- an event that is contrary to the established laws of nature and attributed to a supernatural cause
- any amazing or wonderful event
- a person or thing that is a marvellous example of something: the bridge was a miracle of engineering
- short for miracle play
- (modifier) being or seeming a miracle: a miracle cure
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mir•a•cle /ˈmɪrəkəl/USA pronunciation n. [countable]WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
- a supernatural or divine event or happening:Jesus performed a number of miracles.
- a superb or extraordinary example of something;
a marvel:It was a miracle that the pilot landed the plane in that snowstorm.
mir•a•cle (mir′ə kəl),USA pronunciation n.
- an effect or extraordinary event in the physical world that surpasses all known human or natural powers and is ascribed to a supernatural cause.
- such an effect or event manifesting or considered as a work of God.
- a wonder;
- a wonderful or surpassing example of some quality:a miracle of modern acoustics.
- See miracle play.
- Latin mīrāculum, equivalent. to mīrā(rī) to wonder at + -culum -cle2
- Old French miracle)
- Middle English miracle, miracul ( 1125–75
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miracle /ˈmɪrəkəl/ n
'miracle' also found in these entries:
Cana - Erhard - Miracle of St. Mark, The - alleged - conjure - form criticism - interlude - miracle drug - miracle fruit - miracle man - miracle mile - miracle play - miraculous - miraculous fruit - morality play - mystery play - no - phenomenon - scale - serendipity berry - short - thaumato- - thaumaturge - theatre - widow's cruse - wonder - wonder drug - wonderwork