1. [ verb ] undergo an emotional sensation
Synonyms: experience

"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
Synonyms: find

: "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
Synonyms: sense

"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
Synonyms: finger

"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
Synonyms: palpate

"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
Synonyms: tactile_property
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
Synonyms: feeling

"the girls hated it when he tried to sneak a feel"

Related terms: foreplay
Similar spelling:   Feely