felt Meaning, Definition & Usage
noun a fabric made of compressed matted animal fibers
verb mat together and make felt-like
- felt the wool
verb cover with felt
- felt a cap
verb change texture so as to become matted and felt-like
mat up; mat; matte up; matt-up; matte; felt up.
- The fabric felted up after several washes
verb undergo an emotional sensation or be in a particular state of mind
- She felt resentful
- He felt regret
verb 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
verb 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
verb 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
verb 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
verb 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
verb be felt or perceived in a certain way
- The ground feels shaky
- The sheets feel soft
verb grope or feel in search of something
- He felt for his wallet
verb examine by touch
- Feel this soft cloth!
- The customer fingered the sweater
verb examine (a body part) by palpation
- The nurse palpated the patient's stomach
- The runner felt her pulse
verb find by testing or cautious exploration
- He felt his way around the dark room
verb produce a certain impression
- It feels nice to be home again
verb pass one's hands over the sexual organs of
- He felt the girl in the movie theater
imp. & p. p. ∨ a. from Feel.
A cloth or stuff made of matted fibers of wool, or wool and fur, fulled or wrought into a compact substance by rolling and pressure, with lees or size, without spinning or weaving.
It were a delicate stratagem to shoe A troop of horse with felt. Shak.
A hat made of felt.Thynne.
A skin or hide; a fell; a pelt.Obs.
To know whether sheep are sound or not, see that the felt be loose. Mortimer.
Felt transitive verb
To make into felt, or a feltike substance; to cause to adhere and mat together.Sir M. Hale.
To cover with, or as with, felt; as, to. feltthe cylinder of a steam emgine
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