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Definition of "marvel" []

  • One that evokes surprise, admiration, or wonder. See Synonyms at wonder. (noun)
  • Strong surprise; astonishment. (noun)
  • To become filled with wonder or astonishment. (verb-intransitive)
  • To feel amazement or bewilderment at or about: We marveled that they walked away unhurt from the car accident. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "marvel" in a sentence
  • "Then, with the same rapid step and preoccupied face, he made the round of the whole garden, and showed his former ward all his greenhouses and hot-houses, his covered-in garden, and two apiaries which he called the marvel of our century."
  • "May 19, 2009 at 3: 36 pm marvel is such a disappointment."
  • "Poul Anderson's short story "The Man Who Came Early" pits an ordinary modern with a gun against the successful merchants and political leaders of a pre-gun society -- and the ordinary man discovers a technological marvel is no match for high-level social sophistication."