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Definition of "wonder" []

  • 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). (noun)
  • The emotion aroused by something awe-inspiring, astounding, or marvelous: gazed with wonder at the northern lights. (noun)
  • An event inexplicable by the laws of nature; a miracle. (noun)
  • A feeling of puzzlement or doubt. (noun)
  • A monumental human creation regarded with awe, especially one of seven monuments of the ancient world that appeared on various lists of late antiquity. (noun)
  • The feeling excited by something strange; a mixture of surprise, curiosity, and sometimes awe (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.

  • Something that causes such a feeling, such as a miracle (noun)
  • Exciting wonder by virtue of spectacular results achieved, feats performed, etc (noun)
  • To indulge in speculative inquiry, often accompanied by an element of doubt (concerning something) (verb)
  • To be amazed (at something) (verb)

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Use "wonder" in a sentence
  • ""O, I wonder -- I _wonder_ if she will really try to get the place," Olga said to herself as the door closed."
  • ""I wonder, -- I _wonder_ -- if I shall ever live anything all straight out!""
  • "Now don 'wonder, don' wonder— "He became so emphatic in impressing on Carling the fact that he didn't wonder that he lost the thread of his discourse and concluded by announcing to the bar at large that he was a" physcal anmal. ""