Definition of Mock

v. t.1.To imitate; to mimic; esp., to mimic in sport, contempt, or derision; to deride by mimicry.
[imp. & p. p. Mocked ; p. pr. & vb. n. Mocking.]
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.
v. i.1.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.
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.
a.1.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
a - 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.

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