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Verb: feel (felt)  feel
  1. Undergo an emotional sensation or be in a particular state of mind
    "She felt resentful"; "He felt regret";
    - experience
  2. Come to believe on the basis of emotion, intuition, or indefinite grounds
    "I feel that he doesn't like me";
    - find
  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";
    - sense
  4. 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"
  5. 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"
  6. 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"
  7. Be felt or perceived in a certain way
    "The ground feels shaky"; "The sheets feel soft"
  8. Grope or feel in search of something
    "He felt for his wallet"
  9. Examine by touch
    "Feel this soft cloth!";
    - finger
  10. (medicine) examine (a body part) by palpation
    "The runner felt her pulse";
    - palpate
  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 again"
  13. Pass one's hands over the sexual organs of
    "He felt the girl in the movie theatre"
Noun: feel  feel
  1. An intuitive awareness
    "he has a feel for animals"; "it's 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 excited him";
    - spirit, tone, feeling, flavor [US], flavour [Brit, Cdn], look, smell
  3. A property perceived by touch
    - tactile property
  4. Manual stimulation of the genital area for sexual pleasure
    "the girls hated it when he tried to sneak a feel"

Derived forms: felt, feels, 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

Encyclopedia: Feel