What does wonder mean?

Definitions for wonder
ˈwʌn dərwon·der

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. wonder, wonderment, admiration(noun)

    the feeling aroused by something strange and surprising

  2. wonder, marvel(noun)

    something that causes feelings of wonder

    "the wonders of modern science"

  3. curiosity, wonder(verb)

    a state in which you want to learn more about something

  4. wonder, inquire, enquire(verb)

    have a wish or desire to know something

    "He wondered who had built this beautiful church"

  5. wonder, question(verb)

    place in doubt or express doubtful speculation

    "I wonder whether this was the right thing to do"; "she wondered whether it would snow tonight"

  6. wonder, marvel(verb)

    be amazed at

    "We marvelled at the child's linguistic abilities"

Wiktionary

  1. Wonder(Noun)

    One of the Wonders of the World.

    Etymology: Old English wundrian

Webster Dictionary

  1. Wonder(noun)

    that emotion which is excited by novelty, or the presentation to the sight or mind of something new, unusual, strange, great, extraordinary, or not well understood; surprise; astonishment; admiration; amazement

    Etymology: [OE. wonder, wunder, AS. wundor; akin to D. wonder, OS. wundar, OHG. wuntar, G. wunder, Icel. undr, Sw. & Dan. under, and perhaps to Gr. to gaze at.]

  2. Wonder(noun)

    a cause of wonder; that which excites surprise; a strange thing; a prodigy; a miracle

    Etymology: [OE. wonder, wunder, AS. wundor; akin to D. wonder, OS. wundar, OHG. wuntar, G. wunder, Icel. undr, Sw. & Dan. under, and perhaps to Gr. to gaze at.]

  3. Wonder(verb)

    to be affected with surprise or admiration; to be struck with astonishment; to be amazed; to marvel

    Etymology: [OE. wonder, wunder, AS. wundor; akin to D. wonder, OS. wundar, OHG. wuntar, G. wunder, Icel. undr, Sw. & Dan. under, and perhaps to Gr. to gaze at.]

  4. Wonder(verb)

    to feel doubt and curiosity; to wait with uncertain expectation; to query in the mind; as, he wondered why they came

    Etymology: [OE. wonder, wunder, AS. wundor; akin to D. wonder, OS. wundar, OHG. wuntar, G. wunder, Icel. undr, Sw. & Dan. under, and perhaps to Gr. to gaze at.]

  5. Wonder(adj)

    wonderful

    Etymology: [OE. wonder, wunder, AS. wundor; akin to D. wonder, OS. wundar, OHG. wuntar, G. wunder, Icel. undr, Sw. & Dan. under, and perhaps to Gr. to gaze at.]

  6. Wonder(adverb)

    wonderfully

    Etymology: [OE. wonder, wunder, AS. wundor; akin to D. wonder, OS. wundar, OHG. wuntar, G. wunder, Icel. undr, Sw. & Dan. under, and perhaps to Gr. to gaze at.]

Freebase

  1. Wonder

    Wonder is an emotion comparable to surprise that people feel when perceiving something very rare or unexpected. It has historically been seen as an important aspect of human nature, specifically being linked with curiosity and the drive behind intellectual exploration. Wonder is also often compared to the emotion of awe but awe implies fear or respect rather than joy.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Wonder

    wun′dėr, n. the state of mind produced by something new, unexpected, or extraordinary: a strange thing: a prodigy: a sweet fried cake—also Cruller.—v.i. to feel wonder: to be amazed (with at): to speculate expectantly.—p.adj. Won′dered (Shak.), having performed, or able to perform, wonders.—n. Won′derer.—adj. Won′derful, full of wonder: exciting wonder: strange: (B.) wonderfully.—adv. Won′derfully.—ns. Won′derfulness; Won′dering.—adv. Won′deringly, with wonder.—ns. Won′derland, a land of wonders; Won′derment, surprise.—adjs. Won′derous (same as Wondrous); Won′der-struck, -strick′en, struck with wonder or astonishment.—ns. Won′der-work, a prodigy, miracle: thaumaturgy; Won′der-work′er; Won′der-work′ing.—adjs. Won′der-wound′ed (Shak.), wonder-stricken; Won′drous, such as may excite wonder: strange.—adv. Won′drously.—ns. Won′drousness.—Bird of wonder, the phœnix; Nine days' wonder, something that astonishes everybody for the moment; Seven wonders of the world (see Seven). [A.S. wundor; Ger. wunder, Ice. undr.]

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'wonder' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2930

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'wonder' in Written Corpus Frequency: #672

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'wonder' in Nouns Frequency: #1637

  4. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'wonder' in Verbs Frequency: #180

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How to say wonder in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of wonder in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of wonder in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of wonder in a Sentence

  1. Superintendent Ken Wallace:

    In the upper left, there is what appears to be pizza grease, i can imagine somebody taking this out over lunch and saying, 'I wonder what this is all about.'.

  2. Cometan:

    When I’m about to go to sleep, I often wonder, if it is to be, that I shall never awaken.

  3. Bill Franke:

    If you want to see how the international aviation landscape is going to evolve, just look to the United States, where consolidation has left just four major legacy carriers to compete with the low-cost airlines that serve the rest of the market, as an aside, don't we all wonder just how long it will take before the three to five lower-cost airlines in the States will consolidate.

  4. Ricardo A Scott:

    THERE ARE THOSE WHO SIT AND WONDER WHY OTHERS STRIVE AMONGST ALL THE ODDS. THEY WILL NEVER KNOW, AS THEY ARE THE ONES WHO TRY TO KEEP OTHERS BACK BY THEIR ENVY AND CONNIVANCE WITH WHICH THEY ARE PREOCCUPIED MOST OF THE TIME'- RICARDO A SCOTT, REGGAE INVENTOR FROM TRENCH TOWN

  5. Thomas Browne:

    It is the common wonder of all men, how among so many million faces, there should be none alike.

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