(||Mi"ra) n. [NL., from L. mirus wonderful.] (Astron.) A remarkable variable star in the constellation
(Mi*rab"i*la*ry) n.; pl. Mirabilaries One who, or a work which, narrates wonderful things; one
who writes of wonders. [Obs.] Bacon.
(||Mi*rab"i*lis) n. [L., wonderful.] (Bot.) A genus of plants. See Four- o'clock.
(Mi*rab"i*lite) n. (Min.) Native sodium sulphate; Glauber's salt.
(Mi"ra*ble) a. [L. mirabilis, fr. mirari to wonder: cf. OF. mirable. See Marvel.] Wonderful; admirable.
(Mir"a*cle) n. [F., fr. L. miraculum, fr. mirari to wonder. See Marvel, and cf. Mirror.]
1. A wonder or wonderful thing.
That miracle and queen of genus.Shak.
2. Specifically: An event or effect contrary to the established constitution and course of things, or a deviation
from the known laws of nature; a supernatural event, or one transcending the ordinary laws by which the
universe is governed.
They considered not the miracle of the loaves.Mark vi. 52.
3. A miracle play.
4. A story or legend abounding in miracles. [Obs.]
When said was all this miracle.Chaucer. Miracle monger, an impostor who pretends to work miracles. Miracle play, one of the old dramatic
entertainments founded on legends of saints and martyrs or (see 2d Mystery, 2) on events related in
(Mir"a*cle), v. t. To make wonderful. [Obs.] Shak.