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English noun: wonder

1. wonder (feeling) the feeling aroused by something strange and surprising


Synonymsadmiration, wonderment


Broader (hypernym)amazement, astonishment


Narrower (hyponym)awe

2. wonder (event) something that causes feelings of wonder


SamplesThe wonders of modern science.


Synonymsmarvel


Broader (hypernym)happening, natural event, occurrence, occurrent

3. wonder (cognition) a state in which you want to learn more about something


Synonymscuriosity


Broader (hypernym)cognitive state, state of mind


Narrower (hyponym)curiousness, desire to know, inquisitiveness, interest, involvement, lust for learning, thirst for knowledge


English verb: wonder

1. wonder (cognition) have a wish or desire to know something


SamplesHe wondered who had built this beautiful church.


Synonymsenquire, inquire


Pattern of useSomebody ----s whether INFINITIVE


Broader (hypernym)query, question


Narrower (hyponym)request

2. wonder (communication) place in doubt or express doubtful speculation


SamplesI wonder whether this was the right thing to do.
She wondered whether it would snow tonight.


ExamplesThey wonder whether there was a traffic accident


Synonymsquestion


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s whether INFINITIVE


Broader (hypernym)chew over, contemplate, excogitate, meditate, mull, mull over, muse, ponder, reflect, ruminate, speculate, think over


Narrower (hyponym)scruple

3. wonder (communication) be amazed at


SamplesWe marvelled at the child's linguistic abilities.


ExamplesSam and Sue wonder over the results of the experiment


Synonymsmarvel


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)react, respond









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