Meaning of MIRROR in English
I. mir ‧ ror 1 S3 W3 /ˈmɪrə $ -ər/ BrE AmE noun [countable]
[ Date: 1200-1300 ; Language: Old French ; Origin: mirour , from mirer 'to look at' , from Latin mirare ]
1 . a piece of special glass that you can look at and see yourself in
in a mirror
She was studying her reflection in the mirror.
He spends hours in front of the mirror!
When I looked in the mirror I couldn’t believe it. I looked fantastic!
a mirror on the inside or side of a vehicle, which the driver uses to see what is behind:
Check your rear-view mirror before you drive away.
a wing mirror
3 . a mirror of something something that gives a clear idea of what something else is like SYN reflection :
We believe the polls are an accurate mirror of public opinion.
II. mirror 2 BrE AmE verb [transitive]
if one thing mirrors another, it is very similar to it and may seem to copy or represent it SYN reflect :
Henry’s sad smile mirrored that of his son.
The economic recovery in Britain was mirrored in the US.
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English. Longman - Словарь современного английского языка. 2012