to think or speculate curiously: to wonder about the origin of the solar system.
to be filled with admiration, amazement, or awe; marvel (often followed by at): He wondered at her composure in such a crisis.
to doubt: I wonder if she'll really get here.
to speculate curiously or be curious about; be curious to know: to wonder what happened.
to feel wonder at: I wonder that you went.
something strange and surprising; a cause of surprise, astonishment, or admiration: That building is a wonder. It is a wonder he declined such an offer.
the emotion excited by what is strange and surprising; a feeling of surprised or puzzled interest, sometimes tinged with admiration: He felt wonder at seeing the Grand Canyon.
miraculous deed or event; remarkable phenomenon.
Idioms about wonder
- won·der·er, noun
- won·der·less, adjective
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How to use wonder in a sentence
It’s no wonder advertisers are looking for more answers and clearer communication.Google’s search terms move will make millions in ad spend invisible to advertisers | Ginny Marvin | September 3, 2020 | Search Engine Land
Little wonder then why those advertisers are debating whether their agencies are up to the task.‘It’s more transformational’: For the third time in five years, advertisers will launch a mediapalooza of account reviews | Seb Joseph | September 2, 2020 | Digiday
Sometimes, changing responsibilities, allowing for more flexibility, and decreasing your employees’ workloads can work wonders.
The modern business world, Socrates would say, doesn’t make space for wonder.The business advice Socrates would give if he wrote a management book today | jakemeth | August 25, 2020 | Fortune
Given today’s valuations, the overall big-cap market can’t hand you a strong future return without working wonders.Despite Warren Buffett’s selloff, bank stocks look like great buys in this market | Shawn Tully | August 18, 2020 | Fortune
Really, is it any wonder that fluoride should freak people out?
I wonder what that lady is doing now, and if she knows what she set in motion with Archer?‘Archer’ Creator Adam Reed Spills Season 6 Secrets, From Surreal Plotlines to Life Post-ISIS | Marlow Stern | January 8, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
But we are afraid and we wonder to ourselves who will be next.
Is it any wonder that the interests of large corporations and unions get to the front of the line?
I often wonder what contributions to art and innovation society would have gathered if not for how it treats trans individuals.Dear Leelah, We Will Fight On For You: A Letter to a Dead Trans Teen | Parker Molloy | January 1, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
The "new world" was really found in the wonder-years of the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries.The Unsolved Riddle of Social Justice | Stephen Leacock
Her feet felt rooted to the floor in the wonder and doubt of this strange occurrence.The Bondboy | George W. (George Washington) Ogden
It was no wonder that he felt quite at home in the duck-pond, which was made for web-footed folk.The Tale of Grandfather Mole | Arthur Scott Bailey
I don't care, it ain't nice, and I wonder aunt brought us to such a place.The Book of Anecdotes and Budget of Fun; | Various
We met like hostile bulls, and wonder not that we should plunge at once upon each other's horns!The Pastor's Fire-side Vol. 3 of 4 | Jane Porter
British Dictionary definitions for wonder (1 of 2)
the feeling excited by something strange; a mixture of surprise, curiosity, and sometimes awe
something that causes such a feeling, such as a miracle
(modifier) exciting wonder by virtue of spectacular results achieved, feats performed, etc: a wonder drug; a wonder horse
do wonders or work wonders to achieve spectacularly fine results
for a wonder surprisingly or amazingly
nine days' wonder a subject that arouses general surprise or public interest for a short time
no wonder (sentence connector) (I am) not surprised at all (that): no wonder he couldn't come
small wonder (sentence connector) (I am) hardly surprised (that): small wonder he couldn't make it tonight
(when intr, often foll by about) to indulge in speculative inquiry, often accompanied by an element of doubt (concerning something): I wondered about what she said; I wonder what happened
(when intr, often foll by at) to be amazed (at something): I wonder at your impudence
- wonderer, noun
- wonderless, adjective
British Dictionary definitions for Wonder (2 of 2)
Stevie. real name Steveland Judkins Morris. born 1950, US Motown singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist. His recordings include Up-Tight (1966), "Superstition" (1972), Innervisions (1973), Songs in the Key of Life (1976), and "I Just Called to Say I Love You" (1985)
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Other Idioms and Phrases with wonder
In addition to the idiom beginning with wonder
- wonders will never cease
- for a wonder
- no wonder
- work wonders
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