KJV Dictionary Definition: marvel


M`ARVEL, n. L. mirabilis, wonderful, from miror; demiror, mora, delay, and perhaps morior; Eng. demur, &c.

1. A wonder; that which arrests the attention and causes a person to stand or gaze, or to pause. This word is nearly obsolete, or at least little used in elegant writings.

2. Wonder; admiration.

Marvel of Peru, a plant of the genus Mirabilis.

M`ARVEL, v.i. To wonder. It expresses less than astonish or amaze. Nearly obsolete.


M`ARVELING, ppr. Wondering.



1. Wonderful; strange; exciting wonder or some degree of surprise.

This is the Lord's doing; it is marvelous in our eyes. Ps.118.

2. Surpassing credit; incredible.

3. The marvelous, in writings, is that which exceeds natural power, or is preternatural; opposed to probable.

4. Formerly used adverbially for wonderfully, exceedingly.


M`ARVELOUSLY, adv. Wonderfully; strangely; in a manner to excite wonder or surprise.


M`ARVELOUSNESS, n. Wonderfulness; strangeness.