Definitions for miracleˈmɪr ə kəl

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

mir•a•cleˈmɪr ə kəl(n.)

  1. an extraordinary occurrence that surpasses all known human powers or natural forces and is ascribed to a divine or supernatural cause, esp. to God.

  2. a superb or surpassing example of something; wonder; marvel.

Origin of miracle:

1125–75; ME (< OF ) < L mīrāculum=mīrā(rī) to wonder at +-culum -cle2

Princeton's WordNet

  1. miracle(noun)

    any amazing or wonderful occurrence

  2. miracle(noun)

    a marvellous event manifesting a supernatural act of a divine agent

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. miracle(noun)ˈmɪr ə kəl

    a very lucky occurrence

    It's a miracle that we found a cab at that time of day.

  2. miracleˈmɪr ə kəl

    sth good that cannot be explained and seems to come from God

    Do you believe in miracles?

Wiktionary

  1. miracle(Noun)

    A wonderful event occurring in the physical world attributed to supernatural powers.

  2. miracle(Noun)

    A fortunate outcome that prevails despite overwhelming odds against it

  3. miracle(Noun)

    An awesome and exceptional example of something

  4. Origin: From miracle, from miraculum, from miror, from mirus, from smei-, mei-.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Miracle(noun)

    a wonder or wonderful thing

  2. Miracle(noun)

    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

  3. Miracle(noun)

    a miracle play

  4. Miracle(noun)

    a story or legend abounding in miracles

  5. Miracle(verb)

    to make wonderful

Freebase

  1. Miracle

    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.

The Roycroft Dictionary

  1. miracle

    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

  1. MIRACLE

    A woman who won't talk.

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'miracle' in Nouns Frequency: #2187


Translations for miracle

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

miracle(noun)

something which man is not normally capable of making happen and which is therefore thought to be done by a god or God

Christ's turning of water into wine was a miracle.

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