An example of a marvel is a really cool new phone or computer, which is a marvel of technology.
We marveled that they walked away unhurt from the car accident.
When a person is shocked and surprised at a gift, this is an example of a person who marvels at a gift.
Other Word Forms
Origin of marvel
- Middle 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 smei- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition