(Won), v. i. [See 1st Wone.] To dwell or abide. [Obs. or Scot.] " Where he wans in forest wild."
This land where I have woned thus long.Spenser.
(Won), n. Dwelling; wone. [Obs.] Spenser.
(Won"der) n. [OE. wonder, wunder, AS. wundor; akin to D. wonder, OS. wundar, OHG.
wuntar, G. wunder, Icel. undr, Sw. & Dan. under, and perhaps to Gr. to gaze at.]
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.
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." Milton.
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.
(Won"der), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Wondered ; p. pr. & vb. n. Wondering.] [AS. wundrian.]
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,Shak.
What you would ask me, that I should deny.
(Won"der), a. Wonderful. [Obs.] Gower.
After that he said a wonder thing.Chaucer.
(Won"der), adv. Wonderfully. [Obs.] Chaucer.
(Won"dered) a. Having performed wonders; able to perform wonderful things. [Obs.] Shak.
(Won"der*er) n. One who wonders.
(Won"der*ful) a. Adapted to excite wonder or admiration; surprising; strange; astonishing.
Syn. Marvelous; amazing. See Marvelous.
Won"der*ful*ly, adv. Won"der*ful*ness, n.