Definitions of wonder

  1. To be struck with wonder; affected by surprise or admiration. Seven wonders of the world, the Egyptian Pyramids, the Mausoleum erected by Artemisia, the Temple of Diana at Ephesus, the walls and hanging gardens of Babylon, the Colossus at Rhodes, the statue of Jupiter Olympius by Phidias, and the Pharos or watch- tower of Alexandria.
  2. To be doubtful about; to wish to know.
  3. To be affected with surprise or admiration; to be struck with astonishment; to be amazed; to marvel.
  4. To feel doubt and curiosity; to wait with uncertain expectation; to query in the mind; as, he wondered why they came.
  5. Be astonished at; to feel doubt and curiosity.
  6. To feel wonder: to be amazed ( with at).
  7. be amazed at; " We marvelled at the child's linguistic abilities"
  8. place in doubt or express doubtful speculation; " I wonder whether this was the right thing to do"; " she wondered whether it would snow tonight"
  9. To be struck with surprise or slight astonishment; to feel doubt and curiosity, as, " I wonder whether he will be in time".
  10. something that causes feelings of wonder; " the wonders of modern science"
  11. 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.
  12. The state of mind produced by anything new or unexpected; astonishment; cause of surprise; prodigy.
  13. The state of mind produced by something new, unexpected, or extraordinary: a strange thing: a prodigy.
  14. Surprise; astonishment: a strange thing.
  15. Something extraordinary; a prodigy.
  16. 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; something that arrests the attention or strikes the mind by its novelty, grandeur, or inexplicableness; that which excites surprise; a strange thing; a prodigy; anything mentioned with surprise; a miracle.
  17. Surprise caused by something new, strange, or unexpected, which at the moment appears inexplicable; a word which expresses less emotion than astonishment, and greatly less than amazement; a thing which excites surprise; a strange thing; a prodigy; a miracle; in phren., a certain organ.
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