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wonder

[ wuhn-der ]
/ ˈwʌn dər /
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verb (used without object)

verb (used with object)

to speculate curiously or be curious about; be curious to know: to wonder what happened.
to feel wonder at: I wonder that you went.

noun

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Idioms for wonder

    for a wonder, as the reverse of what might be expected; surprisingly: For a wonder, they worked hard all day.

Origin of wonder

before 900; (noun) Middle English; Old English wundor; cognate with Dutch wonder,German Wunder,Old Norse undr; (v.) Middle English wonderen,Old English wundrian, derivative of the noun
won·der·er, nounwon·der·less, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for wonder (1 of 2)

wonder
/ (ˈwʌndə) /

noun

verb (when tr, may take a clause as object)

(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, nounwonderless, adjective
Old English wundor; related to Old Saxon wundar, Old Norse undr, German Wunder

British Dictionary definitions for wonder (2 of 2)

Wonder
/ (ˈwʌndə) /

noun

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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Idioms and Phrases with wonder

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