Hyper Dictionary

English Dictionary Computer Dictionary Video Dictionary Thesaurus Dream Dictionary Medical Dictionary

Search Dictionary:  

Meaning of MIRROR

Pronunciation:  'mirur

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  polished surface that forms images by reflecting light
  2. [n]  a faithful depiction or reflection; "the best mirror is an old friend"
  3. [v]  reflect as if in a mirror; "The smallest pond at night mirrors the firmament above"

MIRROR is a 6 letter word that starts with M.


 See Also: car mirror, cheval glass, depicting, depiction, glass, hand glass, hand mirror, looking glass, pier glass, pier mirror, portrayal, portraying, reflect, reflector, reverberate, speculum



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Mir"ror\, n. [OE. mirour, F. miroir, OF. also mireor,
    fr. (assumed) LL. miratorium, fr. mirare to look at, L.
    mirari to wonder. See {Marvel}, and cf. {Miracle},
    1. A looking-glass or a speculum; any glass or polished
       substance that forms images by the reflection of rays of
             And in her hand she held a mirror bright, Wherein
             her face she often view[`e]d 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. (Zo["o]l.) See {Speculum}.
    {Mirror carp} (Zo["o]l.), 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.
  2. \Mir"ror\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Mirrored}; p. pr. & vb.
    n. {Mirroring}.]
    To reflect, as in a mirror.
Computing Dictionary

1. Writing duplicate data to more than one device (usually two hard disks), in order to protect against loss of data in the event of device failure. This technique may be implemented in either hardware (sharing a disk controller and cables) or in software. It is a common feature of raid systems.

Several operating systems support software disk mirroring or disk-duplexing, e.g. novell netware.

See also redundant array of independent disks.

Interestingly, when this technique is used with magnetic tape storage systems, it is usually called "twinning".

A less expensive alternative, which only limits the amount of data loss, is to make regular backups from a single disk to magnetic tape.

2. An archive site or web site which keeps a copy of some or all files at another site so as to make them more quickly available to local users and to reduce the load on the source site. Such mirroring is usually done for specific whole directories or files on a specific remote server as opposed to a cache or proxy server which keeps copies of everything that is requested via it.

For example, src.doc.ic.ac.uk is the main UK mirror for the gnu archive at gnu.org. There are also several mirrors of this dictionary.

Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Seeing your own reflection in the mirror, suggests that you are pondering thoughts about your inner self. The reflection in the mirror is how you perceive yourself or how you want others to see you. You may be contemplating on strengthening and changing aspects of your character. Dreaming that you are looking through a two-way mirror indicates that you are coming face to face with some inner or worldly issue. What you see is related to your persona and unconscious. Seeing images through the mirror may be a safe way for you to consider and/or confront material from your unconscious. Mirrors symbolize the imagination and a link between the conscious and unconscious. Dreaming that you are being watched through a two-way mirror, suggests that you feel you are being scrutinized and criticized. Alternatively, you may be blocking or unwilling to acknowledge your unconscious emotions. To break a mirror in your dream, suggests that you are breaking an old image of yourself. You may be putting an end to an old habit. Breaking a mirror is also an old symbol for seven years of bad luck. Seeing a cracked or broken mirror in your dream. represents a poor or distorted self-image. Alternatively, it suggests that you have put an end to your old habits and ways. Seeing a fogged mirror in your dream means a hazy concept of who you are and questions about your self-identity. You are confused in your goals in life an you may have a lack of clarity in a purpose.
Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: acme, act like, adumbrate, affect, antetype, antitype, ape, apotheosis, appear like, approach, approximate, archetype, assume, be like, be redolent of, bear resemblance, beau ideal, best type, biotype, body forth, borrow, bring to mind, call to mind, call up, cheval glass, chorus, classic, classic example, come close, come near, compare with, concave mirror, convex mirror, copy, correspond, counterfeit, crib, criterion, cynosure, demonstrate, depict, distorting mirror, ditto, do, do like, echo, ego ideal, emblematize, embody, epitome, epitomize, evoke, example, exemplar, exemplify, fake, favor, figure, follow, foreshadow, forge, fugleman, fugler, genotype, glass, go like, good example, hand mirror, hero, hoke, hoke up, ideal, illustrate, image, imitate, imitatee, impersonate, incarnate, lead, look like, looking glass, make like, man of men, masterpiece, masterwork, match, mimic, mirror image, model, near, nearly reproduce, nonpareil, not tell apart, original, paradigm, paragon, parallel, partake of, pattern, pattern of perfection, personate, personify, picture, pier glass, plagiarize, precedent, prefigure, pretypify, project, prototype, quintessence, realize, rear-view mirror, reecho, reflect, reflection, reflector, remind one of, repeat, replication, represent, representation, representative, reproduce, reproduction, resemble, rule, savor of, seeing glass, seem like, send back, shadow, shadow forth, shaving mirror, shining example, simulate, smack of, sound like, speculum, stack up with, standard, suggest, symbolize, take after, type, type species, type specimen, typify, urtext, very model, window mirror