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Definitions of feel

  1. undergo an emotional sensation; " She felt resentful"; " He felt regret"
  2. be felt or perceived in a certain way; " The ground feels shaky"; " The sheets feel soft"
  3. manual- genital stimulation for sexual pleasure; " the girls hated it when he tried to sneak a feel"
  4. a property perceived by touch
  5. the general atmosphere of a place or situation and the effect that it has on people; " the feel of the city excited him"; " a clergyman improved the tone of the meeting"; " it had the smell of treason"
  6. 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"
  7. 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"
  8. 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"
  9. examine by touch; " Feel this soft cloth!"; " The customer fingered the sweater"
  10. pass one's hands over the sexual organs of ( slang); " He felt the girl in the movie theater"
  11. 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"
  12. 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"
  13. an intuitive awareness; " he has a feel for animals" or " it's easy when you get the feel of it";
  14. seem with respect to a given sensation given; " My cold is gone-- I feel fine today"; " She felt tired after the long hike"
  15. pass one's hands over the sexual organs of; " He felt the girl in the movie theater"
  16. examine ( a body part) by palpation; " The nurse palpated the patient's stomach"; " The runner felt her pulse"
  17. grope or feel in search of something; " He felt for his wallet"
  18. produce a certain impression; " It feels nice to be home again"
  19. find by testing or cautious exploration; " He felt his way around the dark room"
  20. 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.
  21. To touch; to handle; to examine by touching; as, feel this piece of silk; hence, to make trial of; to test; often with out.
  22. 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.
  23. To take internal cognizance of; to be conscious of; to have an inward persuasion of.
  24. To perceive; to observe.
  25. To have perception by the touch, or by contact of anything with the nerves of sensation, especially those upon the surface of the body.
  26. To have the sensibilities moved or affected.
  27. To know with feeling; to be conscious; hence, to know certainly or without misgiving.
  28. Feeling; perception.
  29. A sensation communicated by touching; impression made upon one who touches or handles; as, this leather has a greasy feel.
  30. 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.
  31. 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.
  32. 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.
  33. To seem to the touch; as, it feels rough; have the passions moved; to grope.
  34. The sense which perceives by touch; touch; sensation.
  35. To perceive by the touch; to handle; to be conscious of; to be keenly sensible of; to have an inward persuasion of.
  36. 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.
  37. To know by touch; have emotions excited; impart a sensation to the touch.
  38. To perceive by touch; be conscious of; be keenly sensible of.
  39. To perceive, as by the touch.
  40. To be conscious of; be moved by.
  41. To have ( a specified) feeling; as, to feel cold.
  42. To give a sensation to the touch; as, to feel rough.
  43. To be full of feeling.
  44. Sensation; perception caused by the touch. To feel out, to sound. To feel after, to search for.
  45. 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.
  46. To know by the touch; to have the emotions excited; to excite a sensation of being; to be conscious of being.
  47. 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.
  48. Sense of feeling; touch.

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
  3. They should see him on several occasions and should be made to feel that they know him. – Psychotherapy by James J. Walsh
  4. Don't you, too, feel something like that? – The Affair at the Semiramis Hotel by A. E. W. (Alfred Edward Woodley) Mason
  5. Do you feel afraid, too? – Esther by Henry Adams
  6. I can feel what that is myself. – Orley Farm by Anthony Trollope
  7. " You know how we feel about it. – Skinner's Dress Suit by Henry Irving Dodge
  8. Why, I do not feel anything. – Quiet Talks on Power by S.D. Gordon
  9. Would you feel that way then? – Ethel Hollister's Second Summer as a Campfire Girl by Irene Elliott Benson
  10. I feel like it. – The Dark Forest by Hugh Walpole
  11. Can't you see how I feel? – Our Pilots in the Air by Captain William B. Perry
  12. " Well, that's how I feel. – Harvest by Mrs. Humphry Ward
  13. " I feel so sorry," she said. – The White Peacock by D. H. (David Herbert) Lawrence
  14. I feel quite sure that he had nothing to do with it. – The Vicar of Bullhampton by Anthony Trollope
  15. I suppose I am very bad, Mr. Murray; but I tell you just how I feel. – Pine Needles by Susan Bogert Warner
  16. He would feel better when it was made. – At Fault by Kate Chopin
  17. I want to see it- to feel it! – Sisters by Ada Cambridge
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