Marvel



[mahr-vuh l] /ˈmɑr vəl/

noun
1.
something that causes wonder, admiration, or astonishment; a wonderful thing; a wonder or prodigy:
The new bridge is an engineering marvel.
2.
Archaic. the feeling of wonder; astonishment.
verb (used with object), marveled, marveling or (especially British) marvelled, marvelling.
3.
to wonder at (usually followed by a clause as object):
I marvel that you were able to succeed against such odds.
4.
to wonder or be curious about (usually followed by a clause as object):
A child marvels that the stars can be.
verb (used without object), marveled, marveling or (especially British) marvelled, marvelling.
5.
to be filled with wonder, admiration, or astonishment, as at something surprising or extraordinary:
I marvel at your courage.
/ˈmɑːvəl/
verb -vels, -velling, -velled (US) -vels, -veling, -veled
1.
when intr, often foll by at or about; when tr, takes a clause as object. to be filled with surprise or wonder
noun
2.
something that causes wonder
3.
(archaic) astonishment
n.

c.1300, “miracle,” also “wonderful story or legend,” from Old French merveille “a wonder, surprise, miracle,” from Vulgar Latin *miribilia (also source of Spanish maravilla, Portuguese maravilha, Italian maraviglia), altered from Latin mirabilia “wonderful things,” from neuter plural of mirabilis “wonderful, marvelous, extraordinary; strange, singular,” from mirari “to wonder at,” from mirus “wonderful” (see smile). A neuter plural treated in Vulgar Latin as a feminine singular. Related: Marvels.
v.

c.1300, “to be filled with wonder,” from Old French merveillier “to wonder at, be astonished,” from merveille (see marvel (n.)). Related: Marveled; marveling.

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