Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun One that evokes surprise, admiration, or wonder. synonym: wonder.
  • noun Archaic Strong surprise; astonishment.
  • intransitive verb To become filled with wonder or astonishment.
  • intransitive verb To feel amazement or bewilderment at or about.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun That which causes wonder; an astonishing thing; a wonder; a prodigy.
  • noun Admiration; astonishment; wonder.
  • Wonderful; marvelous.
  • To wonder at; be struck with surprise at; be perplexed with curiosity about: with a clause for object.
  • To be filled with admiration, astonishment, or amazement; wonder.
  • To appear wonderful; seem or be a wonder.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun That which causes wonder; a prodigy; a miracle.
  • noun rare Wonder.
  • intransitive verb To be struck with surprise, astonishment, or wonder; to wonder.
  • transitive verb obsolete To marvel at.
  • transitive verb obsolete To cause to marvel, or be surprised; -- used impersonally.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun That which causes wonder; a prodigy; a miracle.
  • noun Surprise, astonishment.
  • verb intransitive To become filled with wonderment or admiration; to be amazed at something.
  • verb obsolete, transitive To marvel at.
  • verb obsolete, transitive To cause to marvel or be surprised.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • verb be amazed at
  • verb express astonishment or surprise about something
  • noun something that causes feelings of wonder

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Middle English 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 Indo-European roots.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

First attested from 1300, from Middle English marvail, from Old French merveille ("a wonder"), from Vulgar Latin *miribilia, from Latin mirabilia ("wonderful things"), from neuter plural of mirabilis ("strange, wonderful"), from miror ("I wonder at"), from mirus ("wonderful").

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