wonder

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wonder is one of the 1000 most common headwords.
wonder

Pronunciation[change]

Verb[change]

Plain form
wonder

Third-person singular
wonders

Past tense
wondered

Past participle
wondered

Present participle
wondering

  1. (transitive & intransitive) If you wonder about something, you think about it because you want to know more about it.
    I wonder when they will be home.
    You know, it makes you wonder whether something could be done about it.
    I wonder if there's any way you can actually check.
    Is he really working every night? I wonder.
  2. You use "wonder if/whether" to ask for or suggest something.
    I wonder if you could give me a hand with the door.
    I was wondering whether you would mind making room for a third person at your table.
  3. (transitive & intransitive) If you don't wonder something, you expect it.
    I don't wonder you've had problems with that old car.

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Noun[change]

Singular
wonder

Plural
wonders

  1. A wonder is something that makes a person think.
    It is a wonder why he ran away.
  2. A wonder is something that is amazing.
    The Pyramids are quite a wonder.