Miracle meaning

mĭrə-kəl
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A miracle play.
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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.
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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.

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.

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A remarkable event or thing; marvel.
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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.

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A fortunate outcome that prevails despite overwhelming odds against it.
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An awesome and exceptional example of something.
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An event that appears inexplicable by the laws of nature and so is held to be supernatural in origin or an act of God.
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One that excites admiring awe; a wonderful or amazing event, act, person, or thing.
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A wonderful example.

A miracle of tact.

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Origin of miracle

  • 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

  • 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