HyperDic: wonder

English > 6 senses of the word wonder:
NOUNfeelingwonder, wonderment, admirationthe feeling aroused by something strange and surprising
eventwonder, marvelsomething that causes feelings of wonder
cognitionwonder, curiositya state in which you want to learn more about something
VERBcognitionwonder, inquire, enquirehave a wish or desire to know something
communicationwonder, questionplace in doubt or express doubtful speculation
communicationwonder, marvelbe amazed at
wonder > pronunciation
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English > wonder: 6 senses > noun 1, feeling
MeaningThe feeling aroused by something strange and surprising.
Synonymswonderment, admiration
NarroweraweAn overwhelming feeling of wonder or admiration
Broaderastonishment, amazementThe feeling that accompanies something extremely surprising
Spanishadmiración, asombro, entusiasmo, fascinación, maravilla
Catalanadmiració, entusiasme, fascinació, meravella
Verbswonderbe amazed at
English > wonder: 6 senses > noun 2, event
MeaningSomething that causes feelings of wonder.
Example"the wonders of modern science"
Synonymmarvel
Broaderhappening, occurrence, occurrent, natural eventAn event that happens
Spanishmaravilla, prodigio
Catalanmeravella, miracle
Adjectiveswondrousextraordinarily good or great
Verbswonderbe amazed at
English > wonder: 6 senses > noun 3, cognition
MeaningA state in which you want to learn more about something.
Synonymcuriosity
Narrowercuriousness, inquisitivenessA state of active curiosity
desire to know, lust for learning, thirst for knowledgecuriosity that motivates investigation and study
interest, involvementA sense of concern with and curiosity about someone or something
Broadercognitive state, state of mindThe state of a person's cognitive processes
Spanishcuriosidad
Catalancuriositat
Verbswonderhave a wish or desire to know something
English > wonder: 6 senses > verb 1, cognition
MeaningHave a wish or desire to know something.
PatternSomebody ----s whether INFINITIVE
Example"He wondered who had built this beautiful church"
Synonymsinquire, enquire
Narrowerrequestinquire for (information)
Broaderquestion, querypose a question
Spanishinterrogar, ponderar, preguntarse, preguntar
Catalanpreguntar-se, preguntar
Nounswondera state in which you want to learn more about something
wonderersomeone who is curious about something
English > wonder: 6 senses > verb 2, communication
Meaningplace in doubt or express doubtful speculation.
PatternSomebody ----s
ModelThey wonder whether there was a traffic accident
Examples
  • "I wonder whether this was the right thing to do"
  • "she wondered whether it would snow tonight"
Synonymquestion
NarrowerscrupleHave doubts about
Broaderchew over, think over, meditate, ponder, excogitate, contemplate, muse, reflect, mull, mull over, ruminate, speculateReflect deeply on a subject / subject
Spanishpreguntarse, preguntar
Catalanpreguntar-se, preguntar
English > wonder: 6 senses > verb 3, communication
MeaningBe amazed at.
PatternSomebody ----s something
ModelSam and Sue wonder over the results of the experiment
Synonymmarvel
Broaderreact, respondshow a response or a reaction to something
Nounswondersomething that causes feelings of wonder
wonder, wondermentthe feeling aroused by something strange and surprising
wonderersomeone filled with admiration and awe

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