Definition of Feel in English :

Define Feel in English

Feel meaning in English

Meaning of Feel in English

Pronunciation of Feel in English

Feel pronunciation in English

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1. feel

an intuitive awareness

Example Sentences:
'he has a feel for animals'
'it's easy when you get the feel of it'

2. feel, feeling, flavor, flavour, look, smell, spirit, tone

the general atmosphere of a place or situation and the effect that it has on people

Example Sentences:
'the feel of the city excited him'
'a clergyman improved the tone of the meeting'
'it had the smell of treason'

3. feel, tactile property

a property perceived by touch

4. feel

manual stimulation of the genital area for sexual pleasure

Example Sentences:
'the girls hated it when he tried to sneak a feel'


5. experience, feel

undergo an emotional sensation or be in a particular state of mind

Example Sentences:
'She felt resentful'
'He felt regret'

6. feel, find

come to believe on the basis of emotion, intuitions, or indefinite grounds

Example Sentences:
'I feel that he doesn't like me'
'I find him to be obnoxious'
'I found the movie rather entertaining'

7. feel, sense

perceive by a physical sensation, e.g., coming from the skin or muscles

Example Sentences:
'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'

8. feel

be conscious of a physical, mental, or emotional state

Example Sentences:
'My cold is gone--I feel fine today'
'She felt tired after the long hike'
'She felt sad after her loss'

9. feel

have a feeling or perception about oneself in reaction to someone's behavior or attitude

Example Sentences:
'She felt small and insignificant'
'You make me feel naked'
'I made the students feel different about themselves'

10. feel

undergo passive experience of:

Example Sentences:
'We felt the effects of inflation'
'her fingers felt their way through the string quartet'
'she felt his contempt of her'

11. feel

be felt or perceived in a certain way

Example Sentences:
'The ground feels shaky'
'The sheets feel soft'

12. feel

grope or feel in search of something

Example Sentences:
'He felt for his wallet'

13. feel, finger

examine by touch

Example Sentences:
'Feel this soft cloth!'
'The customer fingered the sweater'

14. feel, palpate

examine (a body part) by palpation

Example Sentences:
'The nurse palpated the patient's stomach'
'The runner felt her pulse'

15. feel

find by testing or cautious exploration

Example Sentences:
'He felt his way around the dark room'

16. feel

produce a certain impression

Example Sentences:
'It feels nice to be home again'

17. feel

pass one's hands over the sexual organs of

Example Sentences:
'He felt the girl in the movie theater'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


see synonyms of feel
verbWord forms: feels, feeling or felt (fɛlt )
to perceive (something) by touching
to have a physical or emotional sensation of (something)
to feel heat
to feel anger
3. (transitive)
to examine (something) by touch
4. (transitive)
to find (one's way) by testing or cautious exploration
5. (copula)
to seem or appear in respect of the sensation given
I feel tired
it feels warm
to have an indistinct, esp emotional conviction; sense (esp in the phrase feel in one's bones)
7. (intransitive; foll by for)
to show sympathy or compassion (towards)
I feel for you in your sorrow
to believe, think, or be of the opinion (that)
he feels he must resign
9. (transitive; often foll by up) slang
to pass one's hands over the sexual organs of
10.  feel like
11.  feel oneself
12.  feel up to
the act or an instance of feeling, esp by touching
the quality of or an impression from something perceived through feeling
the house has a homely feel about it
the sense of touch
the fabric is rough to the feel
an instinctive aptitude; knack
she's got a feel for this sort of work

Collins English Dictionary. Copyright © HarperCollins Publishers


see synonyms of feel
verb transitiveWord forms: felt or ˈfeeling
to touch or handle in order to become aware of; examine or test by touching or handling
to perceive or be aware of through physical sensation
to feel rain on the face
to experience (an emotion or condition)
to feel joy, pain, etc.
to be moved by or very sensitive to
to feel death keenly
to be aware of through intellectual perception
to feel the weight of an argument
to think or believe, often for unanalyzed or emotional reasons
he feels that we should go
verb intransitive
to have physical sensation; be sentient
to appear to be to the senses, esp. to the sense of touch
the water feels warm
to have the indicated emotional effect
it feels good to be wanted
to try to find something by touching; grope (for)
to be or be aware of being
to feel sad, sick, certain, etc.
to be moved to sympathy, pity, etc. (for)
the act of feeling; perception by the senses
the sense of touch
the nature of a thing as perceived through touch
the feel of wet sawdust
an emotional sensation or effect
the feel of happiness
instinctive ability or appreciation
a feel for design

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.


see synonyms of feel
v. felt (fĕlt), feel·ing, feels
a. To perceive through the sense of touch: feel the velvety smoothness of a peach.
b. To perceive as a physical sensation: feel a sharp pain; feel the cold.
a. To touch: reached out and felt the wall.
b. To examine by touching: felt the fabric for flaws. See Synonyms at touch.
3. To test or explore with caution: feel one's way in a new job.
a. To undergo the experience of: felt my interest rising; felt great joy.
b. To be aware of; sense: felt the anger of the crowd.
c. To be emotionally affected by: She still feels the loss of her dog.
a. To be persuaded of (something) on the basis of intuition, emotion, or other indefinite grounds: I feel that what the informant says may well be true.
b. To believe; think: She felt his answer to be evasive.
1. To experience the sensation of touch.
a. To produce a particular sensation, especially through the sense of touch: The sheets felt smooth.
b. To produce a particular impression; appear to be; seem: It feels good to be home. See Usage Note at well2.
3. To be conscious of a specified kind or quality of physical, mental, or emotional state: felt warm and content; feels strongly about the election.
4. To seek or explore something by the sense of touch: felt for the light switch in the dark.
5. To have compassion or sympathy: I feel for him in his troubles.
1. Perception by touch or by sensation of the skin: a feel of autumn in the air.
2. The sense of touch: a surface that is rough to the feel.
a. An act or instance of touching or feeling: gave the carpet a feel.
b. Vulgar An act or instance of sexual touching or fondling.
4. An overall impression or effect: "gives such disparate pictures ... a crazily convincing documentary feel" (Stephen King).
5. Intuitive awareness or natural ability: has a feel for decorating.

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