Found 2 items, similar to felt.
English → English
v 1: undergo an emotional sensation; “She felt resentful”
2: come to believe on the basis of emotion, intuitions, or
indefinite grounds; “I feel that he doesn't like me”
find him to be obnoxious”
; “I found the movie rather
3: perceive by a physical sensation, e.g., coming from the skin
or muscles; “He felt the wind”
; “She felt an object
brushing her arm”
; “He felt his flesh crawl”
; “She felt
the heat when she got out of the car”
4: seem with respect to a given sensation given; “My cold is
gone--I feel fine today”
; “She felt tired after the long
5: have a feeling or perception about oneself in reaction to
someone's behavior or attitude; “She felt small and
; “You make me feel naked”
; “I made the
students feel different about themselves”
6: undergo passive experience of:“We felt the effects of
; “her fingers felt their way through the string
; “she felt his contempt of her”
7: be felt or perceived in a certain way; “The ground feels
; “The sheets feel soft”
8: grope or feel in search of something; “He felt for his
9: examine by touch; “Feel this soft cloth!”
; “The customer
fingered the sweater”
10: examine (a body part) by palpation; “The nurse palpated the
; “The runner felt her pulse”
11: find by testing or cautious exploration; “He felt his way
around the dark room”
12: produce a certain impression; “It feels nice to be home
13: pass one's hands over the sexual organs of; “He felt the
girl in the movie theater”
n 1: an intuitive awareness; “he has a feel for animals”
easy when you get the feel of it”
2: the general atmosphere of a place or situation and the
effect that it has on people; “the feel of the city
; “a clergyman improved the tone of the
; “it had the smell of treason”
3: a property perceived by touch [syn: tactile property
4: manual-genital stimulation for sexual pleasure; “the girls
hated it when he tried to sneak a feel”
v 1: mat together and make felt-like; “felt the wool”
2: cover with felt; “felt a cap”
3: change texture so as to become matted and felt-like; “The
fabric felted up after several washes”
[syn: felt up
, mat up
, matte up
n : a fabric made of compressed matted animal fibers
English → English
imp. & p. p. or a. from Feel
, n. [AS. felt; akin to D. vilt, G. filz, and
possibly to Gr. ? hair or wool wrought into felt, L. pilus
hair, pileus a felt cap or hat.]
1. A cloth or stuff made of matted fibers of wool, or wool
and fur, fulled or wrought into a compact substance by
rolling and pressure, with lees or size, without spinning
It were a delicate stratagem to shoe
A troop of horse with felt. --Shak.
2. A hat made of felt. --Thynne.
3. A skin or hide; a fell; a pelt. [Obs.]
To know whether sheep are sound or not, see that the
felt be loose. --Mortimer.
, the grain of timber which is transverse to the
annular rings or plates; the direction of the medullary
rays in oak and some other timber. --Knight.
, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Felted
; p. pr. & vb. n.
1. To make into felt, or a feltike substance; to cause to
adhere and mat together. --Sir M. Hale.
2. To cover with, or as with, felt; as, to felt the cylinder
of a steam engine.
(f[=e]l), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Felt
pr. & vb. n. Feeling
.] [AS. f[=e]lan; akin to OS.
gif[=o]lian to perceive, D. voelen to feel, OHG. fuolen, G.
f["u]hlen, Icel. f[=a]lma to grope, and prob. to AS. folm
palm of the hand, L. palma. Cf. Fumble
1. To perceive by the touch; to take cognizance of by means
of the nerves of sensation distributed all over the body,
especially by those of the skin; to have sensation excited
by contact of (a thing) with the body or limbs.
Those rods of scorpions and those whips of steel.
2. To touch; to handle; to examine by touching; as, feel this
piece of silk; hence, to make trial of; to test; often
Come near, . . . that I may feel thee, my son.
He hath this to feel my affection to your honor.
3. To perceive by the mind; to have a sense of; to
experience; to be affected by; to be sensible of, or
sensitive to; as, to feel pleasure; to feel pain.
Teach me to feel another's woe. --Pope.
Whoso keepeth the commandment shall feel no evil
thing. --Eccl. viii.
He best can paint them who shall feel them most.
Mankind have felt their strength and made it felt.
4. To take internal cognizance of; to be conscious of; to
have an inward persuasion of.
For then, and not till then, he felt himself.
5. To perceive; to observe. [Obs.] --Chaucer.
To feel the helm
(Naut.), to obey it.