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mar·vel

 (mär′vəl)
n.
1. One that evokes surprise, admiration, or wonder. See Synonyms at wonder.
2. Archaic Strong surprise; astonishment.
v. mar·veled, mar·vel·ing, mar·vels also mar·velled or mar·vel·ling
v.intr.
To become filled with wonder or astonishment.
v.tr.
To feel amazement or bewilderment at or about: We marveled that they walked away unhurt from the car accident.

[Middle English merveille, marvail, from Old French merveille, from Vulgar Latin *miribilia, alteration of Latin mīrābilia, wonderful things, from neuter pl. of mīrābilis, wonderful, from mīrārī, to wonder, from mīrus, wonderful; see smei- in Indo-European roots.]

marvel

(ˈmɑːvəl)
vb, -vels, -velling or -velled, -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
n
1. something that causes wonder
2. archaic astonishment
[C13: from Old French merveille, from Late Latin mīrābilia, from Latin mīrābilis, from mīrārī to wonder at]

mar•vel

(ˈmɑr vəl)

n., v. -veled, -vel•ing (esp. Brit.) -velled, -vel•ling. n.
1. something that arouses wonder, admiration, or astonishment: an engineering marvel.
2. a feeling of wonder.
v.t.
3. to wonder at: I marvel that you won.
v.i.
4. to be filled with wonder.
[1250–1300; < Old French merveil(l)e < Late Latin mīrābilia marvels, derivative of Latin mīrābilis marvelous = mirā(rī) to be surprised + -bilis -ble]

marvel

- Traces to Latin mirabilia, from mirari, "wonder at."
See also related terms for wonder.

marvel


Past participle: marvelled
Gerund: marvelling

Imperative
marvel
marvel
Present
I marvel
you marvel
he/she/it marvels
we marvel
you marvel
they marvel
Preterite
I marvelled
you marvelled
he/she/it marvelled
we marvelled
you marvelled
they marvelled
Present Continuous
I am marvelling
you are marvelling
he/she/it is marvelling
we are marvelling
you are marvelling
they are marvelling
Present Perfect
I have marvelled
you have marvelled
he/she/it has marvelled
we have marvelled
you have marvelled
they have marvelled
Past Continuous
I was marvelling
you were marvelling
he/she/it was marvelling
we were marvelling
you were marvelling
they were marvelling
Past Perfect
I had marvelled
you had marvelled
he/she/it had marvelled
we had marvelled
you had marvelled
they had marvelled
Future
I will marvel
you will marvel
he/she/it will marvel
we will marvel
you will marvel
they will marvel
Future Perfect
I will have marvelled
you will have marvelled
he/she/it will have marvelled
we will have marvelled
you will have marvelled
they will have marvelled
Future Continuous
I will be marvelling
you will be marvelling
he/she/it will be marvelling
we will be marvelling
you will be marvelling
they will be marvelling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been marvelling
you have been marvelling
he/she/it has been marvelling
we have been marvelling
you have been marvelling
they have been marvelling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been marvelling
you will have been marvelling
he/she/it will have been marvelling
we will have been marvelling
you will have been marvelling
they will have been marvelling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been marvelling
you had been marvelling
he/she/it had been marvelling
we had been marvelling
you had been marvelling
they had been marvelling
Conditional
I would marvel
you would marvel
he/she/it would marvel
we would marvel
you would marvel
they would marvel
Past Conditional
I would have marvelled
you would have marvelled
he/she/it would have marvelled
we would have marvelled
you would have marvelled
they would have marvelled
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.marvel - something that causes feelings of wondermarvel - something that causes feelings of wonder; "the wonders of modern science"
happening, natural event, occurrence, occurrent - an event that happens
Verb1.marvel - be amazed at; "We marvelled at the child's linguistic abilities"
react, respond - show a response or a reaction to something
2.marvel - express astonishment or surprise about somethingmarvel - express astonishment or surprise about something
give tongue to, utter, express, verbalise, verbalize - articulate; either verbally or with a cry, shout, or noise; "She expressed her anger"; "He uttered a curse"

marvel

verb
1. be amazed, wonder, gaze, gape, goggle, be awed, be filled with surprise Her fellow workers marvelled at her infinite energy.
noun
1. wonder, phenomenon, miracle, portent A new technological marvel was invented there - the electron microscope.
2. genius, whizz (informal), prodigy Her death is a great tragedy. She really was a marvel.

