What does mirror mean?

Definitions for mirror
ˈmɪr ərmir·ror

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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"

GCIDE

  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.

Wiktionary

  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.

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

  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.

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

  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.

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

  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 .

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

  5. mirror(Verb)

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

    Etymology: 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

    Etymology: [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.]

  2. Mirror(noun)

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

    Etymology: [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.]

  3. Mirror(noun)

    see Speculum

    Etymology: [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.]

  4. Mirror(verb)

    to reflect, as in a mirror

    Etymology: [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.]

Freebase

  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Mirror

    mir′ur, n. a looking-glass: a reflecting surface, usually made of glass lined at the back with a brilliant metal: a pattern.—v.t. to reflect as in a mirror:—pr.p. mirr′oring; pa.p. mirr′ored.n. Mag′ic-mirr′or, a mirror in which, by means of divination, a person sees scenes in his future life: a Japanese convex mirror, engraved on the back, by which bright light reflected from the polished surface on to a screen gives bright-lined images corresponding to the figures on the back. [O. Fr. mireor, miroir—L. mirāri, -ātus, to wonder at.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. mirror

    The speculum of a quadrant, or any silvered or polished reflecting surface.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. mirror

    See Inspection of Cannon; also Looking-glass Signaling.

Entomology

  1. Mirror

    in Cicada; see specular membrane.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    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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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of mirror in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of mirror in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of mirror in a Sentence

  1. Danilo Toninelli:

    The inhumanity of Malta is the mirror of Europe's attitude.

  2. Mohsin Ali Shaukat:

    Confusion is like a delusion, it's like a dust covering the mirror of your real potentials and identity followed by your true believe system by turning it out into negative one which make your self image blur so you feel low and dull to perform anything bigger, somehow it kills the fruits of all your efforts unexpectedly, it has ability to blow your flame of passion..... there are a lot of sources you ll find around, stay away from anyone who make you confuse, anything, person, ideology or believe any source that make you feel like that, stay away from it, leave it and live your real life.”

  3. Ehsan Sehgal:

    Mirza Masroor is not the Present Khalifa Of Islam He is only a cozener of a fake Religion --- Misusing of the internet and Google Search has become a beneficial tool for fake ones, and even such ones neither fall in international jurisdiction nor considered dangerous that damage others' values and realities. It is a collapse of the truth in the mirror and the context of the minorities' right to freedom, which is under the process of falsehood in all its directions and dimensions. The fake Messiah, or Jesus Mirza Ghulam Ahmad Qadiyani and his all fake khalifas fooled Christianity and Islam, and they continuously practice on this false claim of the prophetic mission. Wikipedia, the unreliable and untrusty encyclopedia, facilitates the way of command to a minority of the fake prophet upon a clear majority of Muslims and Christians. The followers of a fake Hindustani Jesus Mirza Ghulam Ahmad Qadiyani entered world media and websites such as Wikipedia to publicize their wrong and false mission. Qadiyanis are doubtlessly termites of religion, who have challenged, not only Islam but factually, also Christianity with the creation of fake Jesus. Virtually, I have been the victim of Qadiyanis during my contribution to the Wiki-project to maintain standards and neutrality of it; thereupon, a gang of Qadiyanis succeeded that I left Wikipedia, and they, with the collaboration of my opponent ones, also managed to delete my article in Wikipedia. Not only that, but they also tried hard to eliminate me from the net-world, but thanks to Google Search, which significantly displayed Ehsan Sehgal more than that it was. Consequently, they stayed humiliated with their actions of bad-faith. These days on social media, a non-Muslim, non-Christian; however, self-made and self-claimed, Mr. Miraza Masroor Ahmad is in Google Search as Present Khalifa Of Islam, which is indeed not only incorrect only; it is a shameless and false claim for provoking the real Muslims. As a fact, Qadiyanis are neither Muslim nor Christian; they are just grifters and cozeners. Qadiyanis know that they deliberately victimize Muslims theoretically to become practically victimizers, for achieving empathy and sympathy from Westerners stupids and idiots, who have even not a little knowledge and study about Islam and Christianity, except media discriminations and wrong interpretations with the ill-mental context.

  4. Forrest Preece:

    I'm 72 and my wife is 70. It would be easy to knock us over, my wife actually went online and found a little mirror to attach to her wrist to look behind her so she's not constantly turning around. We go single file so she can see that mirror and see what's behind us.

  5. Sanita Belgrave:

    When I look in the mirror, determination stares at me.

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