miracle

noun
mir·​a·​cle | \ ˈmir-i-kəl How to pronounce miracle (audio) \

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

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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.
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Luckily, with the help of a few miracle products, even the most reluctant set of limbs will be glowing in no time. Jenna Rennert, Vogue, "The Ultimate Guide to Prepping Your Legs for Spring," 16 Mar. 2019 With Jupiter, the planet of miracles and fortune, gracing all Sagittarius until December 2019, Zoe’s star is surely on the rise. Katherine J. Igoe, Marie Claire, "What Michelle Obama's Horoscope Has In Store for Her This International Women's Day," 8 Mar. 2019 Local archives have not yielded one instance of neighbor denouncing neighbor—a solidarity known as le miracle de silence. Lucian Perkins, Smithsonian, "This French Town Has Welcomed Refugees for 400 Years," 27 June 2018 His mom, dad and big brother couldn’t be happier for God to trust them with taking care of this little miracle! Taysha Murtaugh, Country Living, "Carrie Underwood Gives Birth to Her Second Baby Boy With Husband Mike Fisher," 23 Jan. 2019 This finding, published in a recent Nature study, is just one of myriad discoveries made possible by the archaeological miracles that are teeth. Lorraine Boissoneault, Smithsonian, "How Ancient Teeth Reveal The Roots of Humankind," 2 July 2018 This small miracle of a concert was due entirely to John Hammond, a singular figure in American music. John Edward Hasse, WSJ, "The Concert That Changed Music History," 24 Dec. 2018 That so much springs from so little is the miracle of this windswept place, where the symphony of living creatures never stops. Andrew Evans, chicagotribune.com, "Feel the pull of the prairie on a uniquely American safari in Montana," 5 July 2018 And whether all of this is a miracle, or a very dangerous game depends on your perspective and moral philosophy. Kim Brooks, Harper's BAZAAR, "The New Frontier of Fertility Tests—for Young Women," 1 Nov. 2018

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First Known Use of miracle

12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for 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

noun

English Language Learners Definition of miracle

: 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

noun
mir·​a·​cle | \ ˈmir-i-kəl How to pronounce miracle (audio) \

Kids Definition of miracle

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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