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.
- an event or action that apparently contradicts known scientific laws and is hence thought to be due to supernatural causes, esp. to an act of God
- a remarkable event or thing; marvel
- a wonderful example: a miracle of tact
- miracle play
Origin of miracleOld French from Classical Latin miraculum, a strange thing, in LL(Ec), miracle from mirari, to wonder at from mirus, wonderful from Indo-European base an unverified form (s)mei-, to smile
- An event that appears inexplicable by the laws of nature and so is held to be supernatural in origin or an act of God.
- One that excites admiring awe; a wonderful or amazing event, act, person, or thing. See Synonyms at wonder.
- A miracle play.
Origin of miracleMiddle English from Old French from Latin mīrāculum from mīrārī to wonder at from mīrus wonderful ; see smei- in Indo-European roots.
- A wonderful event occurring in the physical world attributed to supernatural powers.
- Many religious beliefs are based on miracles.
- An example of a miracle associated with Muhammad is the splitting of the moon.
- A fortunate outcome that prevails despite overwhelming odds against it.
- An awesome and exceptional example of something