mirror Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary Cambridge dictionaries logo

Meaning of “mirror” in the English Dictionary

"mirror" in British English

See all translations

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.

expend iconexpend iconMore examples

mirrorverb [T]

uk   /ˈmɪr.ər/  us   //
(Definition of mirror from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"mirror" in American English

See all translations

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…
What is the pronunciation of mirror?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

“mirror” in British English

Word of the Day

carnival

(a special occasion or period of) public enjoyment and entertainment involving wearing unusual clothes, dancing, and eating and drinking, usually held in the streets of a city

Word of the Day

Chest pains and palpitations: talking about illness (2)
Chest pains and palpitations: talking about illness (2)
by Liz Walter,
February 03, 2016
My previous post (My leg hurts: Talking about illness (1)) presented some general vocabulary to use at the doctor’s. This one looks at some more specific areas of illness and explains some useful words and phrases that you may need to use or understand on a visit to the doctor’s. There are several

Read More 

farecasting noun
farecasting noun
February 08, 2016
predicting the optimum date to buy a plane ticket, especially on a website or using an app A handful of new and updated websites and apps are trying to perfect the art of what’s known as farecasting – predicting the best date to buy a ticket.

Read More