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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Recent Examples on the Web

The tiny camera in our nestbox has given us an inside view of this miracle of life, and also some delightful insight into the behavior of the house wren. Ernie Cowan, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Visit the High Sierra with a trip to Palomar Mountain," 11 May 2018 Greenwood’s quick turnaround of the $1.2 million home was nothing short of a miracle. Elizabeth Wellington, Philly.com, "Akwaaba chooses theme for West Philadelphia bed-and-breakfast | Elizabeth Wellington," 5 July 2018 Bresson’s film is a dying fall; Dreyer’s reaches for a transcendent miracle. Michael Phillips, chicagotribune.com, "'First Reformed' filmmaker Paul Schrader on hope, despair and 'this odd moment we're in now'," 22 May 2018 Doctors who see him for routine medical appointments, when told of his birth history, call him a miracle. Amy Keller Laird, SELF, "Not Every Miscarriage Results in Grief, and That’s OK," 15 Oct. 2018 After 10 years of struggling with acne, the 'last resort' from my dermatologist worked miracles. Rachel Nussbaum, Glamour, "14 Glamour Editors on the Skin Care Tips That Changed Their Complexions," 9 Oct. 2018 Some might prefer a prize targeting miracle cures instead. Rob Reid, Ars Technica, "Ars on your lunch break: An early warning is key to kicking cancer," 25 July 2018 But mostly dead is slightly alive, as the miracle worker said. Dylan Scott, Vox, "6 reasons Obamacare repeal (probably) isn’t coming back in 2018," 30 Apr. 2018 Facing elimination against the Clippers in 2015, he was benched and relegated to spectator status as his teammates mounted a miracle comeback without him. Devin Gordon, GQ, "James Harden Isn't Playing Around," 12 Apr. 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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