Definition of Feel

1. Noun. An intuitive awareness. "It's easy when you get the feel of it"

2. Verb. Undergo an emotional sensation or be in a particular state of mind. "John will feel angry"; "He felt regret"

3. Noun. The general atmosphere of a place or situation and the effect that it has on people. "It had the smell of treason"
Exact synonyms: Feeling, Flavor, Flavour, Look, Smell, Spirit, Tone
Generic synonyms: Ambiance, Ambience, Atmosphere
Specialized synonyms: Hollywood, Zeitgeist
Derivative terms: Look, Spirit, Spiritize

4. Verb. Come to believe on the basis of emotion, intuitions, or indefinite grounds. "They feel that there was a traffic accident "; "I found the movie rather entertaining"
Exact synonyms: Find
Generic synonyms: Conclude, Reason, Reason Out
Related verbs: Find, Rule
Derivative terms: Feeling

5. Noun. A property perceived by touch.
Exact synonyms: Tactile Property
Generic synonyms: Property
Specialized synonyms: Touch, Texture

6. Verb. Perceive by a physical sensation, e.g., coming from the skin or muscles. "She felt the heat when she got out of the car"
Exact synonyms: Sense
Generic synonyms: Comprehend, Perceive
Derivative terms: Feeling, Sensation, Sensation, Sense, Sensible, Sensible, Sensing, Sensitive, Sensitive, Sensor

7. Noun. Manual stimulation of the genital area for sexual pleasure. "The girls hated it when he tried to sneak a feel"
Generic synonyms: Arousal, Foreplay, Stimulation

8. Verb. Be conscious of a physical, mental, or emotional state. "She felt sad after her loss"
Specialized synonyms: Feel Like A Million, Feel Like A Million Dollars, Suffocate
Generic synonyms: Be

9. Verb. Have a feeling or perception about oneself in reaction to someone's behavior or attitude. "I made the students feel different about themselves"
Generic synonyms: Believe, Conceive, Consider, Think
Derivative terms: Feelings

10. Verb. Undergo passive experience of:. "She felt his contempt of her"
Generic synonyms: Experience, Go Through, See
Derivative terms: Feeling

11. Verb. Be felt or perceived in a certain way. "The cool air does feel good"; "The sheets feel soft"
Related verbs: Sense
Generic synonyms: Appear, Look, Seem
Specialized synonyms: Crawl

12. Verb. Grope or feel in search of something. "The men feel the area for animals "; "He felt for his wallet"
Related verbs: Finger, Palpate
Specialized synonyms: Grope For, Scrabble
Generic synonyms: Look For, Search, Seek
Entails: Touch

13. Verb. Examine by touch. "The customer fingered the sweater"
Exact synonyms: Finger
Entails: Touch
Derivative terms: Feeler, Feeler, Feeling, Finger, Fingering

14. Verb. Examine (a body part) by palpation. "The runner felt her pulse"
Exact synonyms: Palpate
Category relationships: Medicine, Practice Of Medicine
Generic synonyms: Touch
Derivative terms: Palpation, Palpatory

15. Verb. Find by testing or cautious exploration. "He felt his way around the dark room"
Generic synonyms: Find, Regain
Derivative terms: Feeler, Feeler

16. Verb. Produce a certain impression. "It feels nice to be home again"
Generic synonyms: Appear, Look, Seem

17. Verb. Pass one's hands over the sexual organs of. "He felt the girl in the movie theater"
Language type: Argot, Cant, Jargon, Lingo, Patois, Slang, Vernacular
Generic synonyms: Touch

Definition of Feel

1. v. t. 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.

2. v. i. To have perception by the touch, or by contact of anything with the nerves of sensation, especially those upon the surface of the body.

3. n. Feeling; perception.

Definition of Feel

1. Verb. (transitive copulative) To become aware of through the skin; to use the sense of touch. ¹

2. Verb. (transitive) To experience an emotion or other mental state about. ¹

3. Verb. (transitive) To find one's way (literally or figuratively) by touching or using cautious movements. ¹

4. Verb. (transitive) To be or become aware of. ¹

5. Verb. (transitive) To experience the consequences of. ¹

6. Verb. (transitive) To think, believe, or have an impression concerning. ¹

7. Verb. (intransitive) To receive information by touch or by any neurons other than those responsible for sight, smell, taste, or hearing. ¹

8. Verb. (intransitive) To search by sense of touch. ¹

9. Verb. (intransitive copulative) To experience an emotion or other mental state. ¹

10. Verb. (context: copulative) To seem (through touch or otherwise). ¹

11. Verb. (intransitive) To sympathise. ¹

12. Verb. (transitive US slang) To understand. ¹

13. Noun. A quality of an object experienced by touch. ¹

14. Noun. A vague mental impression. ¹

15. Noun. An act of fondling. ¹

16. Noun. A vague understanding ¹

17. Noun. An intuitive ability ¹

18. Pronoun. (alternative form of fele) ¹

19. Adjective. (alternative form of fele) ¹

20. Adverb. (alternative form of fele) ¹

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Definition of Feel

1. to perceive through the sense of touch [v FELT, FEELING, FEELS]

Medical Definition of Feel

1. 1. To have perception by the touch, or by contact of anything with the nerves of sensation, especially those upon the surface of the body. 2. To have the sensibilities moved or affected. "[She] feels with the dignity of a Roman matron". (Burke) "And mine as man, who feel for all mankind." (Pope) 3. 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. "I then did feel full sick." (Shak) 4. To know with feeling; to be conscious; hence, to know certainly or without misgiving. "Garlands . . . Which I feel I am not worthy yet to wear." (Shak) 5. 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. "Blind men say black feels rough, and white feels smooth." (Dryden) To feel after, to search for; to seek to find; to seek as a person groping in the dark. "If haply they might feel after him, and find him." - To feel of, to examine by touching. 1. 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. "Who feel Those rods of scorpions and those whips of steel." (Creecn) 2. To touch; to handle; to examine by touching; as, feel this piece of silk; hence, to make trial of; to test; often with out. "Come near, . . . That I may feel thee, my son." (Gen. Xxvii. 21) "He hath this to feel my affection to your honor." (Shak) 3. 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. "Teach me to feel another's woe." (Pope) "Whoso keepeth the commandment shall feel no evil thing." (Eccl. Viii. 5) "He best can paint them who shall feel them most." (Pope) "Mankind have felt their strength and made it felt." (Byron) 4. To take internal cognizance of; to be conscious of; to have an inward persuasion of. "For then, and not till then, he felt himself." (Shak) 5. To perceive; to observe. To feel the helm, to obey it. Origin: AS. Flan; akin to OS. Giflian to perceive, D. Voelen to feel, OHG. Fuolen, G. Fuhlen, Icel. Falma to grope, and prob. To AS. Folm paim of the hand, L. Palma. Cf. Fumble, Palm. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Feel

feeds out of
feel (current term)
feel-good factor
feel around
feel down
feel eight feet tall
feel for
feel free
feel in one's bones
feel like
feel like a million
feel like a million dollars
feel nine feet tall
feel one's oats

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