3 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Miracle \Mir"a*cle\, verb (used with an object) To make wonderful. [Obs.] --Shak.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Miracle \Mir"a*cle\, noun [F., fr. L. miraculum, fr. mirari to wonder. See {Marvel}, and cf. {Mirror}.]

1. A wonder or wonderful thing.

That miracle and queen of genus. --Shak.

2. Specifically: An event or effect contrary to the established constitution and course of things, or a deviation from the known laws of nature; a supernatural event, or one transcending the ordinary laws by which the universe is governed.

They considered not the miracle of the loaves. --Mark vi. 52.

3. A miracle play.

4. A story or legend abounding in miracles. [Obs.]

When said was all this miracle. --Chaucer.

{Miracle monger}, an impostor who pretends to work miracles.

{Miracle play}, one of the old dramatic entertainments founded on legends of saints and martyrs or (see 2d {Mystery}, 2) on events related in the Bible.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:



1: any amazing or wonderful occurrence

2: a marvellous event manifesting a supernatural act of a divine agent

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