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

How to pronounce wonder?

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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. Kahlil Gibran:

    Poetry is a deal of joy and pain and wonder, with a dash of the dictionary.

  2. Luis Narciso:

    I wonder where she got the strength to overcome so much and prevail, because you need a lot of will power to get back up again.

  3. Back to the Future:

    Marty McFly Jesus, George, it's a wonder I was ever born.

  4. Dwaine Mushimba:

    Not all those that wonder are lost.

  5. Thomas Aquinas:

    Because philosophy arises from awe, a philosopher is bound in his way to be a lover of myths and poetic fables. Poets and philosophers are alike in being big with wonder.

Images & Illustrations of wonder

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