Miracle Definition

mĭrə-kəl
miracles
noun
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.
Webster's New World
A remarkable event or thing; marvel.
Webster's New World
A wonderful example.
A miracle of tact.
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A fortunate outcome that prevails despite overwhelming odds against it.

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Other Word Forms of Miracle

Noun

Singular:
miracle
Plural:
miracles

Origin of Miracle

  • From Old French miracle, from Latin mÄ«rāculum (“object of wonder"), from mÄ«ror (“to wonder at"), from mÄ«rus (“wonderful"), from Proto-Indo-European *smei-, *mei- (“to smile, to be astonished").

    From Wiktionary

  • Middle English from Old French from Latin mīrāculum from mīrārī to wonder at from mīrus wonderful smei- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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