miracle

noun mir·a·cle \ ˈmir-i-kəl \
Updated on: 16 Dec 2017

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

  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.

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Origin and Etymology of miracle

Middle English, borrowed from Anglo-French, borrowed from Late Latin mīrāculum, going back to Latin, "something amazing, marvel," from mīrārī "to be surprised, look with wonder at" + -culum, suffix of instrument (going back to Indo-European *-tlom) — more at admire

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MIRACLE Defined for English Language Learners

miracle

noun

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

miracle

noun mir·a·cle \ ˈmir-i-kəl \

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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