīmikumīmspantomīmatēlot pantomīmā
mímvyjadriť bez slov
izraziti z gibipantomimapantomimik
pandomimpandomimcipndomim yapmak

mime

[maɪm]
A. N (= acting) → mimo m, mímica f; (= play) → teatro m de mimo; (= actor) → mimo mf
B. VTimitar, remedar
C. VI (= act) → hacer mímica
to mime to a songcantar una canción haciendo playback
D. CPD mime artist Nmimo mf

mime

[ˈmaɪm]
nmime m
vt
[+ action] → mimer
to mime doing sth → mimer l'action de faire qch
I asked her to mime getting up in the morning → Je lui ai demandé de mimer l'action de se lever le matin.
[+ song] → jouer en play-back
In concerts, the group mime all their songs → En concert, le groupe joue toutes ses chansons en play-back.
viexécuter une pantomime
to mime to sth
The waiters mime to records playing on the jukebox → Les garçons exécutaient une pantomime au son des disques qui passaient sur le jukebox.mime artist nmime mf

mime

n (= acting)Pantomime f; (= actor)Pantomime m, → Pantomimin f; (= ancient play, actor)Mimus m; the art of mimedie Pantomimik, die Kunst der Pantomime; to do a mimeeine Pantomime darstellen

mime

[maɪm]
1. n (play) → mimo; (skill, gestures) → mimica; (actor) → mimo/a
2. vt & vimimare

mime

(maim) noun
1. the art of using movement to perform the function of speech, especially in drama. She is studying mime.
2. a play in which no words are spoken and the actions tell the story. The children performed a mime.
3. an actor in such a play; someone who practises this art. Marcel Marceau is a famous mime.
verb
to act, eg in such a play, using movements rather than words. He mimed his love for her by holding his hands over his heart.
References in classic literature ?
For there is no common term we could apply to the mimes of Sophron and Xenarchus and the Socratic dialogues on the one hand; and, on the other, to poetic imitations in iambic, elegiac, or any similar metre.
with mortal pangs The mimes become its food, And the angels sob at vermin fangs In human gore imbued.
There he was before me, in motley, as though he had absconded from a troupe of mimes, enthusiastic, fabulous.
The Director of Kanglei Mime Theatre Repertory, Yumanam Sadananda Singh highlighted the objective of the festival and said that such festivals would uphold national integration and would also help to preserve the dying mime theatre.
He claimed no one should have to pay for a concert where the artist mimes but within an hour Madonna's 'people' released a statement saying that she DOES sing live, referring to her recent tour.
Best known for his character Bip, a diminutive figure in whiteface, a French sailor shirt, flared pants, and a tattered top hat adorned with a spindly flower, Marceau pioneered a new variant of mime that broke away from the French "classical," or abstract, mime style of Etienne Decroux.
City for Sale'' is the Mime Troupe's reaction to the sweeping upscale redevelopment currently raging through the Bay Area that is forcing traditional working-class citizens out of their affordable residences and work spaces.
MIME and Mandalay Sports Action Entertainment are leading producers of branded entertainment properties and wide ranging marketing programs for all mediums.
The workshop was jointly organised by the Indian Mime Repertory Theatre, Kolkata, and Kanglei Mime Theatre Repertory, Imphal, and sponsored by Nehru Memorial Library, New Delhi.
The funny thing was that all of us had to sing live and didn't have the option to mime.
Louis, Kinetic Mime, La Vache Enragee Productions, Lamplighters Music Theatre, Lively Foundation, LMS Productions, Lorraine Hansberry, Lucky Dog, Magic Theatre, Mia Iwatate Tagano, Michael Wayne Rice, Multi-Ethnic Theatre, Musical Studio Madach Theatre of Budapest, Naked Masks, No Nude Men Productions, Not Quite Opera, One People Voice, Oui Be Negroes, Pamela Rosin, Playground, Ray of Light Theater, Rhythmic Fusion, SF Free Civic Theatre, Shanique Scott-Tyehimba, Shelton Theater, Stagebridge Senior Theatre, Teatro Nahual, The Very Little Theater Company, Theater of the Blacklisted, Unscripted Theater Company, Wayne Harris/Club Solo, Woman's Will, Young Peoples Teen Musical Theatre, ZGI
Mime has always been more a part of theatre than street artists would have us believe.