Definitions for marvelˈmɑr vəl

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

mar•velˈmɑr vəl(n.; v.)-veled, -vel•ing; -velled, -vel•ling.

  1. (n.)something that arouses wonder, admiration, or astonishment:

    an engineering marvel.

  2. a feeling of wonder.

  3. (v.t.)to wonder at:

    I marvel that you won.

  4. (v.i.)to be filled with wonder.

Origin of marvel:

1250–1300; < OF merveil(l)e < LL mīrābilia marvels, der. of L mīrābilis marvelous = mirā(rī) to be surprised + -bilis -ble

Princeton's WordNet

  1. wonder, marvel(verb)

    something that causes feelings of wonder

    "the wonders of modern science"

  2. wonder, marvel(verb)

    be amazed at

    "We marvelled at the child's linguistic abilities"

  3. marvel(verb)

    express astonishment or surprise about something

Wiktionary

  1. marvel(Noun)

    That which causes wonder; a prodigy; a miracle.

  2. marvel(Noun)

    Surprise, astonishment.

  3. marvel(Verb)

    To become filled with wonderment or admiration; to be amazed at something.

  4. Origin: First attested from 1300, from marvail, from merveille, from Vulgar Latin *, from Latin mirabilia, from neuter plural of mirabilis, from mirari, from mirus.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Marvel(noun)

    that which causes wonder; a prodigy; a miracle

  2. Marvel(noun)

    wonder

  3. Marvel(verb)

    to be struck with surprise, astonishment, or wonder; to wonder

  4. Marvel(verb)

    to marvel at

  5. Marvel(verb)

    to cause to marvel, or be surprised; -- used impersonally

Freebase

  1. Marvel

    Marvel is an unincorporated town and a U.S. Post Office located in La Plata County, Colorado, United States, on the Southern Ute Indian Reservation. While the town lies within the Reservation on most maps, the land within and around the town is owned by private landowners and the actual reservation only starts several miles to the South and East of Marvel. The area was homesteaded in the late-1800s and early-1900s with ranching, farming, and oil extraction being the main economic drivers in the region. The area around Marvel is very dry and the region becomes more and more arid as one travels towards the New Mexico border and further away from the La Plata mountains. The Marvel Post Office has the ZIP Code 81329.


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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

marvel(noun)

something or someone astonishing or wonderful

the marvels of the circus; She's a marvel at producing delicious meals.

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