any amazing or wonderful occurrence
a marvellous event manifesting a supernatural act of a divine agent
A wonderful event occurring in the physical world attributed to supernatural powers.
A fortunate outcome that prevails despite overwhelming odds against it
An awesome and exceptional example of something
Origin: From miracle, from miraculum, from miror, from mirus, from smei-, mei-.
a wonder or wonderful thing
specifically: An event or effect contrary to the established constitution and course of things, or a deviation from the known laws of nature; a supernatural event, or one transcending the ordinary laws by which the universe is governed
a miracle play
a story or legend abounding in miracles
to make wonderful
Origin: [F., fr. L. miraculum, fr. mirari to wonder. See Marvel, and cf. Mirror.]
A miracle is an event not ascribable to human power or the laws of nature and consequently attributed to a supernatural, especially divine, agency. Such an event may be attributed to a miracle worker, saint, or religious leader. A miracle is sometimes thought of as a perceptible interruption of the laws of nature. Others suggest that God may work with the laws of nature to perform what are considered miracles. Theologians say that, with divine providence, God regularly works through created nature yet is free to work without, above, or against it as well. The word "miracle" is often used to characterise any beneficial event that is statistically unlikely but not contrary to the laws of nature, such as surviving a natural disaster, or simply a "wonderful" occurrence, regardless of likelihood, such as a birth. Other miracles might be: survival of an illness diagnosed as terminal, escaping a life-threatening situation or 'beating the odds'. Some coincidences may be seen as miracles.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
mir′a-kl, n. anything wonderful: a prodigy: anything beyond human power, and away from the common action of the laws of nature: a supernatural event.—ns. Mir′acle-mong′er, one who pretends to work miracles; Mir′acle-play, a medieval form of drama founded on Old or New Testament history, or the legends of the saints.—adj. Mirac′ulous, of the nature of a miracle: done by supernatural power: very wonderful: able to perform miracles.—adv. Mirac′ulously.—n. Mirac′ulousness. [Fr.,—L. miraculum—mirāri, -ātus, to wonder.]
The Roycroft Dictionary
1. A happening seen by four men at once, but by no one man in particular--hence, a collective, but otherwise untrue, fact. 2. The minutiæ of cosmologies. 3. A physical event described by those to whom it was related by men who did not see it. 4. A portent that precedes the coming of a Liar with letters patent from Nowhere, or a series of extraordinary occurrences that attend his comings and goings and mouthings that in no way equal in majesty, beauty or mystery the simplest commonplace of his life. (No god, demigod, or other parasite of human ignorance is complete without miracles, for it is only the natural and commonplace that are unbelievable.)
The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz
A woman who won't talk.
Song lyrics by miracle -- Explore a large variety of song lyrics performed by miracle on the Lyrics.com website.
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'miracle' in Nouns Frequency: #2187
The numerical value of miracle in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of miracle in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Everybody considers this the miracle weapon.
Miracle Carb Diet: Make Calories and Fat Disappear – with Fiber.
There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.
Life is a miracle; walking is a miracle; watching the sunset is a miracle; everything is a miracle, because existence is a miracle!
The chances are slim but we're hoping for a miracle. That's what we need, a miracle, if President Widodo kills her, he would kill an innocent person. So please stop them from executing her.
Images & Illustrations of miracle
Translations for miracle
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- аршанхага, аџьашьатә, ациркAbkhaz
- гӏала́мат, гӏала́малъиAvaric
- цуд, дзі́ваBelarusian
- mirakl, burzhudBreton
- miracleCatalan, Valencian
- zázrak, divCzech
- дивъ, чоудоOld Church Slavonic, Church Slavonic, Old Bulgarian
- mirakel, underDanish
- wûnderWestern Frisian
- mìorbhailScottish Gaelic
- कौतुक, चमत्कार, कमालHindi
- mirakHaitian Creole
- mukjizat, keajaibanIndonesian
- სასწაული, მირაკლი, საკვირველებაGeorgian
- 기적, 奇蹟Korean
- merkyl, marthusCornish
- укмуш, кереметKyrgyz
- mīrāculum, miraculoLatin
- WonnerLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
- keheranan, mukjizat, keajaibanMalay
- wonder, mirakelDutch
- under, mirakel, underverkNorwegian
- miragle, miracleOccitan
- dziw, cudPolish
- milagre, maravilhaPortuguese
- miracul, miraclaRomansh
- minune, minunăție, miracolRomanian
- ди́во, чу́до, чудоRussian
- чудо, čudoSerbo-Croatian
- පුදුමයSinhala, Sinhalese
- zázrak, div, čudSlovak
- under, mirakelSwedish
- каромот, мӯъҷизаTajik
- gudrat, keramatTurkmen
- могҗиза, гаҗәпTatar
- диво, чудоUkrainian
- karomat, moʻjizaUzbek
- phép lạ, phép mầuVietnamese
Get even more translations for miracle »
Find a translation for the miracle definition in other languages:
Select another language: