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mirror

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noun mir·ror \ˈmir-ər, mi-rər\

Simple Definition of mirror

  • : a piece of glass that reflects images

  • : something that shows what another thing is like in a very clear and accurate way

Full Definition of mirror

  1. 1 :  a polished or smooth surface (as of glass) that forms images by reflection

  2. 2 a :  something that gives a true representation b :  an exemplary model

mir·rored play \-(r)ə(r)d\ adjective
mir·ror·like play \-ˌlīk\ adjective

Examples of mirror

  1. <breaking a mirror is supposed to bring seven years of bad luck>



Origin of mirror

Middle English mirour, from Anglo-French mirur, from mirer to look at, from Latin mirari to wonder at


First Known Use: 13th century

Rhymes with mirror


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mirror

verb mir·ror

Simple Definition of mirror

  • : to be very similar to (something) : to show (something) in a very clear and accurate way

  • : to show the image of (something) on a surface

Full Definition of mirror

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to reflect in or as if in a mirror

  3. 2 :  resemble

Examples of mirror

  1. The building was mirrored in the lake.

  2. <the still waters of the pond mirroring the cloudless sky above>



1593

First Known Use of mirror

1593



MIRROR Defined for Kids

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mirror

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noun mir·ror \ˈmir-ər\

Definition of mirror

  1. 1 :  a piece of glass that reflects images

  2. 2 :  something that gives a true likeness or description <The painting is a mirror of medieval life.>




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mirror

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verb mir·ror

Definition of mirror

mir·roredmir·ror·ing

  1. :  to reflect in or as if in a mirror <“Why is the sea such a color?” he asked. “Sea mirrors sky,” his father replied. — Pearl S. Buck, The Big Wave>




Medical Dictionary

mirror

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noun mir·ror \ˈmir-ər\

Medical Definition of mirror

  1. :  a polished or smooth surface (as of glass) that forms images by reflection



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