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BNC: 2086 COCA: 1853


1 mirror /ˈmirɚ/ noun
plural mirrors
1 mirror
plural mirrors
Learner's definition of MIRROR
: a piece of glass that reflects images镜子
see pictures at bathroom, car; see also rearview mirror
: something that shows what another thing is like in a very clear and accurate way真实写照usually singular通常用单数
see also smoke and mirrors

— mirrored

/ˈmirɚd/ adjective
2 mirror /ˈmirɚ/ verb
mirrors; mirrored; mirroring
2 mirror
mirrors; mirrored; mirroring
Learner's definition of MIRROR
[+ object]
: to be very similar to (something)与…十分相似
: to show (something) in a very clear and accurate way反映;展现
: to show the image of (something) on a surface : reflect映照;反射
BNC: 2086 COCA: 1853


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mir·​ror ˈmir-ər How to pronounce mirror (audio)
: a polished or smooth surface (as of glass) that forms images by reflection
She looked at herself in the mirror.
: something that gives a true representation
the press as a mirror of public opinion C. G. Bowers
: an exemplary model
She is the mirror of feminine beauty.
ˈmir-ərd How to pronounce mirror (audio)
ˈmir-ər-ˌlīk How to pronounce mirror (audio)


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mirrored; mirroring; mirrors

transitive verb

: to reflect in or as if in a mirror


Example Sentences

Noun breaking a mirror is supposed to bring seven years of bad luck Verb The building was mirrored in the lake. the still waters of the pond mirroring the cloudless sky above
Recent Examples on the Web
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Word History



Middle English mirour "object with a reflective surface, reflection, model of conduct," borrowed from Anglo-French mirur, mireour, from mirer "to look at" (going back to Latin mīrārī "to be surprised, look with wonder at") + -ur, -eour -or entry 1 — more at admire


derivative of mirror entry 1

First Known Use


13th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1


1593, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of mirror was in the 13th century
BNC: 2086 COCA: 1853


ADJECTIVE | VERB + MIRROR | MIRROR + VERB | MIRROR + NOUN | PREPOSITION ADJECTIVEbathroom, bedroom浴室鏡;卧室鏡子compact, dresser, make-up, pocket, shaving化妝鏡;梳妝鏡;袖珍鏡;剃鬚鏡hand, hand-held (NAmE) 手鏡full-length, tall穿衣鏡;高大的鏡子framed, ornate有框的/裝飾華麗的鏡子antique古董鏡two-way雙向透明玻璃鏡He watched them through a two-way mirror.他透過雙向透明玻璃鏡看着他們。concave, convex凹鏡;凸鏡oval, round橢圓鏡;圓鏡rear, rear-view, side-view, wing (BrE) 後視鏡;側後視鏡Always check your mirror before pulling out to overtake.超車前一定要注意看後視鏡。funhouse (NAmE) 哈哈鏡broken, cracked破碎的/有裂紋的鏡子VERB + MIRRORuse用鏡子glance in, look in, look into瞥一眼鏡子;照鏡子admire yourself in, examine yourself in, look at yourself/your face in欣賞鏡中的自己;審視鏡中的自己;在鏡中端詳自己/自己的臉He was busy admiring himself in the mirror.他忙着在鏡前自我欣賞。face, sit at, stand in front of面對鏡子;坐在鏡子前;站在鏡子前check看車鏡catch sight of sb/sth in, see sb/sth in在鏡子裏看見⋯hang掛鏡子We hung a mirror over the fireplace.我們在壁爐上方掛了面鏡子。break, crack, smash打破/砸裂/砸碎鏡子MIRROR + VERBreflect sth, reveal sth, show sth鏡子照出⋯hang鏡子懸掛a large mirror hanging on the wall behind him他背後牆上掛着的一面大鏡子MIRROR + NOUNimage, reflection (especially NAmE) 鏡像;鏡面反射Art can be seen as a mirror image of society.藝術可看作是對社會的反映。PREPOSITIONin a/the mirror在鏡中She stared at her face in the mirror.她盯着鏡子裏自己的臉。


ADVERB | VERB + MIRROR | PHRASES ADVERBclosely密切地反映The trends here closely mirror those in America.這兒的潮流緊跟美國。exactly, faithfully, perfectly精確地/忠實地/如實地反映almost幾乎反映出VERB + MIRRORseem to似乎反映出PHRASESbe mirrored by sth, be mirrored in sth在⋯中得到反映The jump in business confidence has been mirrored by the increase in employment.就業人數的增加反映出商業信心的大大增強。be mirrored in sb's face, be mirrored on sb's face映在某人的臉上The shock was mirrored on her face.她面露震驚之色。
BNC: 2086 COCA: 1853
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0_0: Translations of mirror
  • # n.
    反映: mirror, reaction, response
    鑒: example, mirror, ancient bronze mirror, reflection, reflexion, warning
    鏡: glass, lens, looking glass, mirror
    鏡子: looking glass, mirror
  • # v.
    反映: make known, mirror, reflect, report
    映: mirror, reflect, shine

0_0: Definitions of mirror
  • # noun.
    - a reflective surface, now typically of glass coated with a metal amalgam, that reflects a clear image.
    * he checked his appearance in the mirror
  • # verb.
    - (of a reflective surface) show a reflection of.
    * the clear water mirrored the sky

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