marvel

noun
1. One that evokes great surprise and admiration:
Idioms: one for the books, the eighth wonder of the world.
2. The emotion aroused by something awe-inspiring or astounding:
Archaic: admiration, dread.
verb
To have a feeling of great awe and rapt admiration:
Translations
عَجيبَه، مُعْجِزَهيَتَعَجَّب، يُدْهَشُ من
divobdivovatzázrak
blive forbavsetvidunder
furîa sig , undrastundur, furîa
stebėtisstebuklas
apbrīnotbrīnītiesbrīnumscilvēks ar apbrīnojamām spējām
čuditi sečudo
harikahayret etmekşaşmak

marvel

[ˈmɑːvəl]
A. Nmaravilla f
you're a marveleres una maravilla
it's a marvel to me how she does itno llego a entender cómo lo hace
if he gets there it will be a marvelsi llega será un milagro
B. VImaravillarse, asombrarse (at de)

marvel

[ˈmɑːrvəl]
nmerveille f
the marvels of creation → les merveilles de la création
vis'émerveiller
to marvel at sth → s'émerveiller de qch

marvel

nWunder nt; the marvels of modern sciencedie Wunder der modernen Wissenschaft; this medicine is a marveldiese Medizin wirkt Wunder; if he ever gets there it will be a marvel (inf)wenn er jemals dort ankommt, ist das ein Wunder; it’s a marvel to me that he escaped unhurtes kommt mir wie ein Wunder vor, dass er ohne Verletzungen davonkam; it’s a marvel to me how he does it (inf)es ist mir einfach unerklärlich or schleierhaft, wie er das macht; her desk is a marvel of tidinessihr Schreibtisch ist ein Muster an Ordnung; you’re a marvel! (inf)du bist ein Engel!; (= clever)du bist ein Genie!
vistaunen (→ at über +acc); to marvel at a sighteinen Anblick bestaunen; they marvelled (Brit) or marveled (US) at her beauty (liter)sie bewunderten ihre Schönheit

marvel

[ˈmɑːvl]
1. n (of nature) → meraviglia; (of science, skill) → prodigio
if she gets there it will be a marvel (fam) → se ci arriva è un miracolo
it's a marvel to me how she does it (fam) → non so proprio come riesca a farlo
you're a marvel! (fam) → sei un fenomeno!
2. vi to marvel (at) (awestruck) → rimanere incantato/a (davanti a); (surprised) → stupirsi (di fronte a), meravigliarsi (di)

marvel

(ˈmaːvəl) noun
something or someone astonishing or wonderful. the marvels of the circus; She's a marvel at producing delicious meals.
verbpast tense, past participle ˈmarvelled , (American) ˈmarveled
(often with at) to feel astonishment or wonder (at). They marvelled at the fantastic sight.
ˈmarvellous adjective , (American) ˈmarvelous
1. wonderful. The Alps are a marvellous sight.
2. very good in some way; excellent. a marvellous idea.
ˈmarvellously adverb
References in classic literature ?
Pontellier to cut out--a marvel of construction, fashioned to enclose a baby's body so effectually that only two small eyes might look out from the garment, like an Eskimo's.
In a country of birches, a rod is never seen, and it ought not to appear a marvel in my eyes, that the choicest blessings of Providence are wasted in such cries as these.
Jessie flew with mischievous delight to satisfy herself of the truth of this marvel.
Her features, never the most agreeable, and now harsh with age and grief, and resentment against the world for his sake; her dress, and especially her turban; the queer and quaint manners, which had unconsciously grown upon her in solitude,--such being the poor gentlewoman's outward characteristics, it is no great marvel, although the mournfullest of pities, that the instinctive lover of the Beautiful was fain to turn away his eyes.
I might, for instance, have contented myself with writing out the narratives of a veteran shipmaster, one of the Inspectors, whom I should be most ungrateful not to mention, since scarcely a day passed that he did not stir me to laughter and admiration by his marvel loins gifts as a story-teller.
How can I describe that except by saying that instead of growing used to them--and it's a marvel for a governess: I call the sisterhood to witness
I marvel, said Arthur, that the knight would not speak.
How different is this marvel observed from a raft, from what it is when one observes it through the dingy windows of a railway-station in some wretched village while he munches a petrified sandwich and waits for the train.
Her wonderful travels, and the strange countries she had seen, and the adventures she had had, made her a marvel and a heroine of romance.
The more Tom stared at the splendid marvel, the higher he turned up his nose at his finery and the shabbier and shabbier his own outfit seemed to him to grow.
The strangest thing of all was, that not a soul in the house, except me, noticed her habits, or seemed to marvel at them: no one discussed her position or employment; no one pitied her solitude or isolation.
I did not marvel how Catherine Earnshaw could forget her first friend for such an individual.