Skip to definition.
Get the FREE one-click dictionary software for Windows or the iPhone/iPad and Android apps

Noun: felt  felt
  1. A fabric made of compressed matted animal fibers
Verb: felt  felt
  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";
    - felt up, mat up, matt-up, matte up, matte, mat
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"

Derived forms: felts, felted, felting

See also: feel for

Type of: appear, be, believe, change, cloth, comprehend, conceive, conclude, consider, cover, entangle, experience, fabric, find, go through, look, look for, mat, material, perceive, reason, reason out, regain, search, see, seek, seem, snarl, tangle, textile, think, touch

Encyclopedia: Felt, OK