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, 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. Philippe Bulauitan:

    I am grateful that Im here and my deepest thanks to all the medical professionals from attending doctors and nurses [they]are deep in my heart, they tell me its a miracle I survived.

  2. Clarence Blackmon:

    It was like a little miracle ringing in my ear, i thought, ‘Jesus, you answered those prayers.'.

  3. Maureen Hawkins:

    Before you were conceived I wanted you. Before you were born I loved you. Before you were here an hour I would die for you. This is the miracle of life.

  4. Buzz Aldrin:

    Aldrin in the Apollo 11 Lunar Module. For the 50th anniversary of the landing, Omega issued a limited edition Speedmaster watch, a tribute to the one that Buzz Aldrin wore to the moon. ( Neil Armstrong/NASA via AP) I prefaced desolate with magnificent, because of humanitys reaching outward and accomplishing something that people thought was impossible, Buzz Aldrin said. They dreamed of somehow reaching the moon. And to demonstrate, to be a part of demonstrating this miracle was magnificent. On July 16, 1969, Buzz Aldrin, along with mission commander Neil Armstrong and command module pilot Michael Collins, launched from Kennedy Space Center atop a Saturn V rocket. Four days later, Neil Armstrong made history when Neil Armstrong became the first person to walk on the Moon. Aldrinexited thelunar module 19 minutes after Neil Armstrong. The famed astronaut joked about being second during his interview. APOLLO 11 INSIDERS REMEMBER HISTORYS MOST FAMOUS SPACE MISSION : WE HAD A JOB TO DO AND WE DID IT I will forever, no matter what I do, be known as the second man on the moon, he quipped. In this July 20, 1969 photo made available by NASA, astronaut Buzz Aldrin, lunar module pilot, walks on the surface of the moon during the Apollo 11 extravehicular activity. ( Neil Armstrong/NASA via AP) Why does it bother you to be a second man to walk on the moon ? Youre one of a dozen men who had that incredible role, Cavuto asked in a follow-up question. Well, people love being vice president, dont they ? No, Buzz Aldrin responded with a chuckle. APOLLO 11S EPIC MISSION TO THE MOON IN PICTURES Does it bother me ? Yeah, it does a little bit, Buzz Aldrin continued. Why ? Because that isnt the way I would have described what this country did with two human beings landing on the moon and then deciding who was going to go out. We did things together as a team. The famous astronaut also recalls his famous steps across the surface of the moon and how he was well aware that the world was watching. Right near the end of our period out there Buzz Aldrin was doing something with the rock boxes -- I knew where the TV camera was, and I jumped up and down and pranced around to demonstrate the mobility that a person has, he said. So I was demonstrating for the people watching on TVintentionally showing them the varieties of kangaroo hop of turning. APOLLO 11 INSIDERS REMEMBER HISTORYS MOST FAMOUS SPACE MISSION : WE HAD A JOB TO DO AND WE DID IT During his sit-down with Cavuto, Buzz Aldrin also recollected the experience of looking back at Earth while on the surface of the Moon. [ You ] look up there, theres the earth. It looks small when its up there. If you look close, you may be able to see the ice over a pole, he said. If you look at your Omega watch, you may be able to tell what time it is in Houston. Buzz Aldrin also talked about the political significance of their mission to the moon, coming as it did duringthe space race with Russia atthe height of the Cold War. APOLLO 11 : THE BOOK THAT LANDED MAN ON THE MOON COULD SELL FOR $ 9 MILLION I do a lot of thinking today -- about somebody who had -- the guts to see that we were being outshone -- outshined in the Cold War by the Soviet Union, and to say, What can we do ?

  5. Michael Connor:

    I think it is a miracle, we could be talking about a different story this evening.

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