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miracle

[ mir-uh-kuhl ]
/ ˈmɪr ə kəl /
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noun

an effect or extraordinary event in the physical world that surpasses all known human or natural powers and is ascribed to a supernatural cause.
such an effect or event manifesting or considered as a work of God.
a wonder; marvel.
a wonderful or surpassing example of some quality: a miracle of modern acoustics.

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Origin of miracle

1125–75; Middle English miracle, miracul (<Old French miracle) <Latin mīrāculum, equivalent to mīrā() to wonder at + -culum-cle2
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British Dictionary definitions for miracle

miracle
/ (ˈmɪrəkəl) /

noun

an event that is contrary to the established laws of nature and attributed to a supernatural cause
any amazing or wonderful event
a person or thing that is a marvellous example of somethingthe bridge was a miracle of engineering
short for miracle play
(modifier) being or seeming a miraclea miracle cure

Word Origin for miracle

C12: from Latin mīrāculum, from mīrārī to wonder at
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