- The definition of a wonder is someone or something that amazes people, or something miraculous or amazing.
- An example of a wonder is a unicorn.
- An example of a wonder is a six month old baby being able to talk in full sentences.
- An example of a wonder is a contortionist.
- Wonder is defined as to want to know something, feel amazement, or be curious.
- An example of wonder is a woman wanting to know whether or not she's pregnant.
- An example of wonder is feeling awe when looking at the face of your newborn baby.
wonder definition by Webster's New World
- a person, thing, or event that causes astonishment and admiration; prodigy; marvel
- the feeling of surprise, admiration, and awe aroused by something strange, unexpected, incredible, etc.: gazing in wonder at the comet
- a miraculous or apparently miraculous thing or act; miracle
Origin: Middle English ; from Old English wundor, akin to German wunder: only in Germanic
- to be seized or filled with wonder; feel amazement; marvel
- to have curiosity, sometimes mingled with doubt
Origin: OE wundrian, to wonder
- wonderer noun
wonder definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- a. One that arouses awe, astonishment, surprise, or admiration; a marvel: “The decision of one age or country is a wonder to another” (John Stuart Mill).b. The emotion aroused by something awe-inspiring, astounding, or marvelous: gazed with wonder at the northern lights.
- An event inexplicable by the laws of nature; a miracle.
- A feeling of puzzlement or doubt.
- often Wonder A monumental human creation regarded with awe, especially one of seven monuments of the ancient world that appeared on various lists of late antiquity.
- a. To have a feeling of awe or admiration; marvel: “She wondered at all the things civilization can teach a woman to endure” (Frances Newman).b. To have a feeling of surprise.
- To be filled with curiosity or doubt.
- a. Arousing awe or admiration.b. Wonderful.
- Far superior to anything formerly recognized or foreseen.
Origin: Middle English, from Old English wundor.
- wonˈder·er noun
wonder - Phrases/Idioms
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