1. One that evokes surprise, admiration, or wonder. See Synonyms at wonder.
2. Archaic Strong surprise; astonishment.
v. mar·veled, mar·vel·ing, mar·vels also mar·velled or mar·vel·ling
To become filled with wonder or astonishment.
To feel amazement or bewilderment at or about: We marveled that they walked away unhurt from the car accident.
[Middle English merveille, 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; see smei- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]
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