The definition of a marvel is something unusual, wonderful or astounding.(noun)
An example of a marvel is a really cool new phone or computer, which is a marvel of technology.
To marvel is defined as to express or feel wonder, astonishment or surprise.(verb)
When a person is shocked and surprised at a gift, this is an example of a person who marvels at a gift.
See marvel in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME mervaile < OFr merveille, a wonder < VL mirabilia, wonderful things, orig. neut. pl. of L mirabilis, wonderful < mirari, to wonder at < mirus, wonderful: see smile
See marvel in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English marvail
Origin: , from Old French merveille
Origin: , from Vulgar Latin *miribilia
Origin: , alteration of Latin mīrābilia, wonderful things
Origin: , from
Origin: neuter pl. of mīrābilis, wonderful
Origin: , from mīrārī, to wonder
Origin: , from mīrus, wonderful; see smei- in Indo-European roots.
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