|v. t.||1.||To bend back; to give a backwa d turn to; to throw back; especially, to cause to return after striking upon any surface; |
|2.||To give back an image or likeness of; to mirror.|
|v. i.||1.||To throw back light, heat, or the like; to return rays or beams.|
|2.||To be sent back; to rebound as from a surface; to revert; to return.|
|3.||To throw or turn back the thoughts upon anything; to contemplate. Specifically: To attend earnestly to what passes within the mind; to attend to the facts or phenomena of consciousness; to use attention or earnest thought; to meditate; especially, to think in relation to moral truth or rules.|
We can not be said to reflect upon any external object, except so far as that object has been previously perceived, and its image become part and parcel of our intellectual furniture.
All men are concious of the operations of their own minds, at all times, while they are awake, but there few who reflect upon them, or make them objects of thought.
|4.||To cast reproach; to cause censure or dishonor.|
|Verb||1.||reflect - manifest or bring back; "This action reflects his true beliefs"|
|2.||reflect - to throw or bend back or reflect (from a surface); "A mirror in the sun can reflect light into a person's eyes"; "Sound is reflected well in this auditorium"|
|3.||reflect - reflect deeply on a subject; "I mulled over the events of the afternoon"; "philosophers have speculated on the question of God for thousands of years"; "The scientist must stop to observe and start to excogitate"|
|4.||reflect - be bright by reflecting or casting light; "Drive carefully--the wet road reflects"|
|5.||reflect - give evidence of a certain behavior; "His lack of interest in the project reflects badly on him"|
|6.||reflect - give evidence of the quality of; "The mess in his dorm room reflects on the student"|