Associations to the word «Mirage»

Wiktionary

MIRAGE, noun. An optical phenomenon in which light is refracted through a layer of hot air close to the ground, giving the appearance of there being refuge in the distance.
MIRAGE, noun. (figuratively) An illusion.
MIRAGE, verb. (transitive) To cause to appear as or like a mirage.

Dictionary definition

MIRAGE, noun. An optical illusion in which atmospheric refraction by a layer of hot air distorts or inverts reflections of distant objects.
MIRAGE, noun. Something illusory and unattainable.

Wise words

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