wonder

[ wuhn-der ]
/ ˈwʌn dər /

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

OTHER WORDS FROM wonder

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

Derived forms of wonder

wonderer, nounwonderless, adjective

Word Origin for wonder

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

British Dictionary definitions for wonder (2 of 2)

Wonder
/ (ˈwʌndə) /

noun

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Idioms and Phrases with wonder

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