Basic+ Word of the Day: miracle

miracle (noun) LISTEN

Miracle means ‘a supernatural or divine event.’

  • The saint performed many miracles.
  • The miracle of Hanukkah was that there was only enough oil to light the lamp for one day, but it lasted for eight days.

Miracle also means ‘an extraordinary example of something.’

  • It's a miracle that the pilot landed the plane in the snowstorm.
  • If I pass this test, it will be a miracle!

Common uses

work miracles: to achieve something extraordinary. Example: “The masseur worked miracles on my back; my pain is gone.”

Did you know?

Watch this video to learn the story of Hanukkah and the miracle that happened when a king tried to force the Jewish people to adopt his religion.

In pop culture

Watch the video for Culture Club’s song “It’s a Miracle.”

There are other meanings of miracle.
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