(Mirk), n. Darkness; gloom; murk. "In mirk and mire." Longfellow.
(Mirk"some) a. Dark; gloomy; murky. [Archaic] Spenser. Mirk"some*ness, n. [Archaic]
(Mirk"y) a. Dark; gloomy. See Murky.
(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, Mirador.]
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,Spenser.
Wherein her face she often viewèd fair.
2. That which gives a true representation, or in which a true image may be seen; hence, a pattern; an
She is mirour of all courtesy.Chaucer.
O goddess, heavenly bright,Spenser.
Mirror of grace and majesty divine.
3. (Zoöl.) See Speculum.
Mirror carp (Zoöl.), 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.
(Mir"ror) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Mirrored ; p. pr. & vb. n. Mirroring.] To reflect, as in a mirror.
(Mirth) n. [OE. mirthe, murthe, merthe, AS. myrð, myrgð, merhð, mirhð. See Merry.]
1. Merriment; gayety accompanied with laughter; jollity.
Then will I cause to cease . . . from the streets of Jerusalem, the voice of mirth.Jer. vii. 34.
2. That which causes merriment. [Obs.] Shak.
Syn. Merriment; joyousness; gladness; fun; frolic; glee; hilarity; festivity; jollity. See Gladness.
1. Full of mirth or merriment; merry; as, mirthful children.
2. Indicating or inspiring mirth; as, a mirthful face.
Mirthful, comic shows.Shak.
Mirth"ful*ly, adv. Mirth"ful*ness, n.
(Mirth"less), a. Without mirth. Mirth"less*ness, n.
(Mir"y) a. [From 2d Mire.] Abounding with deep mud; full of mire; muddy; as, a miry road.