English - Vietnamese Dictionary
wonder /'wʌndə/Concise Dictionary
- danh từ
- vật kỳ diệu, kỳ quan, vật phi thường; điều kỳ lạ, điều kỳ diệu; kỳ công
- the seven wonders of the world: bảy kỳ quan trên thế giới
- a wonder of architecture: một kỳ công về kiến trúc
- to work wonders: làm những việc kỳ lạ; thành công rực rỡ
- for a wonder: một cách kỳ diệu, thật là kỳ lạ
- người kỳ diệu, thần đồng
- a musical wonder: một thần đồng về nhạc
- sự ngạc nhiên, sự kinh ngạc
- that is no wonder: tất nhiên, dĩ nhiên, không có gì lạ, không có gì đáng ngạc nhiên
- to fill someone with wonder: làm cho ai kinh ngạc
- động từ
- ngạc nhiên, lấy làm lạ, kinh ngạc
- I dont't wonder at it: điều đó không làm cho tôi ngạc nhiên
- I wonder that you never heard of it: tôi lấy làm lạ rằng anh chưa bao giờ nghe nói về điều đó
- that's not to be wondered at: không có gì đáng kinh ngạc cả
- muốn biết, tự hỏi
- I wonder who he is?: tôi tự hỏi nó là ai?
- I wonder whether you can tell me: tôi tự hỏi không biết anh có thể bảo cho tôi biết không
+the feeling aroused by something strange and surprising
+something that causes feelings of wonder
+a state in which you want to learn more about something
+have a wish or desire to know something
+place in doubt or express doubtful speculation
+be amazed at
Advanced English Dictionary
1 marvel, prodigy, phenomenon, spectacle, rarity, sight, curiosity, miracle, Slang knockout, stunner, mind-blower, mind-boggler, trip:
Surely, the wheel must rank high among the wonders of technology. And still he gazed, and still the wonder grew, / That one small head could carry all he knew.
2 awe, astonishment, admiration, amazement, wonderment, surprise, stupefaction, fascination:
Facsimile transmission, which used to excite so much wonder, is now used in offices all over the world.
3 ponder, muse, meditate, think, theorize, conjecture, puzzle, query, question, inquire, be inquisitive, be curious, ask oneself, speculate, cudgel (one's) brains:
I wondered if I would be invited to the dance. Have you ever wondered what makes the world go round?
4 marvel (at), goggle, gawk, gape, stare, be awed, be thunderstruck, be amazed, be astonished:
We wondered at the death-defying skills of the trapeze artistes.
5 wonder about. question or doubt the sanity or reason or reasonableness of:
I wondered about Tammy after that streaking episode.
verb, nounCollocation Dictionary
1 ~ (about sth) to think about sth and try to decide what is true, what will happen, what you should do, etc: [V wh-] I wonder who she is. + I wonder why he left his job. + I was just beginning to wonder where you were. + [V] 'Why do you want to know?' 'No particular reason. I was just wondering.' + We were wondering about next April for the wedding. + [V speech] 'What should I do now?' she wondered.
2 [V wh-] used as a polite way of asking a question or asking sb to do sth: I wonder if you can help me. + I was wondering whether you'd like to come to a party.
3 ~ (at sth) to be very surprised by sth: [V] She wondered at her own stupidity. + (BrE, spoken) He's gone and left us to do all the work, I shouldn't wonder (= I wouldn't be surprised if he had). + [V (that)] I wonder (that) he didn't hurt himself jumping over that wall. + I don't wonder you're tired. You've had a busy day.
1 [U] a feeling of surprise and admiration that you have when you see or experience sth beautiful, unusual or unexpected
He retained a childlike sense of wonder. + She gazed down in wonder at the city spread below her.
2 [C] something or a quality in sth that fills you with surprise and admiration: The Grand Canyon is one of the natural wonders of the world. + the wonders of modern technology + That's the wonder of poetry-you're always discovering something new. + the Seven Wonders of the ancient world
3 [sing.] (informal) a person who is very clever at doing sth; a person or thing that seems very good or effective: Geoff, you're a wonder! I would never have thought of doing that. + Have you seen the boy wonder play yet? + a new wonder drug
Idioms: do wonders (for sb/sth) to have a very good effect on sb/sth: The news has done wonders for our morale.
(it's) no / little / small wonder (that) ... it is not surprising: It is little wonder (that) she was so upset. + (informal) No wonder you're tired, you've been walking for hours.
it's a wonder (that) ... (especially spoken) it is surprising or strange: It's a wonder (that) more people weren't hurt.
wonders will never cease (spoken, usually ironic) a phrase used to express surprise and pleasure at sth: 'I've cleaned my room.' 'Wonders will never cease!'
work wonders to achieve very good results: Her new diet and exercise programme has worked wonders for her.
more at CHINLESS, NINE
1 feeling of surprise/admiration
great | childlike, wide-eyed
VERB + WONDER
feel | express
There aren't any words to express properly all the wonder that I feel.
| gaze in, stare in
She gazed down in wonder at the city spread below her.
| be filled with, be full of
The children's faces were full of wonder as they gazed up at the Christmas tree.
WONDER + NOUN
Neville shook his head in wonder at it all
| with ~
She held her breath with wonder and delight.
| ~ at
a feeling/sense of wonder
2 amazing thing/person
Iceland is full hot springs, beautifully coloured rocks, and other natural wonders.
| scientific | constant, perpetual
It was a constant wonder to me that my father didn't die of exhaustion.
| nine days, seven-day
She was determined to prove she was no seven-day wonder whose promise would remain unfulfilled.
the new boy wonder of French football
(humorous) The band aren't the one-hit wonders some had feared: their second album contains some great rap music.
do/work wonders (for sb/sth)
The change of diet has done wonders for my skin. A good night's sleep and a hearty breakfast worked wonders.
| the wonders of modern science/technology
Thanks to the wonders of modern science, many common diseases will soon be things of the past.
| the wonders of the world
The palace has been described as the eighth wonder of the world. verb
hazily, idly, vaguely
I wondered vaguely whether Robert could be the murderer.
| briefly, fleetingly | apprehensively, uneasily
I wondered uneasily if anything had happened to the children.
| bleakly, despairingly | irritably | aloud
‘Where's Natasha?’ she wondered aloud.
‘Why do you ask?’ ‘I just wondered.’
| often, sometimes
I sometimes wonder who's crazier, him or me.
VERB + WONDER
I was just beginning to wonder where you were.
| cannot/could not help but, can only
I couldn't help but wonder what he was thinking.
| make sb
His obvious hunger made her wonder how long he had been up and about.
We'd wondered about you as a possible team member.
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