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.

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. Elliot Hentov:

    A lot of sovereign wealth funds are now ageing and that matters for how you approach asset allocation as when you're scaling up your fund you're more likely to simply follow an existing template, i.e. mirror your peers, there's also an issue of scale. As funds get larger that can provide a constraint on the markets they want to invest in. You can still make selective contrarian bets but your portfolio is likely to be more fixed.

  2. Whenever Buffett:

    If there’s one thing to remember: Delight your customer, if they could write this on their mirror so that they saw it in the morning when they got up every day -- they could write it in Sharpie, they could write it in lipstick, they could write it in soap.

  3. Ahmed Tibi:

    It is a blatant racist comment... and many Israelis are angry at Smotrich for holding the mirror of racism in front of them, as a doctor, if Smotrich or his wife needed medical help from me, I would give it without hesitation. I have treated many racists in the past.

  4. P. G. Wodehouse:

    Henry glanced hastily at the mirror. Yes, he did look rather old. He must have overdone some of the lines on his forehead. He looked something between a youngish centenarian and a nonagenarian who had seen a good deal of trouble.

  5. Andreas Simic:

    Life has many sides; sometimes we need a mirror to see them all” Andreas Simic

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