- 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 woman looks at her reflection in a mirror.
- 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 mīrārī, to wonder at, from mīrus, 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 (â€œwonder atâ€), from mÄ«rus (â€œwonderfulâ€).