What does marvel mean?

Definitions for marvelˈmɑr vəl

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word marvel.

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


  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)


  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

  6. Origin: [OE. merveilen, OF. merveillier.]


  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Marvel

    mär′vel, n. a wonder: anything astonishing or wonderful: astonishment.—v.i. to wonder: to feel astonishment:—pr.p. mar′velling; pa.t. and pa.p. mar′velled.adj. Mar′vellous, astonishing: almost or altogether beyond belief: improbable.—adv. Mar′vellously.—n. Mar′vellousness. [Fr. merveille—L. mirabilis, wonderful—mirāri, to wonder.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of marvel in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of marvel in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Kenneth Patton:

    The day I see a leaf is a marvel of a day.

  2. Jen Ramsey:

    Marvel at the small wonders around you every day.

  3. Katherine Mansfield:

    Life never becomes a habit to me. It's always a marvel.

  4. Sunil Joyia:

    The Marvel of Life dwells in the sight of a diligent human.

  5. Gabby Rivera with artwork:

    This is her moment, you can't turn and point to another character like this in Marvel.

Images & Illustrations of marvel

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Translations for marvel

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • maravillaSpanish
  • ihmetellä, kummastella, kummaksua, äimistelläFinnish
  • keajaibanIndonesian
  • meravigliarsi, stupirsi, meravigliaItalian
  • פלאHebrew
  • удивляться, восторгаться, восхищаться, изумляться, недоумеватьRussian
  • 奇蹟Chinese

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