Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Astonishment, awe, or surprise.
  • n. Something that produces wonder; a marvel.
  • n. Puzzlement or curiosity.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. a state, arousal, or thing describable by wonder, strange, awe, surprise, marvel, or astonishment
  • n. a puzzle or curiosity

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Surprise; astonishment; a wonderful appearance; a wonder.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Surprise; astonishment.
  • n. Something wonderful; a wonderful appearance.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the feeling aroused by something strange and surprising

Etymologies

wonder +‎ -ment (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • "That was close to a shank," Faldo said in wonderment as Harrington hit the second of two balls into the water.

    PGA Championship duel, Vick interview serve CBS well

  • I just looked and smiled in wonderment of why this was said.

    Albures, or Dirty Spanish 101

  • The Indians looked at him in wonderment that he should laugh.

    Lost Face

  • Townshend later told her afterward that her performance made him weep, and at the end, you can see Barbra Streisand turn to Townshend and ask in wonderment, "Did you write that song?"

    Art Levine: Amid Dreary Concert Season, Bettye LaVette's Triumphant Return

  • Sambrooke, who forgot his beloved statistics in wonderment at girl babies that insisted on growing up.

    ALOHA OE

  • Around them, the Grand Central crowd looks on in wonderment, trying to figure out what's going on -- a little scared, but delighted too.

    Boing Boing

  • Gawkers and passersby will have ample opportunity to cheer on or watch in wonderment as each competitor creatively and, towards the finale, desperately attempts to stave off sleep.

    Travolta Surpise Appearance on ‘Big Give’

  • John looked back at Jack, and they traded an expression of wonderment.

    The Dragon’s Apprentice

  • Many innocent passers-by gawked in wonderment, but those in the know recognized it as an art installation conceptualized and executed by Dutch-born artist Iepe B.T. Rubingh in conjunction with the first annual Singapore Biennale.

    Adele Chong | Inhabitat

  • But when one night I took my daughter out for a walk, the moon rode high, and lo, the even sheen it cast across the faux - adobe houses, and the way it caught her exuberant small face, upturned in wonderment, filled me with the kind of mild serenity that had, coyotelike, eluded me in every tranquil desert place we went; not among the ironwoods and saguaros but within that synthetic so-called estate,

    Calle Plácida Luz de Luna

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