- Informal. to supply or amplify with one or more microphones; attach a microphone to: to mike a singer.
- Informal. to use or position a microphone: to mike properly when recording a singer.
- drop the mike, Informal. mic(def 2).
Origin of mike1
- a forklike support for a light cannon on a sailing ship.
Origin of mike2
- loafing; idling.
- to loaf.
Origin of mike3
- to measure with a micrometer.
Origin of mike4
- a male given name, form of Michael.
- (lowercase) a word used in communications to represent the letter M.
- KatherineKathleen Beauchamp Murry, 1888–1923, English short-story writer.
- Michael JosephMike, 1903–2001, U.S. politician: senator 1953–77.
- Richard,1857–1907, U.S. actor, born in Germany.
- Mount, a mountain in N Vermont: highest peak of the Green Mountains, 4393 feet (1339 meters).
- a city in W Nottinghamshire, in central England.
- a city in N Ohio.
- a town in N Connecticut.
- a town in SE Massachusetts.
- Hel·mut (Hein·rich Wal·de·mar) [hel-moo t hahyn-rik vahl-duh-mahr; German hel-moot hahyn-rikh vahl-duh-mahr] /ˈhɛl mʊt ˈhaɪn rɪk ˈvɑl dəˌmɑr; German ˈhɛl mut ˈhaɪn rɪx ˈvɑl dəˌmɑr/, born 1918, West German political leader: chancellor 1974–82.
- Michael JackMike, born 1949, U.S. baseball player.
- Michael GeraldMikeIron Mike, born 1966, U.S. boxer.
Examples from the Web for mike
And now, similarly, former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee: "Bend over and take it like a prisoner!"Huckabee 2016: Bend Over and Take It Like a Prisoner!
January 8, 2015
And similar shards of enthusiasm-killing kryptonite are lodged in John Kasich, Mike Pence and Ted Cruz.
Democrats would be mistaken to underestimate Mike Huckabee, perhaps the strongest Republican presidential contender.
On the Democratic side, many expect former Rep. Mike McMahon to make another run at the seat.The Felon Who Wouldn’t Leave Congress
Ben Jacobs, David Freedlander
December 23, 2014
Like Mike Tyson says, you have a great fight plan until you come out and take the first punch.How Will Cuba Play In Peoria?
December 21, 2014
He was Mike Gaynor, a trainer, and more than once Porter had stood his friend.
On Mike's face was a map of disaster; the disaster might be trivial or great.
May we see the horses, Mike—are they having their lie-down, or anything?
They visited all the other stalls, eight of them, and listened to Mike's eulogies on the inmates.
"Miss Porter'll tell ye about this wan," said Mike, diplomatically.
- communications a code word for the letter m
- a town in central England, in W Nottinghamshire: former coal-mining and cotton-textiles industries. Pop: 69 987 (2001)
- Katherine, real name Kathleen Mansfield Beauchamp. 1888–1923, British writer, born in New Zealand, noted for her short stories, such as those in Bliss (1920) and The Garden Party (1922)
- Helmut (Heinrich Waldemar) (ˈhɛlmuːt). born 1918, German Social Democrat statesman; chancellor of West Germany (1974–82)
- Mike. born 1966, US boxer. World heavyweight champion (1986–90, and 1996): jailed for rape (1992–95) and assault (1999); banned from professional boxing (1997–98) after biting off part of his opponent's ear
Word Origin and History for mike
type of astronomical telescope lens used for photography, 1939, from Estonian-born German optician Bernhard Voldemar Schmidt (1879-1935), who invented it.