Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

  

English definition of “wonder”

wonder

noun [C/U] (SURPRISE)   /ˈwʌn·dər/
a feeling of great surprise and admiration, or someone or something that causes such feelings: [U] People simply stared at her in wonder. [C] She’s a wonder! [U] If you didn’t study, no wonder you failed the test. [C] Among the wonders of medicine is anesthetic.
(Definition of wonder noun (SURPRISE) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Focus on the pronunciation of wonder

Definitions of “wonder” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

pump iron

to lift heavy weights for exercise

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More