What does Wonder mean?

Definitions for Wonder
ˈwʌn dərWon·der

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. wonder, wonderment, admirationnoun

    the feeling aroused by something strange and surprising

  2. wonder, marvelnoun

    something that causes feelings of wonder

    "the wonders of modern science"

  3. curiosity, wonderverb

    a state in which you want to learn more about something

  4. wonder, inquire, enquireverb

    have a wish or desire to know something

    "He wondered who had built this beautiful church"

  5. wonder, questionverb

    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, marvelverb

    be amazed at

    "We marvelled at the child's linguistic abilities"

Wiktionary

  1. Wondernoun

    One of the Wonders of the World.

    Etymology: Old English wundrian

Webster Dictionary

  1. Wondernoun

    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

    Etymology: [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.]

  2. Wondernoun

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

    Etymology: [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.]

  3. Wonderverb

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

    Etymology: [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.]

  4. Wonderverb

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

    Etymology: [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.]

  5. Wonderadjective

    wonderful

    Etymology: [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.]

  6. Wonderadverb

    wonderfully

    Etymology: [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

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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

Examples of Wonder in a Sentence

  1. Mike Remmers:

    Every week I’ve played in this league, I’ve never gone into a game thinking, ‘Hey, I wonder what this guy thinks of me?’ I don’t care at all. It makes no difference to me, i’m just going out there to do my job.

  2. Daniel Maison:

    It's a part of our lives. We wonder what we did without it. I don't need to physically have cash. The beauty is you can even have a savings account on your mobile phone.

  3. Jason Levine:

    Yet one has to wonder why Kias initial reaction was to deny the validity of our petition, particularly as there were dozens of reports of fires involving these vehicles all the way back to last summer.

  4. Lee Ji-su:

    After seeing my friend go through such violence, I realized that I have to be more careful in selecting my dating partner, but it's not easy to find trustworthy men, it made me wonder whether dating was that important in my life if I have to spend so much time looking for men I could trust.

  5. Steve Maraboli:

    When you stop just existing and you start truly living, each moment of the day comes alive with wonder and synchronicity."

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