- The definition of a marvel is something unusual, wonderful or astounding.
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.
When a person is shocked and surprised at a gift, this is an example of a person who marvels at a gift.
- a wonderful or astonishing thing; prodigy or miracle
- Archaic astonishment
Origin of marvelMiddle English mervaile ; from Old French merveille, a wonder ; from Vulgar Latin mirabilia, wonderful things, origin, originally neuter plural of Classical Latin mirabilis, wonderful ; from mirari, to wonder at ; from mirus, wonderful: see smile
- One that evokes surprise, admiration, or wonder. See Synonyms at wonder.
- Archaic Strong surprise; astonishment.
verbmar·veled, mar·vel·ing, mar·vels also mar·velled or mar·vel·ling
Origin of marvelMiddle English 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.
First attested from 1300, from Middle English marvail, from Old French merveille (â€œa wonderâ€), from Vulgar Latin *miribilia, from Latin mirabilia (â€œwonderful thingsâ€), from neuter plural of mirabilis (â€œstrange, wonderfulâ€), from miror (â€œI wonder atâ€), from mirus (â€œwonderfulâ€).
marvel - Computer Definition
The original code name for Microsoft Network.