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Definition of Mystery

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that which cannot be understood, something that is unknown; inexplicable (often religious) matter, epiphany; quality of being elusive or secretive; mystery novel, piece of fiction about a puzzling event or an unsolved crime
Mystery Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
A trade; a handicraft; hence, any business with which one is usually occupied.
A dramatic representation of a Scriptural subject, often some event in the life of Christ; a dramatic composition of this character; as, the Chester Mysteries, consisting of dramas acted by various craft associations in that city in the early part of the 14th century.
The consecrated elements in the eucharist.
Anything artfully made difficult; an enigma.
A profound secret; something wholly unknown, or something kept cautiously concealed, and therefore exciting curiosity or wonder; something which has not been or can not be explained; hence, specifically, that which is beyond human comprehension.
A kind of secret religious celebration, to which none were admitted except those who had been initiated by certain preparatory ceremonies; -- usually plural; as, the Eleusinian mysteries.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913), edited by Noah Porter. About
hEnglish - advanced version

mystic \mys"tic\ (?), n. one given to mysticism; one who holds mystical views, interpretations, etc.; especially, in ecclesiastical history, one who professed mysticism. see mysticism.

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 mystery story 
Concise English-Irish Dictionary v. 1.1
English Phonetics
JM Welsh <=> English Dictionary
Celf = n. art, craft, mystery
Cyfriniaeth = n. a mystery
Dadrin = v. to rid of mystery
Dirgeledigaeth = n. a mystery
Rhiniad = n. an using of mystery
Rhinio = v. to endure with a virtue; to use mystery
Rhinwedd = n. virtue; mystery
Shakespeare Words
professional skill, professional knowledge
Australian Slang
sausage, meat pie (one never knows what the butcher put in it)
WordNet 2.0

1. something that baffles understanding and cannot be explained; "how it got out is a mystery"; "it remains one of nature's secrets"
(synonym) enigma, secret, closed book
(hypernym) perplexity
(derivation) perplex, vex, stick, get, puzzle, mystify, baffle, beat, pose, bewilder, flummox, stupefy, nonplus, gravel, amaze, dumbfound
2. a story about a crime (usually murder) presented as a novel or play or movie
(synonym) mystery story, whodunit
(hypernym) story
(hyponym) detective story
Mystery Definition from Social Science Dictionaries & Glossaries
Dream Dictionary
To find yourself bewildered by some mysterious event, denotes that strangers will harass you with their troubles and claim your aid. It warns you also of neglected duties, for which you feel much aversion. Business will wind you into unpleasant complications.

To find yourself studying the mysteries of creation, denotes that a change will take place in your life, throwing you into a higher atmosphere of research and learning, and thus advancing you nearer the attainment of true pleasure and fortune.
Ten Thousand Dreams Interpreted, or "What's in a dream": a scientific and practical exposition; By Gustavus Hindman, 1910. For the open domain e-text see: Guttenberg Project
Mystery Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
Wikipedia English - The Free Encyclopedia
Mystery, mysteries, or mysterious may refer to:

  • Mystery fiction, a genre of detective fiction
  • Mystery film, a genre in cinema

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Mystery! (also written MYSTERY!) is an episodic television series that debuted in 1980 in the USA. It airs on PBS and is produced by WGBH. The show has brought a large number of detective series and television movies—most of them British productions from the BBC or the ITV companies and usually adapted from mystery fiction literary sources—to air on American television. In 2002, they added an American-produced series based on the novels of Tony Hillerman to their roster.

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Mystery Definition from Religion & Spirituality Dictionaries & Glossaries
Easton's Bible Dictionary
the calling of the Gentiles into the Christian Church, so designated (Eph. 1:9, 10; 3:8-11; Col. 1:25-27); a truth undiscoverable except by revelation, long hid, now made manifest. The resurrection of the dead (1 Cor. 15:51), and other doctrines which need to be explained but which cannot be fully understood by finite intelligence (Matt. 13:11; Rom. 11:25; 1 Cor. 13:2); the union between Christ and his people symbolized by the marriage union (Eph. 5:31, 32; comp. 6:19); the seven stars and the seven candlesticks (Rev. 1:20); and the woman clothed in scarlet (17:7), are also in this sense mysteries. The anti-Christian power working in his day is called by the apostle (2 Thess. 2:7) the "mystery of iniquity."