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Definitions of feel

  1. To know by the touch; to have the emotions excited; to excite a sensation of being; to be conscious of being. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  2. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. To touch; to handle; to examine by touching; as, feel this piece of silk; hence, to make trial of; to test; often with out. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. To perceive by the mind; to have a sense of; to experience; to be affected by; to be sensible of, or sensetive to; as, to feel pleasure; to feel pain. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. To take internal cognizance of; to be conscious of; to have an inward persuasion of. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. To perceive; to observe. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. To perceive by the touch; be conscious of; understand; be influenced or moved by; as, he felt the necessity of it; experience, as pleasure or pain; examine by touching or handling. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  8. To perceive by the touch; to handle; to be conscious of; to be keenly sensible of; to have an inward persuasion of. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  9. To perceive by touch; be conscious of; be keenly sensible of. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  10. To perceive, as by the touch. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  11. To be conscious of; be moved by. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  12. To have perception by the touch, or by contact of anything with the nerves of sensation, especially those upon the surface of the body. Webster Dictionary DB
  13. To have the sensibilities moved or affected. Webster Dictionary DB
  14. To know with feeling; to be conscious; hence, to know certainly or without misgiving. Webster Dictionary DB
  15. To be conscious of an inward impression, state of mind, persuasion, physical condition, etc.; to perceive one's self to be; - followed by an adjective describing the state, etc.; as, to feel assured, grieved, persuaded. Webster Dictionary DB
  16. To appear to the touch; to give a perception; to produce an impression by the nerves of sensation; - followed by an adjective describing the kind of sensation. Webster Dictionary DB
  17. To seem to the touch; as, it feels rough; have the passions moved; to grope. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  18. To know by the touch; to have the emotions excited; to produce a certain sensation when touched, as to feel hard or hot; -pr.p. feeling; pa.t. and pa.p. felt. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  19. To know by touch; have emotions excited; impart a sensation to the touch. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  20. be felt or perceived in a certain way; "The ground feels shaky"; "The sheets feel soft" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  21. seem with respect to the sensation given; of physical states, indicating as health, etc.; "My cold is gone--I feel fine today"; "She felt tired after the long hike" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  22. have a feeling or perception about oneself in reaction to someone's behavior or attitude; "She felt small and insignificant"; "You make me feel naked"; "I made the students feel different about themselves" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  23. come to believe on the basis of emotion, intuitions, or indefinite grounds; "I feel that he doesn't like me"; "I find him to be obnoxious"; "I found the movie rather entertaining" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  24. pass one's hands over the sexual organs of (slang); "He felt the girl in the movie theater" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  25. undergo passive experience of:"We felt the effects of inflation"; "her fingers felt their way through the string quartet"; "she felt his contempt of her" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  26. 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  27. To have (a specified) feeling; as, to feel cold. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  28. To give a sensation to the touch; as, to feel rough. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  29. To be full of feeling. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  30. To perceive by the touch; to have a sense of or be conscious of; to sufferer experience; to know or to have a real and just view of; to test. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  31. To perceive or search after by the touch; to experience; to try; to suffer or enjoy; to be affected by; to have the sensibility excited; to have the passions moved. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  32. manual-genital stimulation for sexual pleasure; "the girls hated it when he tried to sneak a feel" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  33. an intuitive awareness; "he has a feel for animals" or "it's easy when you get the feel of it"; Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  34. seem with respect to a given sensation given; "My cold is gone--I feel fine today"; "She felt tired after the long hike" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  35. pass one's hands over the sexual organs of; "He felt the girl in the movie theater" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  36. grope or feel in search of something; "He felt for his wallet" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  37. produce a certain impression; "It feels nice to be home again" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  38. find by testing or cautious exploration; "He felt his way around the dark room" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  39. Feeling; perception. Webster Dictionary DB
  40. A sensation communicated by touching; impression made upon one who touches or handles; as, this leather has a greasy feel. Webster Dictionary DB
  41. The sense which perceives by touch; touch; sensation. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  42. Sensation; perception caused by the touch. To feel out, to sound. To feel after, to search for. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  43. Sense of feeling; touch. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for feel

  1. I don't feel as if I ever wanted to see her again. – Poor, Dear Margaret Kirby and Other Stories by Kathleen Norris
  2. I don't feel like talkin'. – The Depot Master by Joseph C. Lincoln
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