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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 mys·tery /ˈmɪst(ə)ri/
 神祕,奧祕,祕密,玄妙,不可思議的事

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Mys·ter·y n.; pl. Mysteries
 1. A profound secret; something wholly unknown, or something kept cautiously concealed, and therefore exciting curiosity or wonder; something which has not been or can not be explained; hence, specifically, that which is beyond human comprehension.
    We speak the wisdom of God in a mystery.   --1 Cor. ii. 7.
    If God should please to reveal unto us this great mystery of the Trinity, or some other mysteries in our holy religion, we should not be able to understand them, unless he would bestow on us some new faculties of the mind.   --Swift.
 2. A kind of secret religious celebration, to which none were admitted except those who had been initiated by certain preparatory ceremonies; -- usually plural; as, the Eleusinian mysteries.
 3. pl. The consecrated elements in the eucharist.
 4. Anything artfully made difficult; an enigma.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Mys·ter·y, n.; pl. Mysteries.
 1. A trade; a handicraft; hence, any business with which one is usually occupied.
    Fie upon him, he will discredit our mystery.   --Shak.
 And that which is the noblest mystery
 Brings to reproach and common infamy.   --Spenser.
 2. A dramatic representation of a Scriptural subject, often some event in the life of Christ; a dramatic composition of this character; as, the Chester Mysteries, consisting of dramas acted by various craft associations in that city in the early part of the 14th century.
    =\“Mystery plays,” so called because acted by craftsmen.\=   --Skeat.
 

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 mystery
      n 1: something that baffles understanding and cannot be
           explained; "how it got out is a mystery"; "it remains
           one of nature's secrets" [syn: enigma, secret, closed
           book]
      2: a story about a crime (usually murder) presented as a novel
         or play or movie [syn: mystery story, whodunit]

From: Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary

 Mystery
    the calling of the Gentiles into the Christian Church, so
    designated (Eph. 1:9, 10; 3:8-11; Col. 1:25-27); a truth
    undiscoverable except by revelation, long hid, now made
    manifest. The resurrection of the dead (1 Cor. 15:51), and other
    doctrines which need to be explained but which cannot be fully
    understood by finite intelligence (Matt. 13:11; Rom. 11:25; 1
    Cor. 13:2); the union between Christ and his people symbolized
    by the marriage union (Eph. 5:31, 32; comp. 6:19); the seven
    stars and the seven candlesticks (Rev. 1:20); and the woman
    clothed in scarlet (17:7), are also in this sense mysteries. The
    anti-Christian power working in his day is called by the apostle
    (2 Thess. 2:7) the "mystery of iniquity."