WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2015
won•der /ˈwʌndɚ/USA pronunciation v. 
  1. to think about and ask oneself about something;
    to be curious about;
    speculate: [no object]says he didn't do it, but I still wonder.[+ clause]I wonder what she's doing tonight.
  2. [no object] to be filled with awe or amazement; be stunned;
    marvel:I have often wondered at her cleverness.
  3. [+ clause] This word is sometimes used to introduce a request:I wonder if you would help me.

  • [uncountable] a feeling of amazement, puzzled interest, or reverent admiration:We were filled with wonder when we saw the great cathedral.
  • [countable] a cause of surprise, astonishment, or admiration:one of the wonders of the ancient world.

  • adj. [before a noun]
  • being very good or amazing in effect or ability:a new wonder drug.

  • Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

    wonder /ˈwʌndə/ 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. (modifier) exciting wonder by virtue of spectacular results achieved, feats performed, etc: a wonder drug, a wonder horse
    4. do wonders, work wondersto achieve spectacularly fine results
    5. for a wondersurprisingly or amazingly
    6. nine days' wondera subject that arouses general surprise or public interest for a short time
    7. no wonder ⇒ (sentence connector) (I am) not surprised at all (that): no wonder he couldn't come
    8. 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)
    1. when intr, often followed 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
    2. when intr, often followed by at: to be amazed (at something): I wonder at your impudence
    Etymology: Old English wundor; related to Old Saxon wundar, Old Norse undr, German Wunder

    ˈwonderer n

    Wonder /ˈwʌndə/ n
    1. Stevie. real name Steveland Judkins Morris. born 1950, US 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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