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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 ?
And I looked out for miracles, complained that I did not see a miracle which would convince me.
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.
These plays which the monks made were called Mystery or Miracle plays.
Sire," said the comte, "a sort of miracle has changed the whole destiny of Charles II.
And even in secular plays they venture to introduce miracles without any reason or object except that they think some such miracle, or transformation as they call it, will come in well to astonish stupid people and draw them to the play.
Nearly all hermits and holy men who live apart from the big cities have the reputation of being able to work miracles with the wild things, but all the miracle lies in keeping still, in never making a hasty movement, and, for a long time, at least, in never looking directly at a visitor.
Wherein differ the sea and the land, that a miracle upon one is not a miracle upon the other?
He accepted such things as he accepted the everlasting miracles of the light and of the dark, which were no miracles to him any more than was his wire coat a miracle, or his beating heart, or his thinking brain.
Ovid tells us of a flower into which Hyacinthus was metamorphosed, that bears letters on its leaves, which Virgil recommended as a miracle to the Royal Society of his day; but no age nor nation hath ever recorded a bird with a letter in its maw.
I am surprised myself; it seems always to me as I compare it with the day that I first set foot upon it from the deck of the Sari that only a miracle could have worked the change that has taken place.
When the new label came, he put it on; our French wine being now turned into German wine, according to desire, the head waiter went blandly about his other duties, as if the working of this sort of miracle was a common and easy thing to him.
The Tharks were having their hands full in the center of the room, and I began to realize that nothing short of a miracle could save Dejah Thoris and myself, when I saw Tars Tarkas surging through the crowd of pygmies that swarmed about him.