verb (used with object)
- mirror ball,
- mirror canon,
- mirror carp,
- mirror finish,
- mirror image
Origin of mirror
Examples from the Web for 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.
The queen rejoiced, went home, and asked the mirror: “Mirror, mirror, on the wall, who in this land is the fairest of all?”In New Brothers Grimm 'Snow White', The Prince Doesn't Save Her|The Brothers Grimm|November 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Lady Cecilia rose from the bed, advanced towards the mirror, and smoothed her hair.The Mysteries of London, v. 1/4|George W. M. Reynolds
And so his crown was all a mirror—clear, bright, beautiful, but mirroring a looking-glass soul.Sunday-School Success|Amos R. Wells
If art "holds the mirror up to nature" this art's mirror is the largest of all, the most used.Our Androcentric Culture, or The Man Made World|Charlotte Perkins Gilman
I will only say that I repeated again the experiments with the mirror, sometimes with success, sometimes without.Great Ghost Stories|Various
The more you look at this optical being moving there behind the mirror, the more remarkable the image appears to you.Mysterious Psychic Forces|Camille Flammarion
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."