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For most people, we often marvel at the beauty of a sunrise or the magnificence of a full moon, but it is impossible to fathom the magnitude of the universe that surrounds us.
Richard H. Baker

Meaning of "marvel" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD MARVEL

From Old French merveille, from Late Latin mīrābilia, from Latin mīrābilis, from mīrārī to wonder at.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF MARVEL

marvel  [ˈmɑːvəl] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF MARVEL

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Marvel is a verb and can also act as a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb marvel in English.

WHAT DOES MARVEL MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of marvel in the English dictionary

The first definition of marvel in the dictionary is when intr, often foll by at or about; when tr, takes a clause as object to be filled with surprise or wonder. Other definition of marvel is something that causes wonder. Marvel is also astonishment.


CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO MARVEL

PRESENT

Present
I marvel
you marvel
he/she/it marvels
we marvel
you marvel
they marvel
Present continuous
I am marvelling
you are marvelling
he/she/it is marvelling
we are marvelling
you are marvelling
they are marvelling
Present perfect
I have marvelled
you have marvelled
he/she/it has marvelled
we have marvelled
you have marvelled
they have marvelled
Present perfect continuous
I have been marvelling
you have been marvelling
he/she/it has been marvelling
we have been marvelling
you have been marvelling
they have been marvelling
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I marvelled
you marvelled
he/she/it marvelled
we marvelled
you marvelled
they marvelled
Past continuous
I was marvelling
you were marvelling
he/she/it was marvelling
we were marvelling
you were marvelling
they were marvelling
Past perfect
I had marvelled
you had marvelled
he/she/it had marvelled
we had marvelled
you had marvelled
they had marvelled
Past perfect continuous
I had been marvelling
you had been marvelling
he/she/it had been marvelling
we had been marvelling
you had been marvelling
they had been marvelling
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will marvel
you will marvel
he/she/it will marvel
we will marvel
you will marvel
they will marvel
Future continuous
I will be marvelling
you will be marvelling
he/she/it will be marvelling
we will be marvelling
you will be marvelling
they will be marvelling
Future perfect
I will have marvelled
you will have marvelled
he/she/it will have marvelled
we will have marvelled
you will have marvelled
they will have marvelled
Future perfect continuous
I will have been marvelling
you will have been marvelling
he/she/it will have been marvelling
we will have been marvelling
you will have been marvelling
they will have been marvelling
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would marvel
you would marvel
he/she/it would marvel
we would marvel
you would marvel
they would marvel
Conditional continuous
I would be marvelling
you would be marvelling
he/she/it would be marvelling
we would be marvelling
you would be marvelling
they would be marvelling
Conditional perfect
I would have marvel
you would have marvel
he/she/it would have marvel
we would have marvel
you would have marvel
they would have marvel
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been marvelling
you would have been marvelling
he/she/it would have been marvelling
we would have been marvelling
you would have been marvelling
they would have been marvelling
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you marvel
we let´s marvel
you marvel
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to marvel
Past participle
marvelled
Present Participle
marvelling
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH MARVEL


approval
əˈpruːvəl
arval
ˈɑːvəl
carvel
ˈkɑːvəl
coeval
kəʊˈiːvəl
disapproval
ˌdɪsəˈpruːvəl
evil
ˈiːvəl
larval
ˈlɑːvəl
Marvell
ˈmɑːvəl
mediaeval
ˌmɛdɪˈiːvəl
medieval
ˌmɛdɪˈiːvəl
orval
ˈɔːvəl
postcaval
pəʊstˈkɑːvəl
primeval
praɪˈmiːvəl
receival
rɪˈsiːvəl
removal
rɪˈmuːvəl
retrieval
rɪˈtriːvəl
rondavel
ˈrɒndɑːvəl
serval
ˈsɜːvəl
upheaval
ʌpˈhiːvəl
varvel
ˈvɑːvəl

