\ ˈmīk How to pronounce mike (audio) \

Definition of mike

 (Entry 1 of 3)


miked; miking

Definition of mike (Entry 2 of 3)

transitive verb

: to supply with a microphone


communications code word
\ ˈmīk How to pronounce Mike (audio) \

Definition of Mike (Entry 3 of 3)

used as a code word for the letter m

Examples of mike in a Sentence


The announcer was wearing a mike.

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

Open mike nights are Tuesdays, 7 to 11 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14 (rain date Sept. 15) is another HDG community wide yard sale. Ronald Browning, baltimoresun.com, "Havre de Grace: Children’s Art Festival at Tydings Park set for Saturday," 5 Sep. 2019 But the Wolves' defense, led by Gunner Maldonado, Malik Reed, Tate Romney and Kyler Orr, held one of the nation's top teams to 66 rushing yards and force four turnovers with junior mike linebacker Orr recovering a fumble and intercepting a pass. Richard Obert, azcentral, "What we learned from Week 1 in Arizona high school football," 24 Aug. 2019 Photo: mike blake/Reuters Banks buy miles from airlines and award them to people who sign up for new cards and cardholders who make purchases on everyday items. Alison Sider, WSJ, "Airlines Cash In on Loyalty Credit Cards," 27 Aug. 2018 Morgan also plays at many local venues, open-mike nights and festivals. Melissa Whatley, baltimoresun.com, "Young Cockeysville singer and octogenarian historian honored," 9 July 2019 Sing a patriotic song at the open mike in Coakley's Pub, 406 St. John St., 410-939-8888, from 7 to 11 p.m., Tuesday with Lorin Angelucci and JD Sage. Ron Browning, baltimoresun.com, "Havre de Grace: A busy July starts with Independence Day celebrations," 4 July 2019 Sing a patriotic song at the open mike in Coakley's Pub, 406 St. John Street, 410-939-8888, from 7 to 11 p.m. Tuesday with Lorin Angelucci and JD Sage. Ron Browning, baltimoresun.com, "Havre de Grace: Pirate Fest at the Lock House on Saturday," 14 June 2019 Pengilly’s Saloon: Fri: Bread and Circus, 8:45 p.m. Sat: Hatton/Reilly Band, 8:45 p.m. Sun: Classy vs. Trashy Burlesque, 8 p.m. Mon: open mike with Rebecca Scott and Emily Tipton, 8 p.m. Tue: The Suburbans, 8:45 p.m. idahostatesman, "Take in some live music in the Treasure Valley this week | Idaho Statesman," 11 Jan. 2018 In the early 70s he got turned on to autoharps while participating in cross-genre open-mike series. Leor Galil, Chicago Reader, "Zither maestro Laraaji continues exploring musical paths no one else can see," 21 June 2018

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First Known Use of mike


1924, in the meaning defined above


1939, in the meaning defined above

Communications code word

1942, in the meaning defined above

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by shortening & alteration

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English Language Learners Definition of mike

informal : to put a microphone on (someone)


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