Definitions for MIRRORˈmɪr ər

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

mir•rorˈmɪr ər(n.)

  1. a reflecting surface, usu. of glass with a silvery, metallic, or amalgam backing.

  2. any reflecting surface, as of calm water under certain lighting conditions.

  3. something that gives a faithful representation, image, or idea of something else:

    Gershwin's music was a mirror of its time.

  4. a pattern for imitation; exemplar:

    a man who was the mirror of fashion.

  5. (v.t.)to reflect in or as if in a mirror.

  6. to imitate.

Origin of mirror:

1175–1225; ME mirour < OF mireo(u)r=mir- (see mirage ) +-eo(u)r < L -ātor -ator

Princeton's WordNet

  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"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. mirror(noun)ˈmɪr ər

    a piece of glass that reflects

    the car's rear-view mirror; to look at yourself in the mirror

  2. mirror(verb)ˈmɪr ər

    to be the same as; = match

    views that mirrored her own ideas


  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 Dictionary

  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


  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.

British National Corpus

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

  3. Nouns Frequency

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Translations for MIRROR

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


a piece of glass or metal having a surface that reflects an image

She spends a lot of time looking in the mirror.

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