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Definition of "miracle" []

  • An event that appears inexplicable by the laws of nature and so is held to be supernatural in origin or an act of God: "Miracles are spontaneous, they cannot be summoned, but come of themselves” ( Katherine Anne Porter). (noun)
  • One that excites admiring awe. See Synonyms at wonder. (noun)
  • A miracle play. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "miracle" in a sentence
  • "O none, unless _this_ miracle [this _miracle_] have might, that in _black ink_ -- '"
  • ""_Not only an outward miracle, but the changed circumstances of the times may speak God's will no less clearly than a miracle_," &c."
  • "The word "miracle" comes from the Latin word "mirari," which means to be filled with wonder."