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marvel

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CIDE DICTIONARY

marveln. [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.].
  •  That which causes wonder; a prodigy; a miracle.  [1913 Webster]
    "I will do marvels such as have not been done."  [1913 Webster]
    "Nature's sweet marvel undefiled."  [1913 Webster]
  •  Wonder.  Sir W. Scott.  [1913 Webster]
marvelv. i. [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."  [1913 Webster]
marvelv. t. 
  •  To marvel at.  Wyclif.  [1913 Webster]
  •  To cause to marvel, or be surprised; -- used impersonally.  [1913 Webster]
    "But much now me marveleth."  [1913 Webster]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

marvel, n. & v.
--n.
1 a wonderful thing.
2 (foll. by of) a wonderful example of (a quality).
--v.intr. (marvelled, marvelling; US marveled, marveling) literary 1 (foll. by at, or that + clause) feel surprise or wonder.
2 (foll. by how, why, etc. + clause) wonder.

Idiom
marvel of Peru a showy garden plant, Mirabilis jalapa, with flowers opening in the afternoon.
Derivative
marveller n.
Etymology
ME f. OF merveille, merveiller f. LL mirabilia neut. pl. of L mirabilis f. mirari wonder at: see MIRACLE

THESAURUS

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

ROGET THESAURUS

marvel

Wonder

N wonder, marvel, astonishment, amazement, wonderment, bewilderment, amazedness, admiration, awe, stupor, stupefaction, stound, fascination, sensation, surprise, note of admiration, thaumaturgy, surprised, aghast, all agog, breathless, agape, open- mouthed, awestruck, thunderstruck, moonstruck, planet-struck, spellbound, lost in amazement, lost in wonder, lost in astonishment, struck all of a heap, unable to believe one's senses, like a duck ion thunder, wonderful, wondrous, surprising, unexpected, unheard of, mysterious, miraculous, indescribable, inexpressible, inaffable, unutterable, unspeakable, monstrous, prodigious, stupendous, marvelous, inconceivable, incredible, inimaginable, unimaginable, strange, passing strange, striking, overwhelming, wonder-working, wonderfully fearfully, for a wonder, in the name of wonder, strange to say, mirabile dictu, mirabile visu, to one's great surprise, with wonder, with gaping mouth, with open eyes, with upturned eyes, Int, lo, lo and behold!, O!, heyday!, halloo!, what!, indeed!, really!, surely!, humph!, hem!, good lack, good heavens, good gracious!, Ye gods!, good Lord!, good grief!, Holy cow!, My word!, Holy shit!, gad so!, welladay!, dear me!, only think!, lackadaisy!, my stars, my goodness!, gracious goodness!, goodness gracious!, mercy on us!, heavens and earth!, God bless me!, bless us, bless my heart!, odzookens!, O gemini!, adzooks!, hoity-toity!, strong!, Heaven save the mark, bless the mark!, can such things be!, zounds!, 'sdeath!, what on earth, what in the world!, who would have thought it!, you don't say so!, You're kidding!, No kidding? what do you say to that!, nous verrons!, how now!, where am I?, vox faucibus haesit, one's hair standing on end.

VB wonder, marvel, admire, be surprised, start, stare, open one's eyes, rub one's eyes, turn up one's eyes, gloar, gape, open one's mouth, hold one's breath, look aghast, stand aghast, stand agog, look blank, tombe des nues, not believe one's eyes, not believe one's ears, not believe one's senses, not be able to account for, not know whether one stands on one's head or one's, surprise, astonish, amaze, astound, dumfound, dumfounder, startle, dazzle, daze, strike, strike with wonder, strike with awe, electrify, stun, stupefy, petrify, confound, bewilder, flabbergast, stagger, throw on one's beam ends, fascinate, turn the head, take away one's breath, strike dumb, make one's hair stand on end, make one's tongue cleave to the roof of one's mout, make one stare, take by surprise, be wonderful, beggar description, beggar the imagination, baffle description, stagger belief.

Prodigy

N prodigy, phenomenon, wonder, wonderment, marvel, miracle, monster, curiosity, lion, sight, spectacle, jeu de theatre, coup de theatre, gazingstock, sign, St. Elmo's fire, St. Elmo's light, portent, bursting of a shell, bursting of a bomb, volcanic eruption, peal of thunder, thunder-clap, thunder-bolt, what no words can paint, wonders of the world, annus mirabilis, dignus vindice nodus, natura il fece e poi roppe la stampa.


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