verb (used with object)
Origin of mirror
Synonyms for mirror
Related Words for mirrorexemplify, represent, depict, imitate, echo, typify, mimic, personify, epitomize, embody, follow, symbolize, illustrate, speculum, reflector, show, emulate, double, image, glass
Examples from the Web for mirror
Contemporary Examples of mirror
In it, he finds a large mirror, and when he looks into the mirror, he sees his parents standing behind him.
He runs to find his friend Ron to show him his parents in the mirror.
But when Ron looks into the mirror, he sees himself being carried on the shoulders of his teammates, the hero who won the game.
But she is, in her way, holding a mirror up to nature, and objects in this mirror may be closer than they appear.Is Bigger Better for St. Vincent?
December 4, 2014
And the mirror replied: “You, my queen, may have a beauty quite rare, but Little Snow White is a thousand times more fair.”In New Brothers Grimm 'Snow White', The Prince Doesn't Save Her
The Brothers Grimm
November 30, 2014
Historical Examples of mirror
Over the seat is a mirror cut into small squares by wooden muntins.The Spenders
Harry Leon Wilson
After that she must pin it on, and slip in to stand before his mirror and inspect the result.
Her stiff cap moved in the breeze as it swung from the corner of her mirror.
"I feel an awful fool in it," he murmured, glancing at his reflection in the mirror.The Foolish Lovers
St. John G. Ervine
The principle of the siphon recorder is exactly the inverse of the mirror galvanometer.Heroes of the Telegraph
Word Origin for mirror
early 13c., from Old French mireoir "a reflecting glass, looking glass; observation, model, example," earlier miradoir (11c.), from mirer "look at" (oneself in a mirror), "observe, watch, contemplate," from Vulgar Latin *mirare "to look at," variant of Latin mirari "to wonder at, admire" (see miracle). Figurative usage is attested from c.1300. Used in divination since classical and biblical times; mirrors in modern England are the subject of at least 14 known superstitions, according to folklorists. Belief that breaking one brings bad luck is attested from 1777. The Spanish cognate, mirador (from mirar "to look, look at, behold"), has come to mean "watch tower." Mirror ball attested from 1968.
"to reflect," 1590s, from mirror (n.). Related: Mirrored; mirroring. The Middle English verb mirouren (early 15c.) meant "to be a model" (for conduct, behavior, etc.), while miren (mid-14c., from Old French mirer) meant "to look in a mirror."