Noun: feeling fee-ling
Verb: feel (felt) feel
- The experiencing of affective and emotional states
"she had a feeling of euphoria"; "he had terrible feelings of guilt"; "I disliked him and the feeling was mutual"
- A vague idea in which some confidence is placed
"what are your feelings about the crisis?"; "I had a feeling that she was lying";
- impression, belief, notion, opinion
- The general atmosphere of a place or situation and the effect that it has on people
- spirit, tone, feel, flavor [US], flavour [Brit, Cdn], look, smell
- A physical sensation that you experience
"he had a queasy feeling"; "I had a strange feeling in my leg"; "he lost all feeling in his arm"
- The sensation produced by pressure receptors in the skin
"the surface had a greasy feeling";
- touch, touch sensation, tactual sensation, tactile sensation
- An intuitive understanding of something
"he had a great feeling for music";
- intuitive feeling
- 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"
Derived forms: feelings
See also: feel for
Type of: ambiance, ambience, appear, atmosphere, be, believe, comprehend, conceive, conclude, consider, experience, find, go through, idea, intuition, look, look for, perceive, perception, reason, reason out, regain, search, see, seek, seem, somaesthesia [Brit, Cdn], somatesthesia, somatic sensation, somesthesia [N. Amer], state, think, thought, touch
Encyclopedia: Feeling Feel