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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 mar·vel·ous /ˈmɑrv(ə)ləs/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Mar·vel·ous a.  [Written also marvellous.]
 1. Exciting wonder or surprise; astonishing; wonderful.
    This is the Lord's doing; it is marvelous in our eyes.   --Ps. cxiii. 23.
 2. Partaking of the character of miracle, or supernatural power; incredible; so improbable as to defy belief.
    The marvelous fable includes whatever is supernatural, and especially the machines of the gods.   --Pope.
 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.
 Usage: -- 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.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: extraordinarily good; used especially as intensifiers; "a
             fantastic trip to the Orient"; "the film was
             fantastic!"; "a howling success"; "a marvelous
             collection of rare books"; "had a rattling
             conversation about politics"; "a tremendous
             achievement" [syn: fantastic, howling(a), marvellous,
              rattling(a), terrific, tremendous, wonderful,
      2: too improbable to admit of belief; "a tall story" [syn: improbable,
          marvellous, tall(a)]
      3: being or having the character of a miracle [syn: marvellous,