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"
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
Origin: [OE. wonder, wunder, AS. wundor; akin to D. wonder, OS. wundar, OHG. wuntar, G. wunder, Icel. undr, Sw. & Dan. under, and perhaps to Gr. to gaze at.]
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.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
wun′dėr, n. the state of mind produced by something new, unexpected, or extraordinary: a strange thing: a prodigy: a sweet fried cake—also Cruller.—v.i. to feel wonder: to be amazed (with at): to speculate expectantly.—p.adj. Won′dered (Shak.), having performed, or able to perform, wonders.—n. Won′derer.—adj. Won′derful, full of wonder: exciting wonder: strange: (B.) wonderfully.—adv. Won′derfully.—ns. Won′derfulness; Won′dering.—adv. Won′deringly, with wonder.—ns. Won′derland, a land of wonders; Won′derment, surprise.—adjs. Won′derous (same as Wondrous); Won′der-struck, -strick′en, struck with wonder or astonishment.—ns. Won′der-work, a prodigy, miracle: thaumaturgy; Won′der-work′er; Won′der-work′ing.—adjs. Won′der-wound′ed (Shak.), wonder-stricken; Won′drous, such as may excite wonder: strange.—adv. Won′drously.—ns. Won′drousness.—Bird of wonder, the phœnix; Nine days' wonder, something that astonishes everybody for the moment; Seven wonders of the world (see Seven). [A.S. wundor; Ger. wunder, Ice. undr.]
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
The numerical value of Wonder in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of Wonder in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Wisdom begins in wonder.
I never wonder to see men wicked, but I often wonder to see them not ashamed.
There are two ways of looking at the sky;you can wonder why its blue or wonder what you can do with a blue sky!Learn to take the positive approach always.
I wonder whether there is a gap in regulations and more generally, I wonder whether there are some things that at present no government regulatory jurisdiction has no oversight over.
They wonder much to hear that gold, which in itself is so useless a thing, should be everywhere so much esteemed, that even men for whom it was made, and by whom it has its value, should yet be thought of less value than it is.
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Translations for Wonder
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- цуд, здзіўляцца, цікавіцца, дзіваBelarusian
- чудо, питам сеBulgarian
- meravella, estorat, preguntar-se, sorprendre'sCatalan, Valencian
- zázrak, podivení, podivovat se, uvažovat, divCzech
- дивъ, чоудоOld Church Slavonic, Church Slavonic, Old Bulgarian
- vidunder, vidunder-, under, fundere, mirakel, spekulere, tænkeDanish
- Wunder, sich fragen, MirakelGerman
- απορία, θαύμα, αναρωτιέμαι, απορώ, θαυμάζω, [[μένω]] [[έκθαμβος]], ταλέντο, αστέριGreek
- mirindaĵo, talentoEsperanto
- genio, preguntarse, ponderar, maravilla, sorprenderse, maravillarse, pensamientoSpanish
- شگفتی, شگفتیدن, تعجبPersian
- ihmetellä, ihme, ihmettelyFinnish
- merveille, se demanderFrench
- wûnderWestern Frisian
- ionadh, iontasIrish
- mìorbhailScottish Gaelic
- פֶּלֶא, תההHebrew
- undur, undra, snillingurIcelandic
- meraviglia, domandarsi, chiedersiItalian
- 驚異, 驚嘆Japanese
- អច្ឆរិយវត្ថុ, ឆ្ងល់Khmer
- 놀라움, 경이Korean
- congitatio, miraculum, dubito, mirabilis, congitioLatin
- се прашува, чудоMacedonian
- wonder, zich afvragenDutch
- cud, dziwPolish
- maravilha, perguntar-se, pensamento, ponderarPortuguese
- mira, minune, mirareRomanian
- удивляться, чудо, интерес, диво, интересоваться, спрашиватьRussian
- pitati, чудо, čudo, čuditiSerbo-Croatian
- div, zázrakSlovak
- tuhtanje, čudež, tuhtatiSlovene
- mirakel, under, undraSwedish
- şaşkınlık, harikaTurkish
- диво, цікавитися, чудо, дивуватисяUkrainian
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