What does miracle mean?
Definitions for miracle
ˈmɪr ə kəlmir·a·cle
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word miracle.
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
Etymology: From miracle, from miraculum, from miror, from mirus, from smei-, mei-.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: miracle, Fr. miraculum, Latin.
Nothing almost sees miracles
But misery. William Shakespeare, King Lear.
Virtuous and holy, chosen from above,
To work exceeding miracles on earth. William Shakespeare, Henry VI.
Be not offended, nature’s miracle,
Thou art allotted to be ta’en by me. William Shakespeare, Henry VI.
The miracles of our Lord are peculiarly eminent above the lying wonders of demons, in that they were not made out of vain ostentation of power, and to raise unprofitable amazement; but for the real benefit and advantage of men, by feeding the hungry, healing all sorts of diseases, ejecting of devils, and reviving the dead. Richard Bentley, Sermons.
A miracle is an event that is inexplicable by natural or scientific laws and accordingly gets attributed to some supernatural or praeternatural cause. Various religions often attribute a phenomenon characterized as miraculous to the actions of a supernatural being, (especially) a deity, a magician, a miracle worker, a saint, or a religious leader. Informally, English-speakers often use the word miracle 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 (e.g. "the miracle of childbirth"). Some coincidences may be seen as miracles.A true miracle would, by definition, be a non-natural phenomenon, leading many writers to dismiss miracles as physically impossible (that is, requiring violation of established laws of physics within their domain of validity) or impossible to confirm by their nature (because all possible physical mechanisms can never be ruled out). The former position is expressed (for instance) by Thomas Jefferson, and the latter by David Hume. Theologians typically say that, with divine providence, God regularly works through nature yet, as a creator, may work without, above, or against it as well.
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
Etymology: [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.
A fasttrack that enables the creation of a healthy body, sane mind, spirit, soul, subconscious, conscience and consciousness.
There are many miracles that get created daily on earth.
Submitted by MaryC on March 8, 2020
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Surnames Frequency by Census Records
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Miracle is ranked #5525 in terms of the most common surnames in America.
The Miracle surname appeared 6,291 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 2 would have the surname Miracle.
93% or 5,855 total occurrences were White.
2.9% or 188 total occurrences were Black.
1.6% or 104 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
1.2% or 79 total occurrences were of two or more races.
0.5% or 36 total occurrences were Asian.
0.4% or 29 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'miracle' in Nouns Frequency: #2187
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The numerical value of miracle in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of miracle in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
Examples of miracle in a Sentence
It's so humbling and I'm grateful but I cannot say I understand quite how that happened. It's kind of a miracle, never in our wildest dreams did we think that these songs that we wrote would last for such a long time.
It has been an economic miracle to allow the person in their basement to start a company, a global company, and serve 175 countries in the world, it is amazing — likely the highest job creator in the last decade.
Miracle Mineral Solution and similar products are not FDA-approved, and ingesting these products is the same as drinking bleach.
I got a charge. It was wonderful, we're still praying for that miracle.
If there is no God, this world really is a miracle.
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Translations for miracle
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- 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
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