Definitions for Wonderˈwʌn dər

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

won•derˈwʌn dər(v.i.)

  1. to think or speculate curiously and sometimes doubtfully:

    to wonder about the truth of a statement.

  2. to be filled with awe; marvel (often fol. by at):

    We wondered at her skill and daring.

  3. (v.t.)to speculate curiously; be curious to know:

    I wonder what happened.

  4. to feel wonder at:

    We wondered that you went.

  5. (n.)a cause of surprise, astonishment, or admiration:

    It is a wonder he declined such an offer.

  6. a feeling of amazement, puzzled interest, or reverent admiration:

    a sense of wonder at seeing the Grand Canyon.

  7. 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


Won•derˈwʌn dər(n.)

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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"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. wonder(verb)ˈwʌn dər

    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.

  2. wonderˈwʌn dər

    used to make a polite request

    I wonder if you could help me move these tables?

  3. wonder(noun)ˈwʌn dər

    amazement or surprise

    I stared at my newborn baby in wonder.

  4. wonderˈwʌn dər

    sth amazing or surprising

    the wonders of modern medicine

  5. wonderˈwʌn dər

    to have an extremely good result or effect

    a cream that works wonders for dry skin

  6. wonderˈwʌn dər

    indicates you are not surprised

    No wonder she's overweight with all the junk food she eats.


  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)


  6. Wonder(adverb)



  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.

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

Anagrams of Wonder

  1. downer

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.

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