mirage

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from French mirage

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mirage (plural mirages)

  1. 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.
  2. (figuratively) An illusion.

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mirage (third-person singular simple present mirages, present participle miraging, simple past and past participle miraged)

  1. (transitive) To cause to appear as or like a mirage.
    • 1915, E. Phillips Oppenheim, Mr. Grex of Monte Carlo[1]:
      All that had been in his mind seemed suddenly miraged before him—the removal of Hunterleys, his own wife's failing health.
    • 1901, A. E. W. Mason, Ensign Knightley and Other Stories[2]:
      The vision of a salon was miraged before her, with herself in the middle deftly manipulating the destinies of a nation.

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

mirer +‎ -age.

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mirage m (plural mirages)

  1. mirage

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