What does Wonder mean?

Definitions for Wonderˈwʌn dər

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word Wonder.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. wonder, wonderment, admiration(noun)

    the feeling aroused by something strange and surprising

  2. wonder, marvel(noun)

    something that causes feelings of wonder

    "the wonders of modern science"

  3. curiosity, wonder(verb)

    a state in which you want to learn more about something

  4. wonder, inquire, enquire(verb)

    have a wish or desire to know something

    "He wondered who had built this beautiful church"

  5. wonder, question(verb)

    place in doubt or express doubtful speculation

    "I wonder whether this was the right thing to do"; "she wondered whether it would snow tonight"

  6. wonder, marvel(verb)

    be amazed at

    "We marvelled at the child's linguistic abilities"

Wiktionary

  1. Wonder(Noun)

    One of the Wonders of the World.

  2. Origin: Old English wundrian

Webster Dictionary

  1. Wonder(noun)

    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

  2. Wonder(noun)

    a cause of wonder; that which excites surprise; a strange thing; a prodigy; a miracle

  3. Wonder(verb)

    to be affected with surprise or admiration; to be struck with astonishment; to be amazed; to marvel

  4. Wonder(verb)

    to feel doubt and curiosity; to wait with uncertain expectation; to query in the mind; as, he wondered why they came

  5. Wonder(adj)

    wonderful

  6. Wonder(adverb)

    wonderfully

  7. 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.]

Freebase

  1. Wonder

    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

  1. Wonder

    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.]

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Wonder' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2930

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Wonder' in Written Corpus Frequency: #672

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Wonder' in Nouns Frequency: #1637

  4. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Wonder' in Verbs Frequency: #180

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Wonder in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Wonder in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Socrates:

    Wisdom begins in wonder.

  2. Jonathan Swift:

    I never wonder to see men wicked, but I often wonder to see them not ashamed.

  3. Reginald Gatsi:

    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.

  4. Daniel Tarullo:

    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.

  5. Sir Thomas More:

    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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