from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Of the nature of a miracle; preternatural.
- adj. So astounding as to suggest a miracle; phenomenal: a miraculous recovery; a miraculous escape.
- adj. Able to work miracles.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Pertaining to miracles; referring to something that people can't explain.
- adj. By supernatural or uncommon causes, e.g. by a god (only used when positive).
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Of the nature of a miracle; performed by supernatural power; effected by the direct agency of almighty power, and not by natural causes.
- adj. Supernatural; wonderful.
- adj. Wonder-working.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Exceedingly surprising or wonderful; extraordinary; incomprehensible: as, a miraculous escape.
- Of the nature of a miracle; working miracles; performed by, involving, or exhibiting a power beyond the ordinary agency of natural laws; supernatural.
- Synonyms Preternatural, Superhuman, etc. See supernatural.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. being or having the character of a miracle
- adj. peculiarly fortunate or appropriate; as if by divine intervention
Middle English miraclous, from Old French miraculeux, from Medieval Latin mīrāculōsus, from Latin mīrāculum, miracle; see miracle.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)