noun mir·a·cle \ˈmir-i-kəl\

: an unusual or wonderful event that is believed to be caused by the power of God

: a very amazing or unusual event, thing, or achievement

Full Definition of MIRACLE

:  an extraordinary event manifesting divine intervention in human affairs
:  an extremely outstanding or unusual event, thing, or accomplishment
Christian Science :  a divinely natural phenomenon experienced humanly as the fulfillment of spiritual law

Examples of MIRACLE

  1. She believed that God had given her the power to work miracles.
  2. It would take a miracle for this team to win.
  3. the miracle of his recovery
  4. These days, thanks to the miracle of television, we can watch events happening on the other side of the world.

Origin of MIRACLE

Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Late Latin miraculum, from Latin, a wonder, marvel, from mirari to wonder at
First Known Use: 12th century

Other Religion (Eastern and Other) Terms

Zen, antinomian, avatar, gnosticism, illuminati, ineffable, karma, koan, mantra

Rhymes with MIRACLE

MIRACLES Defined for Kids


noun mir·a·cle \ˈmir-i-kəl\

Definition of MIRACLE for Kids

:  an extraordinary event taken as a sign of the power of God
:  something (as an event or accomplishment) that is very outstanding, unusual, or wonderful <It will take a miracle for us to win.>


Next Word in the Dictionary: miracle drugPrevious Word in the Dictionary: miracidiumAll Words Near: miracle
How to use a word that (literally) drives some people nuts.
Test your vocab with our fun, fast game
Ailurophobia, and 9 other unusual fears