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mike1

[mahyk] /maɪk/
noun
1.
Also, mic. Informal. a microphone.
verb (used with object), miked, miking.
2.
Informal. to supply or amplify with one or more microphones; attach a microphone to:
to mike a singer.
verb (used without object), miked, miking.
3.
Informal. to use or position a microphone:
to mike properly when recording a singer.
Origin
by shortening and respelling

mike2

[mahyk] /maɪk/
noun
1.
a forklike support for a light cannon on a sailing ship.
Origin
1300-50; Middle English; perhaps < Middle Dutch micke forked instrument

mike3

[mahyk] /maɪk/
noun
1.
loafing; idling.
verb (used without object), miked, miking.
2.
to loaf.
Origin
1815-25; origin uncertain

mike4

[mahyk] /maɪk/
noun
1.
micrometer1 (def 2).
verb (used with object), miked, miking.
2.
to measure with a micrometer.
Origin
by shortening and respelling of micrometer

Mike

[mahyk] /maɪk/
noun
1.
a male given name, form of Michael.
2.
(lowercase) a word used in communications to represent the letter M.
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British Dictionary definitions for mikes

mike

/maɪk/
noun
1.
(informal) short for microphone See also mike up

Mike

/maɪk/
noun
1.
(communications) a code word for the letter m
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Slang definitions & phrases for mikes

mike

noun
  1. A microphone (1927+)
  2. A Mikado engine, a type of locomotive having eight drive wheels, produced in the 1890s for the Japanese state railroad and also used in the US (1950s+ Railroad)
  3. microgram; a millionth of a gram: I feel like I've been up on 300 mikes of acid (1970+)
verb

To amplify with a microphone: The club was so small they decided not to mike the show


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