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Definition of Wonder
WonderWonder Won"der, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Wondered; p. pr. & vb.
n. Wondering.] [AS. wundrian.]
1. To be affected with surprise or admiration; to be struck
with astonishment; to be amazed; to marvel.
I could not sufficiently wonder at the intrepidity
of these diminutive mortals. --Swift.
We cease to wonder at what we understand. --Johnson.
2. To feel doubt and curiosity; to wait with uncertain
expectation; to query in the mind; as, he wondered why
I wonder, in my soul, What you would ask me, that I
should deny. --Shak. WonderWonder Won"der, n. [OE. wonder, wunder, AS. wundor; akin to D.
wonder, OS. wundar, OHG. wuntar, G. wunder, Icel. undr, Sw. &
Dan. under, and perhaps to Gr. ? to gaze at.]
1. That emotion which is excited by novelty, or the
presentation to the sight or mind of something new,
unusual, strange, great, extraordinary, or not well
understood; surprise; astonishment; admiration; amazement.
They were filled with wonder and amazement at that
which had happened unto him. --Acts iii.
Wonder is the effect of novelty upon ignorance.
Note: Wonder expresses less than astonishment, and much less
than amazement. It differs from admiration, as now
used, in not being necessarily accompanied with love,
esteem, or approbation.
2. A cause of wonder; that which excites surprise; a strange
thing; a prodigy; a miracle. `` Babylon, the wonder of all
To try things oft, and never to give over, doth
I am as a wonder unto many. --Ps. lxxi. 7.
Seven wonders of the world. See in the Dictionary of Noted
Names in Fiction.
Wonder Won"der, a.
Wonderful. [Obs.] --Gower.
After that he said a wonder thing. --Chaucer.
Wonder Won"der, adv.
Wonderfully. [Obs.] --Chaucer.
Meaning of Wonder from wikipedia
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most commonly refers
(emotion), an emotion comparable
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