mime


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Mime \Mime\, n. [L. mimus, Gr. ?, akin to ? to imitate, to
   mimic: cf. F. mime. Cf. Mimosa.]
   1. A kind of drama in which real persons and events were
      generally represented in a ridiculous manner; an ancient
      Greek or Roman form of farce.
      [1913 Webster +PJC]

   2. An actor in such representations.
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   3. The art of representing actions, events, situations, or
      stories solely by gestures and body movements, without
      speaking; pantomime[3].
      [PJC]

   4. An actor who performs or specializes in mime[3]; an actor
      who communicates entirely by gesture and facial
      expression; a pantomime[2]; a pantomimist; a mimer.

   Syn: mummer, pantomimer, pantomimist.
        [PJC]

   5. A mimic.
      [PJC]
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Mime \Mime\, v. i.
   To mimic. [Obs.] -- Mim"er, n.
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