Definition of mirror noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈmɪrə(r)//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈmɪrər//
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  1. 1  [countable] a piece of special flat glass that reflects images, so that you can see yourself when you look in it He looked at himself in the mirror. a rear-view mirror (= in a car, so that the driver can see what is behind) (British English) a wing mirror (= on the side of a car) (North American English) a side-view mirror See related entries: Furniture
  2. 2  a mirror of something [singular] something that shows what something else is like The face is the mirror of the soul. Dickens' novels are a mirror of his times.
  3. 3= mirror site
  4. Word OriginMiddle English: from Old French mirour, based on Latin mirare ‘look at’. Early senses also included ‘a crystal used in magic’ and ‘a person deserving imitation’.Extra examples Art can be seen as a mirror image of society. He was busy admiring himself in the mirror. He watched them through a two-way mirror. She stared at her face in the mirror. We hung a mirror over the fireplace. a large mirror hanging on the wall behind him
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: mirror