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MARVEL (marvelled, marvelling)

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does marvel mean? 

MARVEL (noun)
  The noun MARVEL has 1 sense:

1. something that causes feelings of wonder

  Familiarity information: MARVEL used as a noun is very rare.


MARVEL (verb)
  The verb MARVEL has 2 senses:

1. be amazed at
2. express astonishment or surprise about something

  Familiarity information: MARVEL used as a verb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


MARVEL (noun)


Sense 1marvel [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Something that causes feelings of wonder

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural events

Synonyms:

marvel; wonder

Context example:

the wonders of modern science

Hypernyms ("marvel" is a kind of...):

happening; natural event; occurrence; occurrent (an event that happens)


MARVEL (verb)


Sense 1marvel [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Be amazed at

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

marvel; wonder

Context example:

We marvelled at the child's linguistic abilities

Hypernyms (to "marvel" is one way to...):

react; respond (show a response or a reaction to something)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something

Sentence example:

Sam and Sue marvel over the results of the experiment


Sense 2marvel [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Express astonishment or surprise about something

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Hypernyms (to "marvel" is one way to...):

express; give tongue to; utter; verbalise; verbalize (articulate; either verbally or with a cry, shout, or noise)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s PP
Somebody ----s that CLAUSE

Sentence example:

Sam and Sue marvel over the results of the experiment


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