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE MARVEL

martyrize
martyrly
martyrologic
martyrological
martyrologies
martyrologist
martyrology
martyry
MARV
marvel-of-Peru
Marvell
marvelled
marvelling
marvellous
marvellously
marvellousness
marvelously
marvelousness
marvels-of-Peru
marver

WORDS THAT END LIKE MARVEL

A level
A-level
air travel
entry-level
gravel
high-level
level
low-level
navel
novel
on a level
on the level
revel
sea level
shovel
swivel
the novel
time travel
top-level
travel

Synonyms and antonyms of marvel in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «MARVEL»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «marvel» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of marvel

Translation of «marvel» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF MARVEL

Find out the translation of marvel to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of marvel from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «marvel» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

大为赞叹
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

asombrarse
570 millions of speakers

English

marvel
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

चमत्कार
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

أعجوبة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

чудо
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

maravilhar-se
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

অদ্ভুত ব্যাপার
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

s´émerveiller
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Mengagumi
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

bewundern
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

驚く
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

놀라다
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Gumun
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

ngạc nhiên
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

அற்புதம்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

आश्चर्य वाटणे
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

mucize
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

meravigliarsi
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

cud
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

чудо
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

Marvel
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

θαύμα
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

verwonder
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

marvel
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

vidunder
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of marvel

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «MARVEL»

The term «marvel» is very widely used and occupies the 7.218 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «MARVEL» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about marvel

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10 QUOTES WITH «MARVEL»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word marvel.
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Joan of Arc
It is true that the king has made a truce with the duke of Burgundy for fifteen days and that the duke is to turn over the city of Paris at the end of fifteen days. Yet you should not marvel if I do not enter that city so quickly.
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Richard H. Baker
For most people, we often marvel at the beauty of a sunrise or the magnificence of a full moon, but it is impossible to fathom the magnitude of the universe that surrounds us.
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Mike Colter
Marvel does a fantastic job about bringing human stories - because you're telling big stories with a heart at the centre of it - and that's what connects all of the characters to our audience members.
4
Alan Cox
I figure lots of predictions is best. People will forget the ones I get wrong and marvel over the rest.
5
Andrew Cuomo
What made Manhattan Manhattan was the underground infrastructure, that engineering marvel.
6
James Anthony Froude
The endurance of the inequalities of life by the poor is the marvel of human society.
7
Victor Garber
And when I go to see plays, I marvel at how people can do that. I've done it all my life, but I still find it mystical.
8
Herman Hesse
The marvel of the Bhagavad-Gita is its truly beautiful revelation of life's wisdom which enables philosophy to blossom into religion.
9
Rush Limbaugh
How can people be so stupid? I marvel at that. See, I think you have to work as being ignorant - and if you're gonna work at being ignorant, why not work at being informed?
10
Ella Maillart
One travels so as to learn once more how to marvel at life in the way a child does. And blessed be the poet, the artist who knows how to keep alive his sense of wonder.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «MARVEL»

