Verb: feel (felt) feel
Noun: feel feel
- Undergo an emotional sensation or be in a particular state of mind
"She felt resentful"; "He felt regret";
- Come to believe on the basis of emotion, intuition, or indefinite grounds
"I feel that he doesn't like me";
- 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";
- Be conscious of a physical, mental, or emotional state
"My cold is gone--I feel fine today"; "She felt tired after the long hike"; "She felt sad after her loss"
- Have a feeling or perception about oneself in reaction to someone's behaviour or attitude
"She felt small and insignificant"; "You make me feel naked"; "I made the students feel different about themselves"
- 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"
- Be felt or perceived in a certain way
"The ground feels shaky"; "The sheets feel soft"
- Grope or feel in search of something
"He felt for his wallet"
- Examine by touch
"Feel this soft cloth!";
- (medicine) examine (a body part) by palpation
"The runner felt her pulse";
- Find by testing or cautious exploration
"He felt his way around the dark room"
- Produce a certain impression
"It feels nice to be home again"
- Pass one's hands over the sexual organs of
"He felt the girl in the movie theatre"
- An intuitive awareness
"he has a feel for animals" or "it's easy when you get the feel of it"
- The general atmosphere of a place or situation and the effect that it has on people
"the feel of the city excited him";
- spirit, tone, feeling, flavor [US], flavour [Brit, Cdn], look, smell
- A property perceived by touch
- tactile property
- Manual stimulation of the genital area for sexual pleasure
"the girls hated it when he tried to sneak a feel"
Derived forms: feels, felt, feeling
See also: feel for
Type of: ambiance, ambience, appear, arousal, atmosphere, awareness, be, believe, cognisance [Brit], cognizance, comprehend, conceive, conclude, consciousness, consider, experience, find, foreplay, go through, knowingness, look, look for, perceive, property, reason, reason out, regain, search, see, seek, seem, stimulation, think, touch