Webster 1913 Edition
imp. & p. p.
p. pr. & vb. n.
moquer, of uncertain origin; cf. OD.
mockento mumble, G.
To imitate; to mimic; esp., to mimic in sport, contempt, or derision; to deride by mimicry.
To see the life as lively
Mockingmarriage with a dame of France.
To treat with scorn or contempt; to deride.
mockedthem, and said, Cry aloud.
1 Kings xviii. 27.
Let not ambition
mocktheir useful toil.
To disappoint the hopes of; to deceive; to tantalize;
mockedme, and told me lies.
Judg. xvi. 13.
He will not . . .
Mockus with his blest sight, then snatch him hence.
Syn. – To deride; ridicule; taunt; jeer; tantalize; disappoint. See
To make sport in contempt or in jest; to speak in a scornful or jeering manner.
mockest, shall no man make thee ashamed?
Job xi. 3.
mockedat his proposal.
An act of ridicule or derision; a scornful or contemptuous act or speech; a sneer; a jibe; a jeer.
Fools make a
Prov. xiv. 9.
Imitating reality, but not real; false; counterfeit; assumed; sham.
That superior greatness and
Mock bishop’s weed
a genus of slender umbelliferous herbs (–
Discopleura) growing in wet places.
burlesquing the heroic;–
the European blackcap.–
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 turtle soup,
a soup made of calf's head, veal, or other meat, and condiments, in imitation of green turtle soup.–
a fabric made in imitation of velvet. See
Webster 1828 Edition
1.Properly, to imitate; to mimick; hence, to imitate in contempt or derision; to mimick for the sake of derision; to deride by mimicry.
2.To deride; to laugh at; to ridicule; to treat with scorn or contempt.
As he was going up by the way, there came forth little children out of the city, and mocked him, saying, go up, thou bald head. 2 Kings 2. Mark 10.
3.To defeat; to illude; to disappoint; to deceive; as, to mock expectation.
Thou hast mocked me and told me lies. Judg.16.
4.To fool; to tantalize; to play on in contempt.
He will not
Mock us with his blest sight, then snatch him hence.
When thou mockest, shall no man make thee ashamed? Job.11.
Fools make a mock at sin. Prov.14.
What shall be the portion of those who make a mock at every thing sacred?
1.Imitation; mimicry. [Little used.]
That superior greatness and mock majesty--