Meaning of “mirror” in the English Dictionary

"mirror" in British English

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mirrornoun

uk /ˈmɪr.ər/ us /ˈmɪr.ɚ/

mirror noun (GLASS)

A2 [ C ] a piece of glass with a shiny, metal-covered back that reflects light, producing an image of whatever is in front of it:

the bathroom mirror
She was looking at her reflection in the mirror.

More examples

  • The image you see in the mirror seems to be reversed.
  • A large mirror in a room can create the illusion of space.
  • Full-length mirrors lined each wall of the bathroom.
  • There's a mirror above the washbasin.
  • She had a quick look in the rear mirror before she pulled out from the kerb.

mirrorverb [ T ]

uk /ˈmɪr.ər/ us /ˈmɪr.ɚ/

(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 reflects light, 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)