|1.||a surface, such as polished metal or glass coated with a metal film, that reflects light without diffusion and produces an image of an object placed in front of it|
|2.||such a reflecting surface mounted in a frame|
|3.||any reflecting surface|
|4.||a thing that reflects or depicts something else: the press is a mirror of public opinion|
|5.||(tr) to reflect, represent, or depict faithfully: he mirrors his teacher's ideals|
|[C13: from Old French from mirer to look at, from Latin mīrārī to wonder at]|
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