Definitions for Wonderˈwʌn dər
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
to think or speculate curiously and sometimes doubtfully:
to wonder about the truth of a statement.
to be filled with awe; marvel (often fol. by at):
We wondered at her skill and daring.
(v.t.)to speculate curiously; be curious to know:
I wonder what happened.
to feel wonder at:
We wondered that you went.
(n.)a cause of surprise, astonishment, or admiration:
It is a wonder he declined such an offer.
a feeling of amazement, puzzled interest, or reverent admiration:
a sense of wonder at seeing the Grand Canyon.
a remarkable or extraordinary phenomenon, deed, or event; marvel or miracle.
Origin of wonder:
bef. 900; (n.) OE wundor, c. OS wundar, OHG wuntar, ON undr
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wonder, wonderment, admiration(noun)
the feeling aroused by something strange and surprising
something that causes feelings of wonder
"the wonders of modern science"
a state in which you want to learn more about something
wonder, inquire, enquire(verb)
have a wish or desire to know something
"He wondered who had built this beautiful church"
place in doubt or express doubtful speculation
"I wonder whether this was the right thing to do"; "she wondered whether it would snow tonight"
be amazed at
"We marvelled at the child's linguistic abilities"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
to think about
I wonder if they're OK.; Do you ever wonder about life after death?; He wondered why she hadn't called him.
used to make a polite request
I wonder if you could help me move these tables?
amazement or surprise
I stared at my newborn baby in wonder.
sth amazing or surprising
the wonders of modern medicine
to have an extremely good result or effect
a cream that works wonders for dry skin
indicates you are not surprised
No wonder she's overweight with all the junk food she eats.
One of the Wonders of the World.
Origin: Old English wundrian
that emotion which is excited by novelty, or the presentation to the sight or mind of something new, unusual, strange, great, extraordinary, or not well understood; surprise; astonishment; admiration; amazement
a cause of wonder; that which excites surprise; a strange thing; a prodigy; a miracle
to be affected with surprise or admiration; to be struck with astonishment; to be amazed; to marvel
to feel doubt and curiosity; to wait with uncertain expectation; to query in the mind; as, he wondered why they came
Wonder is an emotion comparable to surprise that people feel when perceiving something very rare or unexpected. It has historically been seen as an important aspect of human nature, specifically being linked with curiosity and the drive behind intellectual exploration. Wonder is also often compared to the emotion of awe but awe implies fear or respect rather than joy.
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'Wonder' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2930
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'Wonder' in Written Corpus Frequency: #672
Rank popularity for the word 'Wonder' in Nouns Frequency: #1637
Rank popularity for the word 'Wonder' in Verbs Frequency: #180
Translations for Wonder
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
the state of mind produced by something unexpected or extraordinary
He was full of wonder at the amazing sight.
- دَهْشَه، تَعَجُّبArabic
- espantoPortuguese (BR)
- die VerwunderungGerman
- forbløffelse; forundringDanish
- απορία, κατάπληξη, θαυμασμόςGreek
- admiración, asombroSpanish
- تعجب؛ شگفتFarsi
- čudo, začuđenostCroatian
- undrun, furðaIcelandic
- nuostaba, nustebimasLithuanian
- rasa kagumMalay
- تعجب؛ شگفتPersian
- حيراني، هك پكتيا، تعجب، اريانتيا: معجزهPashto
- údiv, úžasSlovak
- 驚嘆，詫異Chinese (Trad.)
- здивування, подивUkrainian
- sự ngạc nhiênVietnamese
- 惊异Chinese (Simp.)
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