(1) Polished surface that forms images by reflecting light
(2) A faithful depiction or reflection
"The best mirror is an old friend"
(3) Reflect or resemble
"The plane crash in Milan mirrored the attack in the World Trade Center"
(4) Reflect as if in a mirror
"The smallest pond at night mirrors the firmament above"
From Middle English mirour, from Old French mireor, from mirer, to look at, from , from .
- 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.
- an object, person, or event that reflects or gives a picture of another.
- An exact copy of a data set, especially a website.
- Of an event, activity, behaviour, etc, to be identical to, to be a copy of.
- To create a mirror of (a web site, etc.).
- cheval glass
- looking glass
- Wikipedia article on mirrors in computing