English - Vietnamese Dictionary
mirror /'mirə/Concise Dictionary
- danh từ
- (nghĩa bóng) hình ảnh trung thực (của cái gì)
+polished surface that forms images by reflecting light
+a faithful depiction or reflection
+reflect as if in a mirror
+reflect or resemble
Advanced English Dictionary
1 looking-glass, glass, speculum, reflector:
She stared at her reflection in the mirror, wondering whether she should grow her hair
2 reflection, reproduction, picture, representation, replication, (mirror) image:
Language is the mirror of society, reflecting every social change.
3 reflect, reproduce, represent, depict, repeat, echo, send back:
The calm lake mirrored the moonlight. The people's misery was mirrored in their faces.
noun, verbCollocation Dictionary
1 [C] a piece of special flat glass that reflects images, so that you can see yourself when you look in it: He looked at himself in the mirror. + a rear-view mirror (= in a car, so that the driver can see what is behind) + (BrE) a wing mirror (= on the side of a car) + (AmE) a side mirror
2 a ~ of sth [sing.] something that shows what sth else is like: The face is the mirror of the soul. + Dickens' novels are a mirror of his times.
+ verb [VN] (written)
1 to have features that are similar to sth else and which show what it is like: The music of the time mirrored the feeling of optimism in the country.
2 to show the image of sb/sth on the surface of water, glass, etc.
She saw herself mirrored in the shiny wood panelling.
bathroom, hand, shaving, wardrobe | full-length | gilt-framed, ornate | two-way
He watched them through a two-way mirror.
| driving, rear, rear-view, wing
Always check your mirror before pulling out to overtake.
VERB + MIRROR
glance in, look in/into | admire yourself in, examine yourself in, look at yourself/your face in
He was busy admiring himself in the wardrobe mirror.
| sit at, stand in front of | check | catch sight of sb/sth in, see sb/sth in | fix, hang
We hung a mirror over the fireplace.
| break, crack
MIRROR + VERB
MIRROR + NOUN
Art can be seen as a mirror image of society.
in a/the ~
She stared at her face in the mirror.
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