mike

1
[ mahyk ]
/ maɪk /
||

noun

Also mic. Informal. microphone.

verb (used with object), miked, mik·ing.

Informal. to supply or amplify with one or more microphones; attach a microphone to: to mike a singer.

verb (used without object), miked, mik·ing.

Informal. to use or position a microphone: to mike properly when recording a singer.

Idioms

    drop the mike, Informal. mic(def 2).

Origin of mike

1
First recorded in 1925–30; by shortening and respelling

Definition for mike (2 of 8)

mike

2
[ mahyk ]
/ maɪk /

noun

a forklike support for a light cannon on a sailing ship.

Origin of mike

2
1300–50; Middle English; perhaps < Middle Dutch micke forked instrument

Definition for mike (3 of 8)

mike

3
[ mahyk ]
/ maɪk /
British Slang.

noun

loafing; idling.

verb (used without object), miked, mik·ing.

to loaf.

Origin of mike

3
First recorded in 1815–25; origin uncertain

Definition for mike (4 of 8)

mike

4
[ mahyk ]
/ maɪk /

noun


verb (used with object), miked, mik·ing.

to measure with a micrometer.

Origin of mike

4
by shortening and respelling of micrometer1

Definition for mike (5 of 8)

Mike

[ mahyk ]
/ maɪk /

noun

a male given name, form of Michael.
(lowercase) a word used in communications to represent the letter M.

Definition for mike (6 of 8)

Mansfield

[ manz-feeld ]
/ ˈmænzˌfild /

noun


Definition for mike (7 of 8)

Schmidt

[ shmit ]
/ ʃmɪt /

noun

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.

Definition for mike (8 of 8)

Tyson

[ tahy-suh n ]
/ ˈtaɪ sən /

noun

Michael GeraldMikeIron Mike, born 1966, U.S. boxer.

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British Dictionary definitions for mike (1 of 6)

mike

/ (maɪk) /

noun

informal short for microphone See also mike up

British Dictionary definitions for mike (2 of 6)

Mike

/ (maɪk) /

noun

communications a code word for the letter m

British Dictionary definitions for mike (3 of 6)

Mansfield

1
/ (ˈmænsˌfiːld) /

noun

a town in central England, in W Nottinghamshire: former coal-mining and cotton-textiles industries. Pop: 69 987 (2001)

British Dictionary definitions for mike (4 of 6)

Mansfield

2
/ (ˈmænsˌfiːld) /

noun

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)

British Dictionary definitions for mike (5 of 6)

Schmidt

/ (ʃmɪt) /

noun

Helmut (Heinrich Waldemar) (ˈhɛlmuːt). born 1918, German Social Democrat statesman; chancellor of West Germany (1974–82)

British Dictionary definitions for mike (6 of 6)

Tyson

/ (ˈtaɪsən) /

noun

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

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