Mirror

A framed mirror showing a jug.
A fish pond acting as a mirror to reflect views of people.

A mirror or looking-glass is something that reflects light. One common plane mirror is a piece of special flat glass that a person can look into to see a reflection of themselves or what is behind them.

Sometimes, a flat piece of metal or the surface of water can act like a mirror.

The reason you are able to see yourself in a mirror is because light comes in and gets reflected, and that's how you are able to see your reflection.

Mirrors can have magnification properties, making images appear smaller or larger than their actual size. They can also be concave (curved inward) or convex (curved outward), making the reflected angle and view to be smaller or larger, respectively. Special mirrors can make a person's appearance look quite strange.

Also, in a mirror, writing appears backwards, as a "mirror image" of the original writing.

Mirrors are usually made out of glass with metal on the back, called "silvering" even if the metal is not silver. Some mirrors are made of polished metal, which is less breakable.

Mirrors with a curved surface can make things appear bigger or smaller, like a lens does.


Other Languages
العربية: مرآة
ܐܪܡܝܐ: ܡܚܙܝܬܐ
asturianu: Espeyu
Avañe'ẽ: Ñeangecha
azərbaycanca: Güzgü
تۆرکجه: گؤزگو
বাংলা: দর্পণ
Bahasa Banjar: Caramin
Bân-lâm-gú: Kiàⁿ
беларуская: Люстра
беларуская (тарашкевіца)‎: Люстра
български: Огледало
bosanski: Ogledalo
brezhoneg: Melezour
català: Mirall
Чӑвашла: Тĕкĕр
čeština: Zrcadlo
Cymraeg: Drych
dansk: Spejl
Deitsch: Schpiggel
Deutsch: Spiegel
eesti: Peegel
Ελληνικά: Κάτοπτρο
English: Mirror
эрзянь: Чавачамо
español: Espejo
Esperanto: Spegulo
euskara: Ispilu
فارسی: آینه
français: Miroir
Gaeilge: Scáthán
galego: Espello
한국어: 거울
հայերեն: Հայելի
हिन्दी: दर्पण
hrvatski: Zrcalo
Ido: Spegulo
Ilokano: Sarming
Bahasa Indonesia: Cermin
italiano: Specchio
עברית: מראה
Basa Jawa: Pengilon
ಕನ್ನಡ: ಕನ್ನಡಿ
ქართული: სარკე
қазақша: Айна
Kreyòl ayisyen: Glas (pou gade)
kurdî: Awêne
Latina: Speculum
latviešu: Spogulis
lietuvių: Veidrodis
Limburgs: Spegel
lumbaart: Spegg
magyar: Tükör
македонски: Огледало
മലയാളം: കണ്ണാടി
मराठी: आरसा
Bahasa Melayu: Cermin
Mìng-dĕ̤ng-ngṳ̄: Giáng
Mirandés: Speilho
မြန်မာဘာသာ: ကြည့်မှန်
Nāhuatl: Tezcatl
Nederlands: Spiegel (optica)
Nedersaksies: Spegel
नेपाली: ऐना
नेपाल भाषा: न्हाय्‌कं
日本語:
norsk: Speil
norsk nynorsk: Spegel
Nouormand: Mireus
occitan: Miralh
oʻzbekcha/ўзбекча: Koʻzgu
ਪੰਜਾਬੀ: ਸ਼ੀਸ਼ਾ
پښتو: هينداره
polski: Lustro
português: Espelho
română: Oglindă
Runa Simi: Rirpu
русиньскый: Зеркало
русский: Зеркало
sicilianu: Specchiu
සිංහල: දර්පණ
سنڌي: آرسي
slovenčina: Zrkadlo
slovenščina: Zrcalo
کوردی: ئاوێنە
српски / srpski: Ogledalo
srpskohrvatski / српскохрватски: Ogledalo
Basa Sunda: Kaca eunteung
suomi: Peili
svenska: Spegel
తెలుగు: దర్పణం
тоҷикӣ: Оина
ᏣᎳᎩ: ᏓᏎᏘ
Türkçe: Ayna
українська: Дзеркало
اردو: آئینہ
vepsän kel’: Zerkol
Tiếng Việt: Gương
Võro: Piigli
Winaray: Espiho
吴语: 平面镜
ייִדיש: שפיגל
粵語:
žemaitėška: Zelkorios
中文: