What does miracle mean?

Definitions for miracle
ˈmɪr ə kəlmir·a·cle

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

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

Wiktionary

  1. miracle(Noun)

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

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

  2. miracle(Noun)

    A fortunate outcome that prevails despite overwhelming odds against it

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

  3. miracle(Noun)

    An awesome and exceptional example of something

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Miracle(noun)

    a wonder or wonderful thing

    Etymology: [F., fr. L. miraculum, fr. mirari to wonder. See Marvel, and cf. Mirror.]

  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

    Etymology: [F., fr. L. miraculum, fr. mirari to wonder. See Marvel, and cf. Mirror.]

  3. Miracle(noun)

    a miracle play

    Etymology: [F., fr. L. miraculum, fr. mirari to wonder. See Marvel, and cf. Mirror.]

  4. Miracle(noun)

    a story or legend abounding in miracles

    Etymology: [F., fr. L. miraculum, fr. mirari to wonder. See Marvel, and cf. Mirror.]

  5. Miracle(verb)

    to make wonderful

    Etymology: [F., fr. L. miraculum, fr. mirari to wonder. See Marvel, and cf. Mirror.]

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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Miracle

    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. miraculummirāri, -ātus, to wonder.]

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.

Editors Contribution

  1. miracle

    A fasttrack that enables the creation of a healthy body, sane mind, spirit, soul conscience and consciousness.

    There are many miracles that get created daily on earth.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 8, 2020  

Suggested Resources

  1. miracle

    Song lyrics by miracle -- Explore a large variety of song lyrics performed by miracle on the Lyrics.com website.

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

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

Anagrams for miracle »

  1. reclaim

  2. claimer

How to pronounce miracle?

  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say miracle in sign language?

  1. miracle

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of miracle in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of miracle in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of miracle in a Sentence

  1. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    What I am going to say may appear narcissistic, but it's true. If you want to see a miracle, all you have to do is just look in the mirror, and you will see the greatest miracle in this world: The Human Body, the amazingly wondrous creation of Supreme Power, in my view. The process of creation of human body begins with the union of sperm and ovum in the womb of a woman. It's just a beginning of the greatest miracle, because almost immediately begins the creation of thousands of millions of body cells, which in fact build the most complicated tissues, complex organs, and exceptionally intricate systems of the human body. Interestingly there are about one octillion cells in adult human body, which can be written as 1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000. And now comes the astounding fact: all these one thousand trillion trillion cells are created by only fifty consecutive replications of just one cell. Wow! That's what I consider miracle, created by none other than Supreme Power!

  2. Jen Ramsey:

    Keep going – a miracle is around the corner.

  3. Photographer Zak Bartleet:

    Thank God that guy is alive and not hurt. It’s just a miracle that no one else was really injured. And that nothing else really happened - no fire or bystanders standing by.

  4. Samantha Heller:

    There is no one miracle food that will launch us into immortality, the lifestyle as a whole must be considered, including daily physical activity and eating less( of) animal foods like meat, cheese and butter. It is easiest to encourage people to eat a variety of plant foods such as salads, trail mix, roasted vegetables, pasta primavera, almond butter and banana sandwiches, lentil soup, or edamame hummus.

  5. John Burroughs:

    The spirit of man can endure only so much and when it is broken only a miracle can mend it.

Images & Illustrations of miracle

  1. miraclemiraclemiraclemiraclemiracle

Popularity rank by frequency of use

miracle#1#9106#10000

Translations for miracle

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

Get even more translations for miracle »

Translation

Find a translation for the miracle definition in other languages:

Select another language:

  • - Select -
  • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
  • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
  • Español (Spanish)
  • Esperanto (Esperanto)
  • 日本語 (Japanese)
  • Português (Portuguese)
  • Deutsch (German)
  • العربية (Arabic)
  • Français (French)
  • Русский (Russian)
  • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
  • 한국어 (Korean)
  • עברית (Hebrew)
  • Gaeilge (Irish)
  • Українська (Ukrainian)
  • اردو (Urdu)
  • Magyar (Hungarian)
  • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
  • Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Italiano (Italian)
  • தமிழ் (Tamil)
  • Türkçe (Turkish)
  • తెలుగు (Telugu)
  • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
  • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
  • Čeština (Czech)
  • Polski (Polish)
  • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Românește (Romanian)
  • Nederlands (Dutch)
  • Ελληνικά (Greek)
  • Latinum (Latin)
  • Svenska (Swedish)
  • Dansk (Danish)
  • Suomi (Finnish)
  • فارسی (Persian)
  • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
  • հայերեն (Armenian)
  • Norsk (Norwegian)
  • English (English)

Discuss these miracle definitions with the community:

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:


Citation

Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:

Style:MLAChicagoAPA

"miracle." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2020. Web. 6 Aug. 2020. <https://www.definitions.net/definition/miracle>.

Are we missing a good definition for miracle? Don't keep it to yourself...

Free, no signup required:

Add to Chrome

Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

Free, no signup required:

Add to Firefox

Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

Nearby & related entries:

Alternative searches for miracle:


Thanks for your vote! We truly appreciate your support.