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Definitions of wonder

  1. To be struck with wonder; affected by surprise or admiration. Seven wonders of the world, the Egyptian Pyramids, the Mausoleum erected by Artemisia, the Temple of Diana at Ephesus, the walls and hanging gardens of Babylon, the Colossus at Rhodes, the statue of Jupiter Olympius by Phidias, and the Pharos or watch-tower of Alexandria. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  2. To be doubtful about; to wish to know. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  3. To be affected with surprise or admiration; to be struck with astonishment; to be amazed; to marvel. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. To feel doubt and curiosity; to wait with uncertain expectation; to query in the mind; as, he wondered why they came. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. Be astonished at; to feel doubt and curiosity. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  6. To feel wonder: to be amazed (with at). The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  7. be amazed at; "We marvelled at the child's linguistic abilities" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. place in doubt or express doubtful speculation; "I wonder whether this was the right thing to do"; "she wondered whether it would snow tonight" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. To be struck with surprise or slight astonishment; to feel doubt and curiosity, as, "I wonder whether he will be in time". Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  10. something that causes feelings of wonder; "the wonders of modern science" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  11. That emotion which is excited by novelty, or the presentation to the sight or mind of something new, unusual, strange, great, extraordinary, or not well understood; surprise; astonishment; admiration; amazement. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. The state of mind produced by anything new or unexpected; astonishment; cause of surprise; prodigy. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  13. The state of mind produced by something new, unexpected, or extraordinary: a strange thing: a prodigy. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  14. Surprise; astonishment: a strange thing. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  15. Surprize mingled with curiosity; astonishment. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  16. Something extraordinary; a prodigy. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  17. That emotion which is excited by novelty, or the presentation to the sight or mind of something new, unusual, strange, great, extraordinary, or not well understood; something that arrests the attention or strikes the mind by its novelty, grandeur, or inexplicableness; that which excites surprise; a strange thing; a prodigy; anything mentioned with surprise; a miracle. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  18. Surprise caused by something new, strange, or unexpected, which at the moment appears inexplicable; a word which expresses less emotion than astonishment, and greatly less than amazement; a thing which excites surprise; a strange thing; a prodigy; a miracle; in phren., a certain organ. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for wonder

  1. I wonder if there's anything else it would like? – The Holiday Round by A. A. Milne
  2. Who can she be, I wonder – The Flying Legion by George Allan England
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