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mirror

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noun mir·ror \ˈmir-ər, mi-rər\

Definition of mirror

  1. 1 :  a polished or smooth surface (as of glass) that forms images by reflection She looked at herself in the mirror.

  2. 2a :  something that gives a true representation the press as a mirror of public opinion — C. G. Bowersb :  an exemplary model She is the mirror of feminine beauty.

mirrored

play \-(r)ə(r)d\ adjective

mirrorlike

play \-ˌlīk\ adjective

Examples of mirror in a Sentence

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

Origin and Etymology 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


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mirror

verb mir·ror

Definition of mirror

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

  3. 2 :  resemble

Examples of mirror in a Sentence

  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 English Language Learners

mirror

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Definition of mirror for English Language Learners

  • : a piece of glass that reflects images

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

mirror

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Definition of mirror for English Language Learners

  • : 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


MIRROR Defined for Kids

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mirror

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noun mir·ror \ˈmir-ər\

Definition of mirror for Students

  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 for Students

mirrored

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mirroring

  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

Illustration of mirror



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