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Definition of MARVEL

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Marvel \Mar"vel\, n. [OE. mervaile, F. merveille, fr. L. mirabilia wonderful things, pl., fr. mirabilis wonderful, fr. mirari to wonder or marvel at. See {Admire}, {Smile}, and cf. {Miracle}.]
     1. That which causes wonder; a prodigy; a miracle. [1913 Webster]

              I will do marvels such as have not been done. --Ex. xxxiv. 10. [1913 Webster]

              Nature's sweet marvel undefiled.      --Emerson. [1913 Webster]

     2. Wonder. [R.] "Use lessens marvel." --Sir W. Scott. [1913 Webster] marvel of Peru

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Marvel \Mar"vel\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Marveled}or {Marvelled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Marveling} or {Marvelling}.] [OE. merveilen, OF. merveillier.] To be struck with surprise, astonishment, or wonder; to wonder. [1913 Webster]

           Marvel not, my brethren, if the world hate you. --1 john iii. 13. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Marvel \Mar"vel\, v. t.
     1. To marvel at. [Obs.] --Wyclif.
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     2. To cause to marvel, or be surprised; -- used impersonally. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

              But much now me marveleth.            --Rich. the Redeless. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

50 Moby Thesaurus words for "marvel":
     admiration, amaze, amazement, astonishing thing, astonishment, astoundment, awe, be amazed, be astonished, beaut, beguilement, bewilderment, breathless wonder, curiosity, dumbfoundment, exception, eyeful, fascination, gape, gawk, gaze, gazingstock, knockout, looker, lovely, marveling, marvelment, miracle, nonesuch, phenomenon, portent, prodigy, puzzlement, quite a thing, rarity, sensation, sense of mystery, sense of wonder, sight, something else, spectacle, stand aghast, stare, stare openmouthed, stunner, stupefaction, surprise, wonder, wonderful thing, wonderment


Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 [moby-thesaurus]


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