Mirror

Definition of Mirror

Mir´ror
n.1.
1.A looking-glass or a speculum; any glass or polished substance that forms images by the reflection of rays of light.
And in her hand she held a mirror bright,
Wherein her face she often viewèd fair.
- Spenser.
2.That which gives a true representation, or in which a true image may be seen; hence, a pattern; an exemplar.
She is mirour of all courtesy.
- Chaucer.
O goddess, heavenly bright,
Mirror of grace and majesty divine.
- Spenser.
3.(Zool.) See Speculum.
Mirror carp
(Zool.) a domesticated variety of the carp, having only three or fur rows of very large scales side.
Mirror plate
a - A flat glass mirror without a frame
b - Flat glass used for making mirrors.
Mirror writing
a manner or form of backward writing, making manuscript resembling in slant and order of letters the reflection of ordinary writing in a mirror. The substitution of this manner of writing for the common manner is a symptom of some kinds of nervous disease.
v. t.1.To reflect, as in a mirror.
[imp. & p. p. Mirrored ; p. pr. & vb. n. Mirroring.]
2.To copy or duplicate; to mimic or imitate; as, the files at Project Gutenberg were mirrored on several other ftp sites around the world.
3.To have a close resemblance to; as, his opinions often mirrored those of his wife.

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