Definitions for MIRRORˈmɪr ər

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  1. mirror(noun)

    polished surface that forms images by reflecting light

  2. mirror(verb)

    a faithful depiction or reflection

    "the best mirror is an old friend"

  3. mirror(verb)

    reflect as if in a mirror

    "The smallest pond at night mirrors the firmament above"

  4. mirror(verb)

    reflect or resemble

    "The plane crash in Milan mirrored the attack in the World Trade Center"

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  1. Mirror(v. t.)

    To copy or duplicate; to mimic or imitate; as, the files at Project Gutenberg were mirrored on several other ftp sites around the world.

  2. Mirror(v. t.)

    To have a close resemblance to; as, his opinions often mirrored those of his wife.

WiktionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. mirror(Noun)

    A smooth surface, usually made of glass with reflective material painted on the underside, that reflects light so as to give an image of what is in front of it.

  2. mirror(Noun)

    an object, person, or event that reflects or gives a picture of another.

    His story is a mirror into the life of orphans growing up.

  3. mirror(Noun)

    An exact copy of a data set, especially a website.

    Although the content had been deleted from his blog, it was still found on some mirrors.

  4. mirror(Verb)

    Of an event, activity, behaviour, etc, to be identical to, to be a copy of.

    He tried to mirror Elvis's life. He copied his fashion and his mannerisms, and even went to live in .

  5. mirror(Verb)

    To create something identical to (a web site, etc.).

  6. Origin: From mirour, from mireor, from mirer, to look at, from miror, from mirus.

Webster DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Mirror(noun)

    a looking-glass or a speculum; any glass or polished substance that forms images by the reflection of rays of light

  2. Mirror(noun)

    that which gives a true representation, or in which a true image may be seen; hence, a pattern; an exemplar

  3. Mirror(noun)

    see Speculum

  4. Mirror(verb)

    to reflect, as in a mirror

  5. Origin: [OE. mirour, F. miroir, OF. also mireor, fr. (assumed) LL. miratorium, fr. mirare to look at, L. mirari to wonder. See Marvel, and cf. Miracle, Mirador.]

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  1. Mirror

    A mirror is an object that reflects light in a way that preserves much of its original quality subsequent to its contact with the mirror. Some mirrors also filter out some wavelengths, while preserving other wavelengths in the reflection. This is different from other light-reflecting objects that do not preserve much of the original wave signal other than color and diffuse reflected light. The most familiar type of mirror is the plane mirror, which has a flat surface. Curved mirrors are also used, to produce magnified or diminished images or focus light or simply distort the reflected image. Mirrors are commonly used for personal grooming or admiring oneself, decoration, and architecture. Mirrors are also used in scientific apparatus such as telescopes and lasers, cameras, and industrial machinery. Most mirrors are designed for visible light; however, mirrors designed for other types of waves or other wavelengths of electromagnetic radiation are also used, especially in non-optical instruments.

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    Rank popularity for the word 'MIRROR' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2745

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'MIRROR' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2933

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'MIRROR' in Nouns Frequency: #1055


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