Miracle

Definition of Miracle

Mir´a`cle
n.1.
1.A wonder or wonderful thing.
That miracle and queen of genus.
- Shak.
2.An event or effect contrary to the established constitution and course of things, or a deviation from the known laws of nature; a supernatural event, or one transcending the ordinary laws by which the universe is governed.
They considered not the miracle of the loaves.
- Mark vi. 52.
3.A miracle play.
4.A story or legend abounding in miracles.
When said was all this miracle.
- Chaucer.
Miracle monger
an impostor who pretends to work miracles.
Miracle play
one of the old dramatic entertainments founded on legends of saints and martyrs or (see 2d Mystery, 2) on events related in the Bible.
v. t.1.To make wonderful.

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