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

 won·der /ˈwʌndɚ/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Won·der, a. Wonderful.  [Obs.]
    After that he said a wonder thing.   --Chaucer.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Won·der, adv. Wonderfully.  [Obs.]

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Won·der n.
 1. That emotion which is excited by novelty, or the presentation to the sight or mind of something new, unusual, strange, great, extraordinary, or not well understood; surprise; astonishment; admiration; amazement.
    They were filled with wonder and amazement at that which had happened unto him.   --Acts iii. 10.
    Wonder is the effect of novelty upon ignorance.   --Johnson.
 Note:Wonder expresses less than astonishment, and much less than amazement. It differs from admiration, as now used, in not being necessarily accompanied with love, esteem, or approbation.
 2. A cause of wonder; that which excites surprise; a strange thing; a prodigy; a miracle.  Babylon, the wonder of all tongues.”
    To try things oft, and never to give over, doth wonders.   --Bacon.
    I am as a wonder unto many.   --Ps. lxxi. 7.
 Seven wonders of the world. See in the Dictionary of Noted Names in Fiction.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Won·der, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Wondered p. pr. & vb. n. Wondering.]
 1. To be affected with surprise or admiration; to be struck with astonishment; to be amazed; to marvel.
    I could not sufficiently wonder at the intrepidity of these diminutive mortals.   --Swift.
    We cease to wonder at what we understand.   --Johnson.
 2. To feel doubt and curiosity; to wait with uncertain expectation; to query in the mind; as, he wondered why they came.
 I wonder, in my soul,
 What you would ask me, that I should deny.   --Shak.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: the feeling aroused by something strange and surprising
           [syn: wonderment, admiration]
      2: something that causes feelings of wonder; "the wonders of
         modern science" [syn: marvel]
      3: a state in which you want to learn more about something
         [syn: curiosity]
      v 1: have a wish or desire to know something; "He wondered who
           had built this beautiful church" [syn: inquire, enquire]
      2: place in doubt or express doubtful speculation; "I wonder
         whether this was the right thing to do"; "she wondered
         whether it would snow tonight" [syn: question]
      3: be amazed at; "We marvelled at the child's linguistic
         abilities" [syn: marvel]