verb (used with object)
Origin of mirror
Synonyms for mirror
Related Words for mirroringexemplify, represent, depict, imitate, echo, typify, mimic, personify, epitomize, embody, follow, symbolize, illustrate, show, emulate, double, image, glass, simulate
Examples from the Web for mirroring
Contemporary Examples of mirroring
A skull forms through the mirroring of the original image and hovers above the large negative shape.Jasper Johns: The Secrets of a Master at Work
March 15, 2014
Fabricating the future on screen has always been a way of mirroring present-day anxieties about technology.How ‘Her’ Gets the Future Right
December 21, 2013
The Daily Pic: Adad Hannah mirrrors the mirroring that happens in Velazquez.Reflecting on Genius
October 18, 2013
Rousseff, now 62, has lived a wild political life, mirroring the changing fortunes of her country.Brazil's Next Outlaw President
October 2, 2010
Historical Examples of mirroring
Over the dam it lay in a quiet pool, mirroring every bud and twig.Wayside Courtships
Two swans waddled up from the mirroring water and investigated us.The Red One
It dips into the silent sea, mirroring sparkling evening stars.The Little Lady of Lagunitas
Richard Henry Savage
Lake smooth as glass, mirroring its miles of glacier-polished pavements and bold mountain walls.My First Summer in the Sierra
It seems as if the image of the fountain is fittest and most tempting for mirroring in music.
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."