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wonder

  

      n  
1    the feeling excited by something strange; a mixture of surprise, curiosity, and sometimes awe  
2    something that causes such a feeling, such as a miracle  
3       See       Seven Wonders of the World  
4    modifier   exciting wonder by virtue of spectacular results achieved, feats performed, etc.  
a wonder drug, a wonder horse     
5    do or work wonders   to achieve spectacularly fine results  
6    for a wonder   surprisingly or amazingly  
7    nine days' wonder   a subject that arouses general surprise or public interest for a short time  
8    no wonder   sentence connector   (I am) not surprised at all (that)  
no wonder he couldn't come     
9    small wonder   sentence connector   (I am) hardly surprised (that)  
small wonder he couldn't make it tonight     
      vb   when tr, may take a clause as object  
10    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     
11    when intr, often foll by: at   to be amazed (at something)  
I wonder at your impudence     
     (Old English wundor; related to Old Saxon wundar, Old Norse undr, German Wunder)  
  wonderer      n  
  wonderless      adj  


chinless wonder  
      n     (Brit)  
informal   a person, esp. an upper-class one, lacking strength of character  
nine-days wonder  
      n   something that arouses great interest, but only for a short period  
Wonder  
      n   Stevie. real name Steveland Judkins Morris. born 1950, U.S. 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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Wonder  
      n   Stevie. real name Steveland Judkins Morris. born 1950, U.S. 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)  


chinless wonder  
      n     (Brit)  
informal   a person, esp. an upper-class one, lacking strength of character  
nine-days wonder  
      n   something that arouses great interest, but only for a short period  
wonder  
      n  
1    the feeling excited by something strange; a mixture of surprise, curiosity, and sometimes awe  
2    something that causes such a feeling, such as a miracle  
3       See       Seven Wonders of the World  
4    modifier   exciting wonder by virtue of spectacular results achieved, feats performed, etc.  
a wonder drug, a wonder horse     
5    do or work wonders   to achieve spectacularly fine results  
6    for a wonder   surprisingly or amazingly  
7    nine days' wonder   a subject that arouses general surprise or public interest for a short time  
8    no wonder   sentence connector   (I am) not surprised at all (that)  
no wonder he couldn't come     
9    small wonder   sentence connector   (I am) hardly surprised (that)  
small wonder he couldn't make it tonight     
      vb   when tr, may take a clause as object  
10    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     
11    when intr, often foll by: at   to be amazed (at something)  
I wonder at your impudence     
     (Old English wundor; related to Old Saxon wundar, Old Norse undr, German Wunder)  
  wonderer      n  
  wonderless      adj  

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wonder

  

      n  
1    admiration, amazement, astonishment, awe, bewilderment, curiosity, fascination, stupefaction, surprise, wonderment  
2    curiosity, marvel, miracle, nonpareil, phenomenon, portent, prodigy, rarity, sight, spectacle, wonderment  
      vb  
3    ask oneself, be curious, be inquisitive, conjecture, cudgel one's brains     (informal)   doubt, inquire, meditate, ponder, puzzle, query, question, speculate, think  
4    be amazed, be astonished, be awed, be dumbstruck, be flabbergasted     (informal)   boggle, gape, gawk, marvel, stand amazed, stare  

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