The definition of a miracle is the occurrence of an amazing and improbable event, often interpreted to have religious origins and to have been caused by God.(noun)
When someone recovers from a terminal illness when everyone thought death was certain, the recovery is an example of something that would be described as a miracle.
See miracle in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: OFr < L miraculum, a strange thing, in LL(Ec), miracle < mirari, to wonder at < mirus, wonderful < IE base *(s)mei-, to smile
See miracle in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English
Origin: , from Old French
Origin: , from Latin mīrāculum
Origin: , from mīrārī, to wonder at
Origin: , from mīrus, wonderful; see smei- in Indo-European roots.
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