Crossword clues for wonder
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Wonder \Won"der\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Wondered; p. pr. & vb. n. Wondering.] [AS. wundrian.]
To be affected with surprise or admiration; to be struck with astonishment; to be amazed; to marvel.
I could not sufficiently wonder at the intrepidity of these diminutive mortals.
We cease to wonder at what we understand.
To feel doubt and curiosity; to wait with uncertain expectation; to query in the mind; as, he wondered why they came.
I wonder, in my soul, What you would ask me, that I should deny.
Wonder \Won"der\, n. [OE. wonder, wunder, AS. wundor; akin to D. wonder, OS. wundar, OHG. wuntar, G. wunder, Icel. undr, Sw. & Dan. under, and perhaps to Gr. ? to gaze at.]
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.
They were filled with wonder and amazement at that which had happened unto him.
--Acts iii. 10.
Wonder is the effect of novelty upon ignorance.
Note: Wonder expresses less than astonishment, and much less than amazement. It differs from admiration, as now used, in not being necessarily accompanied with love, esteem, or approbation.
A cause of wonder; that which excites surprise; a strange thing; a prodigy; a miracle. `` Babylon, the wonder of all tongues.''
To try things oft, and never to give over, doth wonders.
I am as a wonder unto many.
--Ps. lxxi. 7.
Seven wonders of the world. See in the Dictionary of Noted Names in Fiction.
Wonder \Won"der\, a.
After that he said a wonder thing.
Wonder \Won"der\, adv.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
Old English wundor "marvelous thing, miracle, object of astonishment," from Proto-Germanic *wundran (cognates: Old Saxon wundar, Middle Dutch, Dutch wonder, Old High German wuntar, German wunder, Old Norse undr), of unknown origin. In Middle English it also came to mean the emotion associated with such a sight (late 13c.). To be no wonder was in Old English. The original wonder drug (1939) was Sulfanilamide.
Old English wundrian "be astonished," also "admire; make wonderful, magnify," from the source of wonder (n.). Cognate with Dutch wonderen, Old High German wuntaron, German wundern. Sense of "entertain some doubt or curiosity" is late 13c. Related: Wondered; wondering.\n
\nReflexive use (It wonders me that "I wonder why ...") was common in Middle English and as late as Tindale (1533), and is said to survive in Yorkshire/Lincolnshire. In Pennsylvania German areas it is idiomatic from German das wundert mich.
n. Something that causes amazement or awe; a marvel. vb. To be affected with surprise or admiration; to be struck with astonishment; to be amazed; to marvel.
place in doubt or express doubtful speculation; "I wonder whether this was the right thing to do"; "she wondered whether it would snow tonight" [syn: question]
be amazed at; "We marvelled at the child's linguistic abilities" [syn: marvel]
"Wonder" is a single by English rock band Embrace, released on 20 August 2001 (see 2001 in music). It was the first single from their third studio album, If You've Never Been and peaked at #14 on the UK Singles Chart. It was the song used by the BBC as a highlights clip, to celebrate England's victory over Argentina in the 2002 football World Cup. It was also used in the pilot episode of the American TV serie Smallville.
Wonder most commonly refers to:
- Wonder (emotion), an emotion comparable to surprise that people feel when perceiving something rare or unexpected
Wonder may also refer to:
"Wonder" is a song by Natalie Merchant, released in 1995 as the second single from her solo album Tigerlily. The single reached number 20 on the Billboard Hot 100 charts. The covers for the U.S. and Europe singles were different. The single also included live cuts from Merchant's tour.
Wonder is an emotion comparable to surprise that people feel when perceiving something very rare or unexpected (but not threatening). It has historically been seen as an important aspect of human nature, specifically being linked with curiosity and the drive behind intellectual exploration. Wonder is also often compared to the emotion of awe but awe implies fear or respect rather than joy.
Wonder is Japanese voice actor Mamoru Miyano's second studio album. It was released on August 4, 2010 by King Records. Two singles were released to promote the album, " JS" and " Refrain".
Wonder is an album by Christian recording artist Michael W. Smith. Released in September 2010, the album peaked at No. 2 on the Top Christian Albums chart, and number 26 on the Billboard 200.
Wonder is the first studio album by Australian pop and folk singer Lisa Mitchell, released 31 July 2009 in Australia by Scorpio Music. The album has yielded three singles; "Coin Laundry", "Clean White Love" and "Oh! Hark!".
