MIR'ACLE, n. [L. miraculum, from miror, to wonder.]1. Literally, a wonder or wonderful thing; but appropriately,2. In theology, 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. Miracles can be wrought only by Almighty power, as when Christ healed lepers, saying, "I will, be thou clean," or calmed the tempest, "Peace, be still." They considered not the miracle of the loaves. Mark 6. A man approved of God by miracles and signs. Acts.2. 3. Anciently, a spectacle or dramatic representation exhibiting the lives of the saints.
MIR'ACLE, v.t. To make wonderful. [Not used.]