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Topic: HOUSEHOLD

Date: 1200-1300
Language: Old French
Origin: mirour, from mirer 'to look at', from Latin mirare

mirror

1 noun
     
mir‧ror1 S3 W3 [countable]
1DH a piece of special glass that you can look at and see yourself in
in a mirror
She was studying her reflection in the mirror.
He spends hours in front of the mirror!
When I looked in the mirror I couldn't believe it. I looked fantastic!
mirror
2 a mirror on the inside or side of a vehicle, which the driver uses to see what is behind:
Check your rear-view mirror before you drive away.
3

a mirror of something

something that gives a clear idea of what something else is like:
We believe the polls are an accurate mirror of public opinion.
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