mime

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v mime act out without words but with gestures and bodily movements only "The acting students mimed eating an apple"
    • v mime imitate (a person or manner), especially for satirical effect "The actor mimicked the President very accurately"
    • n mime a performance using gestures and body movements without words
    • n mime an actor who communicates entirely by gesture and facial expression
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In Mel Brooks' 'Silent Movie,' mime Marcel Marceau is the only person who has a speaking role.
    • Mime 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.
    • Mime A mimic.
    • Mime An actor in such representations.
    • Mime 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.
    • Mime The art of representing actions, events, situations, or stories solely by gestures and body movements, without speaking; pantomime{3}.
    • v. i Mime To mimic. "Your part is acted; give me leave at distance
      To zany it."
      "Your part is acted; give me leave at distance
      To zany it."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n mime An imitator; one skilled in mimicry; a mimic; specifically, a mimic actor; a performer in the ancient farces or burlesques called mimes.
    • n mime A dramatic entertainment among the ancient Greeks of Sicily and southern Italy and the Romans, consisting generally of farcical mimicry of real events and persons. The Greek mimes combined spoken dialogue of somewhat simple and familiar character with action; the Roman consisted chiefly of action, often of a coarse and even indecent character, with little speaking. See pantomime.
    • mime To mimic, or play the buffoon; act in a mime.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Mime mīm a farce in which scenes from actual life were represented by gesture: an actor in such a farce
    • n Mime one who mimics: a buffoon: a servile imitator
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. mimus, Gr. , akin to to imitate, to mimic: cf. F. mime,. Cf. Mimosa

Usage

In literature:

The parti-coloured hero, with every part of his dress, has been drawn out of the great wardrobe of antiquity: he was a Roman Mime.
"Curiosities of Literature, Vol. II (of 3)" by Isaac Disraeli
He gains the sacred hearth, converses with Mime, and finally bets him his head that he cannot answer three questions.
"Richard Wagner" by John F. Runciman
In spite of repeated disappointments, however, Mime the Nibelung works on.
"Stories of the Wagner Opera" by H. A. Guerber
I went to a pant'mime 'fore mother was took to the angels.
"A Little Mother to the Others" by L. T. Meade
Some of the greatest actors of the ancient world were mimes.
"Sketches and Studies in Italy and Greece, Complete" by John Symonds
For more than even the mimes on the stage, the orchestra is full of the spirit of the automaton.
"Musical Portraits" by Paul Rosenfeld
Mimes and actors please the people, bards recite the ancient song, Glories of heroic houses minstrels by their lays prolong!
"Maha-bharata" by Anonymous
Siegfried asks Mime to forge the fragments afresh, while he rushes away into the woods.
"The Standard Operaglass" by Charles Annesley
Again she mimed servility.
"The Proud Prince" by Justin Huntly McCarthy
Scattered tales we have: "mimes" and other things there are some, and may have been more.
"A History of the French Novel, Vol. 1" by George Saintsbury
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In poetry:

The starling's an accomplished mime:
Between his love-making
He solaces her brooding-time
By many a madcap thing.
"Starling" by Katharine Tynan
She raised her hands to suit the rhyme,
She clasped them on her heart;
There never lived the city mime
So well had played the part.
"At San Giovanni Del Lago" by Alfred Austin
"Let heathen Yule fires flicker red
Where thronged refectory feasts are spread;
With mystery-play and masque and mime
And wait-songs speed the holy time!
"The Mystic’s Christmas" by John Greenleaf Whittier
Suddenly our relation
Is terrifyingly simple
Against wretched times,
Like a hand which mimes
Love in this anguished station
Against a whole world's pull.
"The End Of A Leave" by Roy Fuller
Except in you I have no rest,
For always with you I am safe:
Who now am far, and mime the deaf
Though you call gently as a dove.
Yet each day turns to wander west:
And every journey ends in love.
"Gone Away" by Dominic Frank Moraes
Comes with the hallowed time
No sweet accustomed chime,
No peal of bells athwart the midnight air;
No mimes or jocund waits
Within wide—opened gates,
Loud laughter in the hall, or glee of children fair.
"Christmas,1870" by Alfred Austin

In news:

A pantomime learning performance, including a brief presentation on the history of mime , will be held at the senior center on Monday, Jan 24, at 12:45 pm The performance follows the talk.
Children of all ages are invited to join the North Olympic Library System's Summer Reading Program with free performances by mime Mikael Rudolph on Friday, Aug 7.
His performance features classical mime , magic, mask and puppet characters and plenty of audience interaction.
Mime …Poetry of Movement.
A veteran mime performs sketches from his repertoire this weekend.
What does Microsoft Exchange Intelligent Message Filter (IMF) do with email that's been signed or encrypted using the Secure Mime (S/ MIME ) standard.
Twenty years of MIME .
Perhaps in the future he'll add the word " mime " to that group.
Affleck has stepped behind the scenes in recent years to direct movies including Gone Baby Gone and new drama Argo, and he has picked up a bad habit of miming the lines as his actors are working.
" or "You mean mimes.
Price began producing in 1959, beginning Off Broadway with shows like "The Mime and Me" and "The Tiger Rag".
Perhaps in the future he'll add the word "mime" to that group.
Writer-performer Dean Evans birthed this wacky mime show last June as a contribution to Collaboraction's Sketchbook festival.
On the noisy streets of some South American cities, police have a new ally in their efforts to encourage drivers and pedestrians to follow traffic laws: mimes.
Arrange public theater performances for children, for example mimes, puppet shows, etc.
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In science:

We can then hope to find a parametrization of the group miming the Euler parametrization for SU (n).
A simple parametrization for G2
However, we also need more observations to constrain those simulations. A large CFHT observing program was allocated to the Magnetism in Massive Stars (MiMeS) collaboration that will allow us to better understand the interaction of stellar winds and magnetic fields.
Magnetic fields, winds and X-rays of massive stars: A spectropolarimetric survey of the Orion cluster
TypesConfig describes where the mime.types file (or equivalent) is # to be found.
Software Design Document, Testing, Deployment and Configuration Management of the UUIS--a Team 2 COMP5541-W10 Project Approach
AddType allows you to add to or override the MIME configuration # file mime.types for specific file types.
Software Design Document, Testing, Deployment and Configuration Management of the UUIS--a Team 2 COMP5541-W10 Project Approach
The output returned by a SLAP service is a VOTable , an XML table format, returned with a MIME-type of ”text/xml;content=x-votable”. The table lists all the Spectral lines found in the server database that match the query constraints.
IVOA Recommendation: Simple Line Access Protocol Version 1.0
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