Definition and Meanings for feel

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Part of Speech of feel

transitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun, intransitive verb, noun

Etymology of feel

as. f; akin to os. gif to perceive, d. voelen to feel, ohg. fuolen, g. f, icel. f to grope, and prob. to as. folm palm of the hand, l. palma. cf. fumble, palm

Meaning of feel


as transitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun

  • 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.
  • to touch; to handle; to examine by touching; as, feel this piece of silk; hence, to make trial of; to test; often with out.
  • to perceive by the mind; to have a sense of; to experience; to be affected by; to be sensible of, or sensitive to; as, to feel pleasure; to feel pain.
  • to take internal cognizance of; to be conscious of; to have an inward persuasion of.
  • to perceive; to observe.

as intransitive verb

  • to have perception by the touch, or by contact of anything with the nerves of sensation, especially those upon the surface of the body.
  • to have the sensibilities moved or affected.
  • 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.
  • to know with feeling; to be conscious; hence, to know certainly or without misgiving.
  • 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.

as noun

  • feeling; perception.
  • a sensation communicated by touching; impression made upon one who touches or handles; as, this leather has a greasy feel.
  • No antonyms for feel

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