Discover the use of marvel in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to marvel and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Marvel Comics: The Untold Story
As the company has weathered Wall Street machinations, Hollywood failures, and the collapse of the comic book market, its characters have been passed along among generations of editors, artists, and writers—also known as the celebrated ...
Sean Howe, 2012
2
How To Draw Comics The Marvel Way
Illustrates hitherto mysterious methods of comic art using as examples such Mighty Marvel heroes as Thor, The Silver Surfer, Spider-Man, and The Hulk
Stan Lee, John Buscema, 1984
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Marvel: five fabulous decades of the world's greatest comics
Presents a history of Marvel comics, profiling the creative artists, the writers, and the superheroes who have made Marvel the largest comic book publisher
Les Daniels, 1991
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The Marvel Comics Guide to New York City
A behind-the-scenes fan's compendium of Marvel Comics points of interest identifies the locations of sites referenced within the Spider-Man, Fantastic Four, and Avengers comics, from Peter Parker's Greenwich Village apartment to the ...
Peter Sanderson, 2007
5
Draw the Marvel Comics super heroes
Draw the Marvel Super Heroes is a working toolbook.
Klutz Press, 1995
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The Marvel Comics Encyclopedia: The Complete Guide to the ...
Heroes including Spider-Man, the Hulk, and the X-Men are featured in works by Marvel's finest artists, while the authoritative text is supplied by top marvel comic book experts.
DK Publishing, Inc, 2006
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DC Versus Marvel Comics
DC Versus Marvel, the four issue blockbuster miniseries is now collected into this trade paperback.
Ron Marz, DC Comics, Peter David, 1996
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Marvel Chronicle: A Year by Year History
Chronicles the history of Marvel Comics through its greatest heroes and villians, including images of classic covers, profiles of over a thousand characters, and information on recent films and collectibles.
Tom Brevoort, Tom DeFalco, Matthew Manning, 2008
9
Comics buyer's guide Marvel comics: checklist & price guide ...
Marvel Comics and collectibles are presented in a handy "checklist" format. Price and inventory your Marvel Comics, posters, action figures and trading cards with this guide.
Don Thompson, Maggie Thompson, 1993
10
Marvel Avengers: The Ultimate Character Guide
A colorful, alphabetical guide to the Avengers universe provides a plethora of facts--including their powers, weaknesses, enemies and origins--about the Marvel characters known as the Avengers, including Wolverine, Iron Man, Thor and ...
Alan Cowsill, 2010

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «MARVEL»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term marvel is used in the context of the following news items.
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Dear Marvel, I was wrong. Ant-Man is great. - Vox
Marvel. This post is part of Vox's ongoing coverage of Marvel and all its properties. Before you dig in, catch up on our reviews and discussions ... «Vox, Jul 15»
2
Marvel's Joe Quesada Says Spider-Man's New Costume Is …
By Joshua YehlDuring an interview with IGN at San Diego Comic-Con, Marvel Chief Creative Officer Joe Quesada revealed that he's seen the ... «IGN, Jul 15»
3
Why Selma's Ava DuVernay Almost Directed Marvel's Black Panther …
Marvel's Black Panther is still looking for a dynamite director to steer the ship, and that person was almost Ava DuVernay. The acclaimed ... «Cinema Blend, Jul 15»
4
6 Reasons Why Matt Fraction's Hawkeye Is One of Marvel's Greatest …
While Fraction might currently be riding the high of his excellent series Sex Criminals at the moment, his time as a writer for Marvel Comics ... «io9, Jul 15»
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DC Could Takedown Marvel With New Lineup | Complex
Is Marvel Studios in a rut? I know, I know this week is an absurd time to pose that question. They've just scored their 10th number one box-office ... «Complex, Jul 15»
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Disney's D23 Expo Schedule Revealed, Featuring Star Wars, Marvel
Disney, Marvel and Lucasfilm are home to some of the planet's best storytellers, immersing audiences fully in the world of each film from ... «ComingSoon.net, Jul 15»
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DEADPOOL Shoots Off In New Adult Coloring Book From Marvel
DEADPOOL Shoots Off In New Adult Coloring Book From Marvel. by Newsarama Staff. Date: 21 July 2015 Time: 10:39 AM ET. Reddit Submit ... «Newsarama, Jul 15»
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'Captain America: Civil War' Will Tease 'Thor: Ragnarok,' Says …
That doesn't mean that Alexander, who'll be appearing in NBC's Blindspot this fall, knows the plot of Ragnarok. "Marvel, I think on purpose, they ... «Hollywood Reporter, Jul 15»
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Marvel's Ant-Man mini-billboard en route to Tilt Cove … - CBC
Ant Man, starring Paul Rudd and Michael Douglas, debuted in theatres last weekend. (Zade Rosenthal/Disney/Marvel/Associated Press) ... «CBC.ca, Jul 15»
10
The National Rugby League Debuts Marvel Uniform Shirts …
Seven rugby teams in Round 21 of the 2015 National Rugby League Telstra Premiership will wear jerseys inspired by Marvel characters such ... «Comicbook.com, Jul 15»

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