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- mirrour (obsolete)
- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈmɪɹ.ə/
- (US) IPA(key): /ˈmiɹ.ɚ/, /ˈmɪɹ.ɚ/, /ˈmiɚ/, /ˈmɪɚ/
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- Rhymes: -ɪrə(r), -ɪə(r)
- (some accents) Homophone: mere
mirror (plural mirrors)
- 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.
- I had a look in the mirror to see if the blood had come off my face.
- We could see the lorry in the mirror, so decided to change lanes.
- (figuratively) an object, person, or event that reflects or gives a picture of another.
- His story is a mirror into the life of orphans growing up.
- O goddess, heavenly bright, / Mirror of grace and majesty divine.
- (Internet) A website or other online resource that contains replicated data.
- Although the content had been deleted from his blog, it was still found on some mirrors.
- A mirror carp.
- (historical) A kind of political self-help book, advising kings, princes, etc. on how to behave.
Terms derived from mirror (noun)
smooth reflecting surface
computing: exact copy of a data set
- (transitive) Of an event, activity, behaviour, etc, to be identical to, to be a copy of.
- He tried to mirror Elvis's life. He copied his fashion and his mannerisms, and he even went to live in Graceland.
- (computing, transitive) To create something identical to (a web site, etc.).
- (transitive) To reflect, as in a mirror.
of an event, activity, behaviour.. to be identical to, be a copy of, to reflect