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. miraclenoun

    any amazing or wonderful occurrence

  2. miraclenoun

    a marvellous event manifesting a supernatural act of a divine agent

Wiktionary

  1. miraclenoun

    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. miraclenoun

    A fortunate outcome that prevails despite overwhelming odds against it

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

  3. miraclenoun

    An awesome and exceptional example of something

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Miraclenoun

    a wonder or wonderful thing

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

  2. Miraclenoun

    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. Miraclenoun

    a miracle play

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

  4. Miraclenoun

    a story or legend abounding in miracles

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

  5. Miracleverb

    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, 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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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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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. Katia Cytryn-Silverman:

    As this happened toward the Jewish Holiday of Hanukkah ? which celebrates the liberation and the rededication of the Second Temple by the Maccabeans (second century BCE) and the miracle of the lasting oil, which burned in the Temple's menorah for eight days ? we decided to bring the finding to public knowledge, as a good wish for Hannukah and for the Holiday Season.

  2. Joe McCann:

    It is a very remote area, the trail is traveled quite a bit. But... There’s a lot of areas that you ca n’t see from the trail. And people do not normally walk through the wooded area of the park. Actually, it’s a miracle that her remains were found a year later because I ca n’t imagine many people walking down there and seeing it.

  3. The Talmud:

    Never expose yourself unnecessarily to danger; a miracle may not save you...and if it does, it will be deducted from your share of luck or merit.

  4. David McCormick:

    Listen, the reason Mehmet Oz keeps talking about President Trump's endorsement is because Mehmet Oz can't run on Mehmet Oz own positions and Mehmet Oz own records, and what's true is Mehmet Oz has flip-flopped on every major issue that we're talking about in this campaign, the problem, Doctor, is there's no miracle cure for flip-flopping, and Pennsylvanians are seeing right through your phoniness and that's what you're dealing with. And that's why you're not taking off in the polls.

  5. Norma Davis:

    We expected him to come back and he did not return, we knew something happened. To us it's just a miracle. We're just so thrilled that he was found alive.

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