A woman looks at her reflection in a mirror.
- The definition of a mirror is a surface that reflects, or anything that gives a true image of a person or thing.
An example of a mirror is what you look at while brushing your hair.
- Mirror is defined as to reflect or imitate.
An example of mirror is a dancer doing the same dance steps as another.
- a smooth surface that reflects the images of objects; esp., a piece of glass coated on the reverse side as with silver or an amalgam
- anything that gives a true representation or description
- Rare something to be imitated or emulated; model
- Archaic a crystal used by fortune-tellers, sorcerers, etc.
Origin of mirrorMiddle English mirour ; from Old French mireor ; from Vulgar Latin an unverified form miratorium ; from mirare: see mirage
- A surface capable of reflecting sufficient undiffused light to form an image of an object placed in front of it. Also called looking glass.
- Something that faithfully reflects or gives a true picture of something else.
- Something worthy of imitation.
transitive verbmir·rored, mir·ror·ing, mir·rors
Origin of mirrorMiddle English mirour, from Old French mireor, from mirer, to look at, from Latin m&imacron;r&amacron;r&imacron;, to wonder at, from m&imacron;rus, wonderful; see smei- in Indo-European roots.
- 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.
- I had a look in the mirror to see if the blood had come off my face.
- We could see the lorry in the mirror, so decided to change lanes.
- (figuratively) 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.
- (computing) 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.
(third-person singular simple present mirrors, present participle mirroring, simple past and past participle mirrored)
- 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 Graceland.
- (computing) To create something identical to (a web site, etc.).
- To reflect.
From Middle English mirour, from Old French mireor, from mirer, to look at, from Latin mÄ«ror (“wonder at"), from mÄ«rus (“wonderful").