mirror


1mir·ror

noun \ˈmir-ər, mi-rər\

: 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
:  a polished or smooth surface (as of glass) that forms images by reflection
2
a :  something that gives a true representation
b :  an exemplary model
mir·rored \-(r)ə(r)d\ adjective
mir·ror·like \-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

2mirror

verb

: 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

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

First Known Use of MIRROR

1593

mir·ror

noun \ˈmir-ər\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of MIRROR

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

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