Pronunciation: (wun'dur),[key] —v.i. 1. to think or speculate curiously: to wonder about the origin of the solar system. 2. to be filled with admiration, amazement, or awe; marvel (often fol. by at): He wondered at her composure in such a crisis. 3. to doubt: I wonder if she'll really get here.
—v.t. 1. to speculate curiously or be curious about; be curious to know: to wonder what happened. 2. to feel wonder at: I wonder that you went.
—n. 1. something strange and surprising; a cause of surprise, astonishment, or admiration: That building is a wonder. It is a wonder he declined such an offer. 2. the emotion excited by what is strange and surprising; a feeling of surprised or puzzled interest, sometimes tinged with admiration: He felt wonder at seeing the Grand Canyon. 3. miraculous deed or event; remarkable phenomenon.
4. for a wonder, as the reverse of what might be expected; surprisingly: For a wonder, they worked hard all day.