|1.||[ verb ] undergo an emotional sensation|
"She felt resentful" "He felt regret"
|Related terms:||harbor suffer repent rejoice recapture feel_pride burn pride sympathize fume glow fly_high die glow anger smolder seethe chafe sadden cool_off take_pride feel_for experience experience|
|2.||[ 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"
|Related terms:||reason conclude rule|
|3.||[ 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"
|Related terms:||perceive sense detector tactile_property sensing|
|4.||[ verb ] seem with respect to the sensation given; of physical states, indicating as health, etc.|
: "My cold is gone--I feel fine today" "She felt tired after the long hike"
|Related terms:||be feel_like_a_million suffocate|
|5.||[ 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"
|Related terms:||think feelings|
|6.||[ 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"
|Related terms:||experience spirit|
|7.||[ verb ] be felt or perceived in a certain way|
"The ground feels shaky" "The sheets feel soft"
|Related terms:||look crawl|
|8.||[ verb ] grope or feel in search of something|
"He felt for his wallet"
|Related terms:||search grope_for palpate tactile_property touch|
|9.||[ noun ] (psychology) an intuitive awareness|
"he has a feel for animals" or "it's easy when you get the feel of it"
|Related terms:||awareness find|
|10.||[ verb ] examine by touch|
"Feel this soft cloth!" "The customer fingered the sweater"
|Related terms:||finger antenna touch tactile_property touch|
|11.||[ verb ] (medicine) examine by palpation for medical purposes; as of body parts|
"The nurse palpated the patient's stomach" "The runner felt her pulse"
|Related terms:||touch medicine|
|12.||[ verb ] find by testing or cautious exploration|
"He felt his way around the dark room"
|Related terms:||find barbel|
|13.||[ noun ] the general atmosphere of a place or situation and the effect that it has on people|
|Synonyms:||spirit feeling tone flavor smell flavour look|
"the feel of the city excited him" "a clergyman improved the tone of the meeting" "it had the smell of treason"
|Related terms:||atmosphere hollywood zeitgeist look spiritize spirit|
|14.||[ noun ] a property perceived by touch|
|Related terms:||property texture touch palpate|
|15.||[ verb ] pass one's hands over the sexual organs of (slang)|
"He felt the girl in the movie theater"
|Related terms:||touch cant|
|16.||[ verb ] produce a certain impression|
"It feels nice to be home again"
|Related terms:||look spirit|
|17.||[ noun ] (sexuality) manual-genital stimulation for sexual pleasure|
"the girls hated it when he tried to sneak a feel"