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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 ?
In Ethiopia are such men as have one foot, and they walk so fast that it is a great marvel.
I am rather glad that among them was the gentle and kindly Ik Marvel, whose 'Reveries of a Bachelor' and whose 'Dream Life' the young people of that day were reading with a tender rapture which would not be altogether surprising, I dare say, to the young people of this.
He pulled up his horse, and with great glee joined in the joke by saying, "What a marvel it is that hairs which are not mine should fly from me, when they have forsaken even the man on whose head they grew.
If it be true that the principal part of beauty is in decent motion, certainly it is no marvel, though persons in years seem many times more amiable; pulchrorum autumnus pulcher; for no youth can be comely but by pardon, and considering the youth, as to make up the comeliness.
It was a time of wonder and marvel, of the soft touch of silver rain on greening fields, of the incredible delicacy of young leaves, of blossom in field and garden and wood.
As when some cruel spite has befallen a man that he should have killed some one in his own country, and must fly to a great man's protection in a land of strangers, and all marvel who see him, even so did Achilles marvel as he beheld Priam.
I may repeat what I published in 1845, namely, that to admit that species generally become rare before they become extinct--to feel no surprise at the rarity of a species, and yet to marvel greatly when it ceases to exist, is much the same as to admit that sickness in the individual is the forerunner of death--to feel no surprise at sickness, but when the sick man dies, to wonder and to suspect that he died by some unknown deed of violence.
I marvel, said Arthur, that the knight would not speak.
The last marvel is always the most astonishing; and, if we continue this progression, I do not know how it will end.
A fraction of a second too long in the water and the fine and silken edge of the proper heat was lost, and Martin found time to marvel at the accuracy he developed - an automatic accuracy, founded upon criteria that were machine-like and unerring.
Hitherto, in descriptively treating of the Sperm Whale, I have chiefly dwelt upon the marvels of his outer aspect; or separately and in detail upon some few interior structural features.
It seems as only yesterday--it is in fact fourteen long, long years--that I heard him thus holding forth to his pupils, explaining the marvels of the illimitable void, and rendering clear to my understanding the vast distance that exists between the Being that created all things and the works of his hands.