Definition of miracle
1 : an extraordinary event manifesting divine intervention in human affairs the healing miracles described in the Gospels
2 : an extremely outstanding or unusual event, thing, or accomplishment The bridge is a miracle of engineering.
3 Christian Science : a divinely natural phenomenon experienced humanly as the fulfillment of spiritual law
Examples of miracle in a Sentence
She believed that God had given her the power to work miracles.
It would take a miracle for this team to win.
the miracle of his recovery
These days, thanks to the miracle of television, we can watch events happening on the other side of the world.
Recent Examples of miracle from the Web
That’s the usual timeline, not the Cubs’ miracle during which every callup spent 20 minutes in the minors and then immediately became a major league All-Star or World Series hero or something even more ridiculous than David Ross’ shelf life.
There, a seemingly underground walled fortification guards fantastic churches, an 80-man monastery and miracles.
The system now can decouple the rear axle differential and, with the miracle of electromechanics, will re-engage all-wheel-drive traction in less than 250 milliseconds, a task that once took two whole seconds.
If these haven’t sold out already, then miracles really do happen.
That the former Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver would end up donating over $2,000 to a Baltimore youth track team’s GoFundMe page is something of a miracle.
Quit waiting to win the lottery, to fall in love, for a pill to bring you happiness or for miracles to parachute into your life.
San Antonio won a title two years later, and would have won the previous season had Ray Allen not hit a miracle three-pointer for the Heat in Game 6.
Next, freedom for all Americans through the altruism of Lincoln, the miracles of capitalism, and the righteousness of Martin Luther King.
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Origin and Etymology 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 centurySee Words from the same year
MIRACLE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of miracle for English Language Learners
: 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
MIRACLE Defined for Kids
Definition of miracle for Students
1 : an extraordinary event taken as a sign of the power of God
2 : something (as an event or accomplishment) that is very outstanding, unusual, or wonderful It will take a miracle for us to win.
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