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marvel

[ mahr-vuhl ]
/ 藞m蓱r v蓹l /
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noun
something that causes wonder, admiration, or astonishment; a wonderful thing; a wonder or prodigy: The new bridge is an engineering marvel.
Archaic. the feeling of wonder; astonishment.
verb (used with object), mar路veled, mar路vel路ing or (especially British) mar路velled, mar路vel路ling.
to wonder at (usually followed by a clause as object): I marvel that you were able to succeed against such odds.
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), mar路veled, mar路vel路ing or (especially British) mar路velled, mar路vel路ling.
to be filled with wonder, admiration, or astonishment, as at something surprising or extraordinary: I marvel at your courage.
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Origin of marvel

1250鈥1300; Middle English mervel<Old French merveil(l)e<Late Latin m墨r膩bilia marvels, noun use of neuter plural of Latin m墨r膩bilis marvelous. See admirable

OTHER WORDS FROM marvel

mar路vel路ment, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for marvel

marvel
/ (藞m蓱藧vl) /

verb -vels, -velling or -velled or US -vels, -veling or -veled
(when intr, often foll by at or about; when tr, takes a clause as object) to be filled with surprise or wonder
noun
something that causes wonder
archaic astonishment

Word Origin for marvel

C13: from Old French merveille, from Late Latin m墨r膩bilia, from Latin m墨r膩bilis, from m墨r膩r墨 to wonder at
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