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mir·a·cle

 (mĭr′ə-kəl)
n.
1. An event that appears inexplicable by the laws of nature and so is held to be supernatural in origin or an act of God.
2. One that excites admiring awe; a wonderful or amazing event, act, person, or thing. See Synonyms at wonder.
3. A miracle play.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Latin mīrāculum, from mīrārī, to wonder at, from mīrus, wonderful; see smei- in Indo-European roots.]

miracle

(ˈmɪrəkəl)
n
1. (Ecclesiastical Terms) an event that is contrary to the established laws of nature and attributed to a supernatural cause
2. any amazing or wonderful event
3. a person or thing that is a marvellous example of something: the bridge was a miracle of engineering.
4. (Theatre) short for miracle play
5. (modifier) being or seeming a miracle: a miracle cure.
[C12: from Latin mīrāculum, from mīrārī to wonder at]

mir•a•cle

(ˈmɪr ə kəl)

n.
1. an extraordinary occurrence that surpasses all known human powers or natural forces and is ascribed to a divine or supernatural cause, esp. to God.
2. a superb or surpassing example of something; wonder; marvel.
[1125–75; Middle English (< Old French) < Latin mīrāculum=mīrā(rī) to wonder at + -culum -cle2]

miracle

- From Latin miraculum, "object of wonder"; its ultimate root meant "to smile upon."
See also related terms for smile.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.miracle - any amazing or wonderful occurrence
happening, natural event, occurrence, occurrent - an event that happens
2.miracle - a marvellous event manifesting a supernatural act of a divine agentmiracle - a marvellous event manifesting a supernatural act of a divine agent
event - something that happens at a given place and time
Assumption - (Christianity) the taking up of the body and soul of the Virgin Mary when her earthly life had ended
Transfiguration of Jesus, Transfiguration - (New Testament) the sudden emanation of radiance from the person of Jesus

miracle

noun
1. wonder, phenomenon, sensation, marvel, amazing achievement, astonishing feat It's a miracle no one was killed.
2. supernatural phenomenon, mystery, prodigy, thaumaturgy Jesus's ability to perform miracles
Quotations
"Except ye see signs and wonders, ye will not believe" Bible: St. John
Proverbs
"The age of miracles is past"

miracle

noun
1. An event inexplicable by the laws of nature:
2. One that evokes great surprise and admiration:
Idioms: one for the books, the eighth wonder of the world.
Translations
أعْجوبَه، بأُعْجوبَهأعجوبَه، مُعْجِزَهمُعْجِزَةٌ
zázrak
mirakelunder
ime
ihme
čudo
kraftaverk
奇跡
기적
nepaprastas įvykisstebuklingai
brīnums
čudež
mirakelunder
เรื่องมหัศจรรย์
điều kỳ diệu

miracle

[ˈmɪrəkl]
A. N (Rel, fig) → milagro m
it's a miracle that you weren't hurt!¡fue un milagro que salieras ileso!
by some miracle he passed his exammilagrosamente aprobó el examen
B. CPD miracle cure Nremedio m milagroso
miracle drug Nmedicamento m milagro
miracle play Nauto m sacramental
miracle worker N I'm not a miracle worker, you knowyo no puedo hacer milagros

miracle

[ˈmɪrəkəl]
n
miracle m
an economic miracle → un miracle économique
it's a miracle (that) ... → c'est un miracle que ...
It is a miracle no one was killed → C'est un miracle que personne n'ait été tué.
(= supernatural event) → miracle m
modif [baby] → miracle
to have a miracle escape → s'en sortir miraculeusementmiracle cure n (for illness)remède m miracle; (for problem)remède m miracle
a miracle cure for some horrible disease → un remède miracle contre une horrible maladiemiracle drug nmédicament m miraclemiracle worker nfaiseur/euse m/f de miracles
I'm not a miracle worker! → Je ne suis pas un faiseur de miracles!
At work he was regarded as a miracle worker → Au travail, on le considérait comme un faiseur de miracles.

miracle

nWunder nt; to work or perform miracles (lit)Wunder tun or wirken or vollbringen; I can’t work miraclesich kann nicht hexen or zaubern; by a miracle (fig) by some miracle (fig)wie durch ein Wunder; it will be a miracle if …das wäre ein Wunder, wenn …; it’s a miracle he …es ist ein Wunder, dass er …; her recovery/his victory was a miraclees war ein Wunder, dass sie wieder gesund geworden ist/dass er gewonnen hat; it’ll take a miracle for us or we’ll need a miracle to be finished on timeda müsste schon ein Wunder geschehen, wenn wir noch rechtzeitig fertig werden sollen

miracle

:
miracle drug
nWunderdroge f
miracle play
nMirakelspiel nt, → geistliches Drama
miracle worker
nWundertäter m; I’m not a miracle, you know (inf)ich kann doch keine Wunder vollbringen

miracle

[ˈmɪrəkl] n (also) (fig) → miracolo
it's a miracle that ... → è un miracolo che + sub ...
by some miracle → per qualche miracolo
to work miracles (also) (fig) → far miracoli

miracle

(ˈmirəkl) noun
1. something which man is not normally capable of making happen and which is therefore thought to be done by a god or God. Christ's turning of water into wine was a miracle.
2. a fortunate happening that has no obvious natural cause or explanation. It's a miracle he wasn't killed in the plane crash.
miˈraculous (-ˈrӕkju-) adjective
a miraculous recovery.
miˈraculously adverb

miracle

مُعْجِزَةٌ zázrak mirakel Wunder θαύμα milagro ihme miracle čudo miracolo 奇跡 기적 mirakel mirakel cud milagre чудо mirakel เรื่องมหัศจรรย์ mucize điều kỳ diệu 奇迹

miracle

n. milagro, prodigio.

miracle

n milagro
References in classic literature ?
She'd never have gone in her right mind," cried Hannah, staring after her, while the girls were rendered quite speechless by the miracle.
The weak- ness had passed from her body as by a miracle and she stepped boldly along.
He was a strapping young fellow in the early twenties then, handsome, warm-hearted, and full of life, and he came to us like a miracle in the midst of that grim business.
It seemed a queer anomaly, that so gaunt and dismal a personage should take a toy in hand; a miracle, that the toy did not vanish in her grasp; a miserably absurd idea, that she should go on perplexing her stiff and sombre intellect with the question how to tempt little boys into her premises
She recognises, believe me, the solemn miracle which God hath wrought in the existence of that child.
It was a pity that, somehow, to settle this once for all, I had equally to re-enumerate the signs of subtlety that, in the afternoon, by the lake had made a miracle of my show of self-possession.
Wherein differ the sea and the land, that a miracle upon one is not a miracle upon the other?
For by a Portuguese Catholic priest, this very idea of Jonah's going to Nineveh via the Cape of Good Hope was advanced as a signal magnification of the general miracle.
Jerry, too, was thrown, but was only bruised; nobody could tell how he escaped; he always said 'twas a miracle.
When, later on, he wanted a holiday to get married he could not get it; and as for a holiday with pay just the same--what power had wrought that miracle heaven only knew
Sam, I think this rather apocryphal,--this miracle.
We had several of his chromos; one was his "Miraculous Draught of Fishes," where he puts in a miracle of his own -- puts three men into a canoe which wouldn't have held a dog without up- setting.