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!

2 .

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.