wonder Definition

  • 1a feeling of amazement and admiration, caused by something beautiful, remarkable, or unfamiliar
  • 2a person or thing regarded as very good, remarkable, or effective

Using wonder: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "wonder" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The Grand Canyon is a natural wonder.

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    I was filled with wonder at the sight of the Northern Lights.

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    She is a wonder at math.

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    The invention is a technological wonder.

wonder Synonyms and Antonyms

Idioms Using wonder

  • one of the seven most remarkable structures or monuments of the ancient world, or any similarly spectacular or impressive modern structure or phenomenon


    The Great Wall of China is considered one of the wonders of the world.

  • never cease to amaze/wonder

    to always be surprising or impressive


    Her talent never ceases to amaze me.

  • to have a very positive effect on someone or something, especially in improving their health or well-being


    A hot bath and a cup of tea can work wonders when you're feeling sick.

Phrases with wonder

  • used to express surprise at something unusual or unexpected


    He actually apologized for being late. Wonders will never cease!

  • to have a very positive effect on someone or something


    A good night's sleep can do wonders for your mood.

  • nine-day wonder

    something that causes a lot of interest or excitement for a short time but is soon forgotten


    The new restaurant was a nine-day wonder, with long lines and rave reviews, but it quickly lost its popularity.

Origins of wonder

from Old English 'wundor', meaning 'marvelous thing, miracle'


Summary: wonder in Brief

The term 'wonder' [ˈwʌndər] refers to a feeling of amazement and admiration, often caused by something remarkable, unfamiliar, or effective. It can also refer to a person or thing regarded as very good or remarkable. Examples include 'The Grand Canyon is a natural wonder' and 'She is a wonder at math.' Phrases like 'wonders will never cease' and idioms like 'a wonder of the world' denote surprise and awe-inspiring structures or phenomena.

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