an optical illusion in which atmospheric refraction by a layer of hot air distorts or inverts reflections of distant objects
something illusory and unattainable
- A mirage is an optical illusion.
- Although the morning was young, the hazy mirage was up.
- Perhaps we are all just chasing a mirage.
- I stared at the canteen as if it were a mirage.
It was a mirage he had seen in that river village, a trick of the heat and light.出自： R. Rendell