Mar"vel*ous (?), a. [OE. merveillous, OF. merveillos, F. Merveilleux. See Marvel, n.]
>[Written also marvellous
Exciting wonder or surprise; astonishing; wonderful.
This is the Lord's doing; it is marvelous in our eyes.
Ps. cxiii. 23.
Partaking of the character of miracle, or supernaural power; incredible.
The marvelous fable includes whatever is supernatural, and especially the machines of the gods.
The marvelous, that which exceeds natural power, or is preternatural; that which is wonderful; -- opposed to the probable.
Syn. -- Wonderful; astonishing; surprising; strange; improbable; incredible. -- Marvelous, Wonderful. We speak of a thing as wonderful when it awakens our surprise and admiration; as marvelous when it is so much out of the ordinary course of things as to seem nearly or quite incredible.
© Webster 1913.