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
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.
At this point, the Tigers would need a miracle run to make any argument to keep this team together.
The fact that the Tigers even made it to the championship series was a miracle.
To be clear: there's good reason to be skeptical of sensationalist science headlines claiming disasters and/or miracles linked to foods, social behaviors, and a whole host of other bizarre things.
That degree of advance prediction would truly be a miracle.
Burke said, adding that miracle kids like Goldring grow up to be complicated adults.
Now, at last, technology can make that miracle a reality.
Miracles do not authenticate one's prophetic mission. (
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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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