from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A surface capable of reflecting sufficient undiffused light to form an image of an object placed in front of it. Also called looking glass.
- n. Something that faithfully reflects or gives a true picture of something else.
- n. Something worthy of imitation.
- transitive v. To reflect in or as if in a mirror: "The city mirrors many of the greatest moments of Western culture” ( Olivier Bernier).
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A smooth surface, usually made of glass with reflective material painted on the underside, that reflects light so as to give an image of what is in front of it.
- n. an object, person, or event that reflects or gives a picture of another.
- n. An exact copy of a data set, especially a website.
- v. Of an event, activity, behaviour, etc, to be identical to, to be a copy of.
- v. To create something identical to (a web site, etc.).
- v. To reflect.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A looking-glass or a speculum; any glass or polished substance that forms images by the reflection of rays of light.
- n. That which gives a true representation, or in which a true image may be seen; hence, a pattern; an exemplar.
- n. See Speculum.
- transitive v. To reflect, as in a mirror.
- transitive v. To copy or duplicate; to mimic or imitate.
- transitive v. To have a close resemblance to.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A polished surface, as of metal, or of glass backed by a metal or other opaque substance, used to reflect objects, especially to reflect the face or person as an aid in making the toilet.
- n. Specifically, in optics, a surface of glass or polished substance that forms images by the reflection of rays of light; a speculum.
- n. Figuratively, that in or by which anything is shown or exemplified; hence, a pattern; an exemplar.
- n. In architecture, a small oval ornament surrounded by a concave molding; a simple form of cartouche.
- n. In ornithology, same as speculum.
- n. A Japanese mirror of cast-metal, which, when made to reflect the sun's rays upon a screen at a proper distance, shows in the reflection bright images which are counterparts of raised figures or characters on the back of the mirror. These, like all Japanese mirrors, are generally circular in form, are about one eighth of an inch thick in the thinnest part, and are usually surrounded on the back by a raised rim. The surface of the mirror is generally slightly convex, and coated with an amalgam of mercury and the metal forming the mirror. The surface is locally modified in its curvature by the characters, either by the shrinkage of the metal in cooling, or by its deformation in the process of amalgamation or of polishing. Only a few of the mirrors which apparently answer to the general description in respect to their construction possess the “magic” property in any great degree.Soemmering's mirror, in microscopy, a plane mirror of polished steel, smaller than the pupil of the eye, placed before the eyepiece of the microscope to be used like the camera lucida in making drawings.
- To reflect in or as in a mirror.
- n. A glass backed with an amalgam of tin or silver.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. polished surface that forms images by reflecting light
- v. reflect as if in a mirror
- v. reflect or resemble
- n. a faithful depiction or reflection
The light that passes through this mirror is the laser beam.
Next to this mirror is a 20 foot version, like a child next to its mother, and a colossal 200 foot wall which only has one other like it, and that's in Malta.
I am Intendant Kira Nerys of the ISS Andromeda, and from what you call the mirror universe.
Seeing one's reflection in the computer screen as clearly as in a mirror is a major distraction and annoyance.
This mirror is at the core of what he calls the Nawatl Topological Scheme, which is a wheel that is divided into four different dimensions, with a fifth at its center that is produced by the interrelation of the others.
Initially, I didn't find its ornate, elaborate style terribly appealing, but a mirror is a mirror and it was useful in our bedroom.
So he came there, and I gave him a mirror like that, in a box, which I call a mirror box, right?
What you do is you create what I call a mirror box.
"Conferences", which he called a mirror of monasticism (speculum monasticum), to be read daily in his monasteries.
"That's what I call the mirror of health," said Langdon, in an unwonted burst of poetic eloquence, as he passed his hand across the horse's ribs.