What does marvel mean?

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ˈmɑr vəlmar·vel

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. wonder, marvelverb

    something that causes feelings of wonder

    "the wonders of modern science"

  2. wonder, marvelverb

    be amazed at

    "We marvelled at the child's linguistic abilities"

  3. marvelverb

    express astonishment or surprise about something


  1. marvelnoun

    That which causes wonder; a prodigy; a miracle.

  2. marvelnoun

    Surprise, astonishment.

  3. marvelverb

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

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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Marvelnoun

    A wonder; any thing astonishing. Little in use.

    Etymology: merveille, French.

    A marvel it were, if a man could espy, in the whole scripture, nothing which might breed a probable opinion, that divine authority was the same way inclinable. Richard Hooker.

    I am scarce in breath, my lord.
    —— No marvel, you have so bestir’d your valour; you cowardly rascal! William Shakespeare, King Lear.

    No marvel
    My lord protector’s hawks do towre so well. William Shakespeare.

  2. To Marvelverb

    To wonder; to be astonished. Disused.

    Etymology: merveille, French.

    You make me marvel. William Shakespeare.

    Harry, I do not only marvel where thou spendest thy time, but also how thou art accompanied. William Shakespeare.

    —— The army marvelled at it. William Shakespeare, Coriolanus.

    The countries marvelled at thee for thy songs, proverbs, and parables. Ecclus. xlvii. 17.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Marvelnoun

    that which causes wonder; a prodigy; a miracle

  2. Marvelnoun


  3. Marvelverb

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

  4. Marvelverb

    to marvel at

  5. Marvelverb

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

  6. Etymology: [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.]

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  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

Examples of marvel in a Sentence

  1. David Yates:

    To be in a room full of people who genuinely put so much of their time and attention into following what happens in these various worlds - whether it's Marvel or Potter - it's primarily why we make movies, fantastic Beasts.

  2. Elie Wiesel:

    I marvel at the resilience of the Jewish people. Their best characteristic is their desire to remember. No other people has such an obsession with memory.

  3. Jen Ramsey:

    Marvel at the small wonders around you every day.

  4. George Backen:

    'Lord of The Rings' and the Marvel universe are popular but they don't have the cultural influence that 'Star Wars' has.

  5. William H. Borah:

    The marvel of all history is the patience with which men and women submit to burdens unnecessarily laid upon them by their governments.

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