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MIRROR

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does mirror mean? 

MIRROR (noun)
  The noun MIRROR has 2 senses:

1. polished surface that forms images by reflecting light
2. a faithful depiction or reflection

  Familiarity information: MIRROR used as a noun is rare.


MIRROR (verb)
  The verb MIRROR has 2 senses:

1. reflect as if in a mirror
2. reflect or resemble

  Familiarity information: MIRROR used as a verb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


MIRROR (noun)


Sense 1mirror [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Polished surface that forms images by reflecting light

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Hypernyms ("mirror" is a kind of...):

reflector (device that reflects radiation)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "mirror"):

car mirror (a mirror that the driver of a car can use)

cheval glass (a full length mirror mounted in a frame in which it can be tilted)

hand glass; hand mirror (a mirror intended to be held in the hand)

glass; looking glass (a mirror; usually a ladies' dressing mirror)

pier glass; pier mirror (a large mirror between two windows)

speculum (a mirror (especially one made of polished metal) for use in an optical instrument)


Sense 2mirror [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A faithful depiction or reflection

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Context example:

the best mirror is an old friend

Hypernyms ("mirror" is a kind of...):

depicting; depiction; portrayal; portraying (a representation by picture or portraiture)


MIRROR (verb)


Sense 1mirror [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Reflect as if in a mirror

Classified under:

Verbs of raining, snowing, thawing, thundering

Context example:

The smallest pond at night mirrors the firmament above

Hypernyms (to "mirror" is one way to...):

reflect; reverberate (to throw or bend back or reflect (from a surface))

Sentence frames:

Something ----s somebody
Something ----s something


Sense 2mirror [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Reflect or resemble

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Context example:

The plane crash in Milan mirrored the attack in the World Trade Center

Hypernyms (to "mirror" is one way to...):

reflect (give evidence of the quality of)

Sentence frame:

Something ----s something


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