Writing for the album began in 2007 where she collaborated with such artists as Ben Lee, Kevin Mitchell, Clare Bowditch and Katy Steele. At the end of 2007 Lisa moved to London to continue writing for the album collaborating with Ant Whiting, Ed Harcourt, Dann Hume and Sacha Skarbek. She returned to Australia in 2008 and re-recorded most of it with Evermore's band member Dann Hume, stating their versions had more energy and were a lot lighter – "they were positive and uplifting." Mitchell explains, "With Anthony, I was homesick by the time I got around to doing the vocals."
Wonder had commercial success in Australia. It debuted at number six on the Australian ARIA Albums Chart on 10 August 2009, becoming Mitchell's first top ten album. The album spent three weeks in the top ten and twenty-four weeks in the top fifty, re-entering three times. The Australian Recording Industry Association awarded the album a platinum certification for shipping 70,000 copies and became the fifty-sixth highest selling album in Australia for 2009. Wonder was nominated for one ARIA Award at the twenty-third ARIA Awards in 2009 for "Breakthrough Artist – Album", but lost the award to Ladyhawke by Ladyhawke.
"Wonder" is the debut single released by British record producer Naughty Boy, featuring vocals from Scottish singer and songwriter Emeli Sandé. It was released on 21 October 2012, originally slated as the lead single from Naughty Boy's debut album, Hotel Cabana. "Wonder" is also included on the American version of Sandé's debut album, and as a bonus track on the re-release of her debut album, Our Version of Events.
The track has been used as the back in intro music to Sky Sports 2013 Ashes Cricket Coverage.
Wonder, also called WWW: Wonder, is a 2011 novel written by Canadian novelist Robert J. Sawyer. It is the third and last installment in the WWW Trilogy and was preceded by two sequels, Wake (2009) and Watch (2010).
'' Wonder'' is a children's novel by Raquel Jaramillo, under the pen name of R. J. Palacio, published on February 14, 2012.
Palacio was compelled to write Wonder after fearing that her younger son (who at the time was three years old) would react badly after noticing a girl with facial birth defects was sitting beside him as they were waiting in line to buy ice cream. Palacio attempted to remove her son from the situation so as not to upset her or the girl's family but ended up only intensifying the situation. Natalie Merchant's song " Wonder" had her realize that the incident could teach a valuable lesson. Palacio was inspired by Merchant's lyrics and she began writing. The book has a released spin-off, 365 Days of Wonder: Mr. Brown's Book of Precepts. In August 2015, the book Auggie and Me was published. A film adaptation is set for release in 2017.
Wonder is an upcoming American drama film directed by Stephen Chbosky and written by Steve Conrad based on the 2012 novel of the same name by R.J. Palacio. The film stars Julia Roberts and Owen Wilson as the parents of Jacob Tremblay, who plays a young boy struggling to overcome a facial deformity. The film will be released on April 7, 2017 by Lionsgate.
Usage examples of "wonder".
In truth, she wondered that Tane did not suspect Asara of being an Aberrant, but it seemed that he would rather not know.
We wondered for a long while why Kadra was so adamant about evacuating Tenua to the Abesse and sending her people straight into Volan hands.
For a fraction of an instant Abie caught herself wondering what he might look like with no shirt.
At the same time, the desperation I heard in some voices made me wonder if Natch had been right to question our ability to make changes.
They will all have learned that we have a French officer aboard and be wondering how we, a privateer, came across him.
Long he abode in that chamber looking at the arras, and wondering whether the sitter in the ivory throne would be any other than the thrall in the greenwood cot.
There he abode a little, wondering at all these things and all that had befallen him since he had left Upmeads.
I began to wonder what it was like for Aboriginal people with really dark skin and broad features, how did Australians react to them?
I used to feel so sorry for these Aboriginal people, I wondered how they could come to be so poor.
At night he has my watch, passport, and half my money, and I often wonder what would become of me if he absconded before morning.
Nimmy wondered absently if he should confess to eating barbecued wilddog on abstinence days, even though the cardinal had granted dispensation in an emergency situation.
It was no wonder that he rose to such a height, as in Russia the nobility never lower themselves by accepting church dignities.
I ventured outside, Achates in my arms, wondering if the Llangarlian guards beyond the door would allow me to walk about the town.
She glanced round the room again, achingly trying not to focus on Robert and yet helpless to stop herself from focusing on him, from wondering whom he was with.
She hurried over to the other table, wondering what was wrong with the acorn on it.