feel [fēl]
felt, feeling [ME felen < OE felan, akin to Ger fühlen & L palpare, to stroke < ? IE base * pel-, to fly, flutter, cause to tremble > OE fīfealde, Ger falter, butterfly]
1. to touch or handle in order to become aware of; examine or test by touching or handling
2. to perceive or be aware of through physical sensation [to feel rain on the face]
a) to experience (an emotion or condition) [to feel joy, pain, etc.]
b) to be moved by or very sensitive to [to feel death keenly]
4. to be aware of through intellectual perception [to feel the weight of an argument]
5. to think or believe, often for unanalyzed or emotional reasons [he feels that we should go]
1. to have physical sensation; be sentient
2. to appear to be to the senses, esp. to the sense of touch [the water feels warm]
3. to have the indicated emotional effect [it feels good to be wanted]
4. to try to find something by touching; grope (for)
5. to be or be aware of being [to feel sad, sick, certain, etc.]
6. to be moved to sympathy, pity, etc. (for)
1. the act of feeling; perception by the senses
2. the sense of touch
3. the nature of a thing as perceived through touch [the feel of wet sawdust]
4. an emotional sensation or effect [the feel of happiness]
5. instinctive ability or appreciation [a feel for design]
☆ feel like
Informal to have an inclination or desire for [I feel like some ice cream]
feel like oneself or feel oneself
to feel normally healthy, fit, etc.
feel one's way
to move or advance cautiously, by or as if by groping
☆ feel out
to find out the opinions or attitude of by a cautious and indirect approach
feel strongly about
to have decided opinions concerning
feel up
Slang to fondle sexually: a mildly vulgar usage
feel up to
Informal to feel capable of

English World dictionary. . 2014.

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  • feel — /feel/, v., felt, feeling, n. v.t. 1. to perceive or examine by touch. 2. to have a sensation of (something), other than by sight, hearing, taste, or smell: to feel a toothache. 3. to find or pursue (one s way) by touching, groping, or cautious… …   Universalium

  • feel — Ⅰ. feel UK US /fiːl/ verb [I or T] ► to experience something physical or emotional: »Steve s not feeling well so he s not in the office today. »We want our employees to feel good about coming to work. »In some companies, workers feel pressure to… …   Financial and business terms

  • Feel — (f[=e]l), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Felt} (f[e^]lt); p. pr. & vb. n. {Feeling}.] [AS. f[=e]lan; akin to OS. gif[=o]lian to perceive, D. voelen to feel, OHG. fuolen, G. f[ u]hlen, Icel. f[=a]lma to grope, and prob. to AS. folm palm of the hand, L.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Feel — may refer to:In music * Feel , a 2006 single by Kumi Koda * Feel , a 2002 single by Robbie Williams * Feel , the final track from Stereophonics 2004 album, Language. Sex. Violence. Other? * Feel , a 2006 single by Chicago * Feel , a 1992 b side… …   Wikipedia

  • Feel — Feel, v. i. 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. [1913 Webster] 2. To have the sensibilities moved or affected. [1913 Webster] [She] feels with… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Feel Up — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda «Feel Up» Sencillo de Grace Jones del álbum Nightclubbing Lado B « Walking in the Rain » Publicación 1981 …   Wikipedia Español

  • feel — feel; feel·er; feel·ing·ful; feel·ing·less; feel·ing·ly; feel·ing·less·ly; feel·ing·ness; un·feel·ing·ly; un·feel·ing·ness; …   English syllables

  • feel up to — (with neg) to feel fit enough to • • • Main Entry: ↑feel * * * ˌfeel ˈup to [transitive] [present tense I/you/we/they feel up to he/she/it …   Useful english dictionary

  • feel — verb. 1. Feel is followed by an adjective to denote the nature of a feeling, whether physical or emotional: I m feeling cold / They began to feel afraid. For to feel bad, see bad 1. 2. Occasional, but misguided, opposition has been expressed to… …   Modern English usage

  • Feel — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda El término Feel puede referirse a: El single de 2006 de la cantante japonesa Kumi Koda: véase Feel (canción de Kumi Koda) El single de 2002 del cantante británico Robbie Williams: véase Feel (canción de Robbie… …   Wikipedia Español

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