something that causes wonder, admiration, or astonishment; a wonderful thing; a wonder or prodigy: The new bridge is an engineering marvel.
Archaic. the feeling of wonder; astonishment.
verb (used with object), marveled, marveling or (especially British) marvelled, marvelling.
to wonder at (usually followed by a clause as object): I marvel that you were able to succeed against such odds.
to wonder or be curious about (usually followed by a clause as object): A child marvels that the stars can be.
verb (used without object), marveled, marveling or (especially British) marvelled, marvelling.
to be filled with wonder, admiration, or astonishment, as at something surprising or extraordinary: I marvel at your courage.

1250–1300; Middle English mervel < Old French merveil(l)e < Late Latin mīrābilia marvels, noun use of neuter plural of Latin mīrābilis marvelous. See admirable

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marvel (ˈmɑːvəl)
vb (when intr, often foll by at or about; when tr, takes a clause as object) , (US) -vels, -velling, -velled, -vels, -veling, -veled
1.  to be filled with surprise or wonder
2.  something that causes wonder
3.  archaic astonishment
[C13: from Old French merveille, from Late Latin mīrābilia, from Latin mīrābilis, from mīrārī to wonder at]

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Word Origin & History

c.1300, "miracle," also "wonderful story or legend," from O.Fr. merveille "a wonder," from V.L. *miribilia, alt. from L. mirabilia "wonderful things," from neut. pl. of mirabilis "strange or wonderful," from mirari "to wonder at," from mirus "wonderful" (see smile). A neut.
pl. treated in V.L. as a fem. sing. The verb is attested from c.1300. Related: Marveled; marveling; marvels.
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Example sentences
He never stopped marveling at how success had come to him and how lucky he had been.
They were marveling at the sky full of amazing contrails.
While marveling at the city's architecture, a blend of old and new, a colorful mural suddenly catches your eye.
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