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.
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.
I wonder what happened.
We wondered at the ease with which she settled into her new job.
I could only wonder after hearing his excuse. I wondered about his late-night comings and goings.
I wondered what kind of costume she would wear. I wondered why I said that.
Considers quinoa a wonder grain.
Gazing in wonder at the comet.
- To have a beneficial effect:.This tonic will do wonders for you.
- As a cause for surprise; surprisingly.
- To make a remarkable improvement in.
- Now I know why! of course!.
Origin of wonder
- Middle English from Old English wundor
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Middle English wonder, wunder, from Old English wundor (“wonder, miracle, marvel, portent, horror; wondrous thing, monster"), from Proto-Germanic *wundrÄ… (“miracle, wonder"), from Proto-Indo-European *wen- (“to wish for, desire, strive for, win, love"). Cognate with Scots wunner (“wonder"), West Frisian wonder, wÃ»nder (“wonder, miracle"), Dutch wonder (“miracle, wonder"), Low German wunner, wunder (“wonder"), German Wunder (“miracle, wonder"), Danish and Swedish under (“wonder, miracle"), Icelandic undur (“wonder"). Possible extra-Germanic cognate include Albanian Ã«ndÃ«rr (“dream, wonder") geg var. andÃ«r, ondÃ«r.
- The verb is from Old English wundrian, which is from the noun wundor (“wonder, miracle, marvel"), as above.