Loading...

American Dictionary of the English Language

Webster's Dictionary 1828

Dictionary Search

Miraculous


MIRAC'ULOUS, adjective Performed supernaturally, or by a power beyond the ordinary agency of natural laws; effected by the direct agency of Almighty power, and not by natural causes; as the miraculous healing of the sick or raising the dead by Christ.

1. Supernatural; furnished supernaturally, or competent to perform miracles; as the miraculous powers of the Apostles. miraculous applied to the extraordinary powers of the Apostles, may mean conferred by supernatural agency, or competent to work miracles. I believe it is generally used in the latter sense.

2. In a less definite sense, wonderful; extra-ordinary.