Mirror meaning

mĭr'ər
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.

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Something worthy of imitation.
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Anything that gives a true representation or description.
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A surface capable of reflecting sufficient undiffused light to form an image of an object placed in front of it.
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To reflect, as in a mirror; give or show a likeness of.
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Something that faithfully reflects or gives a true picture of something else.
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To reflect in or as if in a mirror.
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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.
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Something to be imitated or emulated; model.
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A crystal used by fortune-tellers, sorcerers, etc.
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An object that causes light or other radiation to be reflected from its surface, with little or no diffusion. Common mirrors consist of a thin sheet or film of metal, such as silver, behind or covering a glass pane. Mirrors are used extensively in telescopes, microscopes, lasers, fiber optics, measuring instruments, and many other devices.
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The word mirror is widely used to imply copy, which in the digital world means an exact copy. However, the word is actually somewhat of a misnomer, because a mirror image is a reversed and opposite image. See mirror site and mirror folder.
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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.

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(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.

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(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.

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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.

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(computing) To create something identical to (a web site, etc.).
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To reflect.
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Mirror is defined as to reflect or imitate.

An example of mirror is a dancer doing the same dance steps as another.

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Origin of mirror

  • Middle English mirour from Old French mireor from mirer to look at from Latin mīrārī to wonder at from mīrus wonderful smei- in Indo-European roots
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From Middle English mirour, from Old French mireor, from mirer, to look at, from Latin mÄ«ror (“wonder at"), from mÄ«rus (“wonderful").
    From Wiktionary