mirror Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"mirror" in British English

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mirrornoun

uk   /ˈmɪr.ər/  us   //

mirror noun (GLASS)

A2 [C] a ​piece of ​glass with a ​shiny, metal-covered back that ​reflectslight, ​producing an ​image of whatever is in ​front of it: the ​bathroom mirror She was ​looking at her ​reflection in the mirror.
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mirror noun (REPRESENT)

be a mirror of sth to ​represent or show something ​honestly: The ​movie is a mirror ofdailylife in ​wartimeBritain.

mirrorverb [T]

uk   /ˈmɪr.ər/  us   //
to ​represent something ​honestly: Our ​newspaperaims to mirror the ​opinions of ​ordinarypeople. to be very ​similar to something: Her ​on-screenromancesseem to mirror her ​experiences in her ​privatelife.
(Definition of mirror from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"mirror" in American English

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mirrornoun [C]

 us   /ˈmɪr·ər/

mirror noun [C] (GLASS)

a ​piece of ​glass with a back that ​reflectslight, ​producing an ​image of whatever is in ​front of it: a rear-view mirror a ​hand mirror

mirror noun [C] (REPRESENTATION)

a ​copy of something; something that is ​similar to something ​else: The ​law is a mirror of the nation’s ​character.

mirrorverb [T]

 us   /ˈmɪr·ər/

mirror verb [T] (REPRESENT)

to be a ​copy of something; be ​similar to something
(Definition of mirror from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “mirror”
in Korean 거울…
in Arabic مِرْآة…
in Malaysian cermin…
in French miroir…
in Russian зеркало…
in Chinese (Traditional) 玻璃, 鏡,鏡子…
in Italian specchio…
in Turkish ayna…
in Polish lustro, lusterko…
in Spanish espejo…
in Vietnamese gương…
in Portuguese espelho…
in Thai กระจก…
in German der Spiegel…
in Catalan mirall…
in Japanese 鏡…
in Chinese (Simplified) 玻璃, 镜,镜子…
in Indonesian cermin…
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