Complete Definition of "mike"

see|Mike|mic
English

Alternative forms
mic

Pronunciation
Rhymes: Rhymes:English:-aɪk|-aɪk

Noun
en-noun

  1. informal A microphone.

#*1970, Theodore Sturgeon and Edward H. Waldo, "The Pod in the Barrier", in A Touch of Strange, Ayer Publishing, ISBN 0836935225, page 28,
#*:"Then I say to the recording, for the record," I barked, right into the mike, "[â¦]"
#*1981, John Swaigen, How to Fight for Whatâs Right: The Guide to Public Interest Law, James Lorimer & Company, ISBN 0888624220, pages 118â119,
#*:Obviously, one must watch what one says in the vicinity of a microphone. More than one person has made a âprivateâ statement in the presence of an open mike.
#*2007, John Sellers, Perfect from Now On: How Indie Rock Saved My Life, Simon and Schuster, ISBN 0743277082, page 85,
#*:When the haggard bartender informed us that there would be an open-mike event later in the evening, I got my first sense that not everyone in Manchester cared about the music the city has produced.

Verb
en-verb|mik|ing

  1. To place one or more microphones (#Noun|mikes) on.

#*1994 September, Jim Gaines, transcribed in Alan di Perna, "Step Lively: Recalling the recording process of SRVâs IN STEP with album producer Jim Gaines", in Guitar World Magazine, reprinted in Guitar World Presents Stevie Ray Vaughan: Stevie Ray In His Own Words, Hal Leonard (1997), ISBN 0793580803, page 81,
#*:âAnd sometimes Iâd just have to mike the room. You could run into some weird phasing problems with the individual mics because the speakers were all reacting differently.â <!-- [sic] quotes -->
#*1996, J.R. Robinson, quoted in Mark Huntly Parsons, The Drummerâs Studio Survival Guide: How to get the best possible drum tracks on any recording project, Hal Leonard, ISBN 0793572223, page 72,
#*:He knows me, I know him, and I know how heâs going to mike the drums and what selection of micâs <!-- [sic] --> he's going to use.
#*2006, Glenn Haertlein, Project Vectus, Lulu, ISBN 1-4116-8414-1, page 108,
#*:âZeb, is everything go on the AV equipment?â I heard Jim ask. ¶ âYep,â Zeb replied. âI just need to mike him up.â [â¦] âAll set,â he said once he clipped the wireless microphone to my shirtfront.

  1. To measure using a micrometer.

#*1983, Tom S. Wilson, How to Rebuild Your Big-block Chevy, HPBooks, ISBN 0895861755, page 98,
#*:Measure <!-- bold in original; italicized here for formatting's sake --> Valve-Stem DiameterâTo be positive about it youâll have to mike the valve stem with a 1-in. micrometer as explained on pages 100 and 101.

Translations
trans-top|to place one or more microphones on
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Swedish: mick c
Telugu: à°®à±à°à± (maiku)
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