- (RP) IPA: /ˈmɪ.ɹə/, /ˈmɪə.ɹə/
- (GA) IPA: /ˈmɪɹ.ɹəɹ/, [ˈmɪɚ.ɹɚ], /ˈmi.əɹ/, [ˈmi.jɚ]
- (New Zealand) IPA: /ˈmɘ.ɹɘ/
- (some accents) homophones en
mirror (plural mirrors)
- A smooth surface, usually made of glass with reflective material painted on the underside, that reflects light so as to give an image of what is in front of it.
- I had a look in the mirror to see if the blood had come off my face.
- We could see the lorry in the mirror, so decided to change lanes.
- (figuratively) An object, person, or event that reflects or gives a picture of another.
- His story is a mirror into the life of orphans growing up.
- O goddess, heavenly bright, / Mirror of grace and majesty divine.
- (internet) A website or other online resource that contains replicated data.
- Although the content had been deleted from his blog, it was still found on some mirrors.
- A mirror carp.
- (historical) A kind of political self-help book, advising kings, princes, etc. on how to behave.
- (reflecting surface) glass (old-fashioned), looking glass (old-fashioned)
- French: glace, miroir
- German: Spiegel
- Italian: specchio
- Portuguese: espelho
- Russian: зе́ркало
- Spanish: espejo
mirror (mirrors, present participle mirroring; past and past participle mirrored)
- (transitive) Of an event, activity, behaviour, etc, to be identical to, to be a copy of.
- He tried to mirror Elvis's life. He copied his fashion and his mannerisms, and he even went to live in Graceland.
- (computing, transitive) To create something identical to (a web site, etc.).
- (transitive) To reflect, as in a mirror.
- Portuguese: espelhar