What does miracle mean?

Definitions for miracle
ˈmɪr ə kəlmir·a·cle

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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.

  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

  6. Origin: [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.

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British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

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

Anagrams for miracle »

  1. reclaim

  2. claimer

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How to say miracle in sign language?

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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. Julia Bruzzese Precious , indeed:

    I believe in a miracle

  2. Kimberly Lord:

    She’s a miracle child.

  3. Benjamin Netanyahu:

    We have a miracle of Purim.

  4. Michael Reed:

    We are just hoping for a miracle.

  5. Osho:

    Be realistic: Plan for a miracle.

Images & Illustrations of miracle

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