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Princeton's WordNet

  1. felt(verb)

    a fabric made of compressed matted animal fibers

  2. felt(verb)

    mat together and make felt-like

    "felt the wool"

  3. felt(verb)

    cover with felt

    "felt a cap"

  4. felt, felt up, mat up, matt-up, matte up, matte, mat(verb)

    change texture so as to become matted and felt-like

    "The fabric felted up after several washes"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Felt

    of Feel

  2. Felt

    imp. & p. p. / a. from Feel

  3. Felt(noun)

    a cloth or stuff made of matted fibers of wool, or wool and fur, fulled or wrought into a compact substance by rolling and pressure, with lees or size, without spinning or weaving

  4. Felt(noun)

    a hat made of felt

  5. Felt(noun)

    a skin or hide; a fell; a pelt

  6. Felt(verb)

    to make into felt, or a feltike substance; to cause to adhere and mat together

  7. Felt(verb)

    to cover with, or as with, felt; as, to felt the cylinder of a steam emgine

  8. Origin: [AS. felt; akin to D. vilt, G. filz, and possibly to Gr. hair or wool wrought into felt, L. pilus hair, pileus a felt cap or hat.]


  1. Felt

    Felt is a non-woven cloth that is produced by matting, condensing and pressing woollen fibres. While some types of felt are very soft, some are tough enough to form construction materials. Felt can be of any colour, and made into any shape or size. Many cultures have legends as to the origins of feltmaking. Sumerian legend claims that the secret of feltmaking was discovered by Urnamman of Lagash. The story of Saint Clement and Saint Christopher relates that while fleeing from persecution, the men packed their sandals with wool to prevent blisters. At the end of their journey, the movement and sweat had turned the wool into felt socks. Feltmaking is still practised by nomadic peoples in Central Asia, where rugs, tents and clothing are regularly made. Some of these are traditional items, such as the classic yurt, while others are designed for the tourist market, such as decorated slippers. In the Western world, felt is widely used as a medium for expression in textile art as well as design, where it has significance as an ecological textile.

Editors Contribution

  1. felt

    A type of product and textile created and designed in various colors, materials, shapes, sizes and styles and used for a variety of purposes.

    Felt is used in arts and crafts, toys, rugs, tents, footwear and clothing.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'FELT' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #298

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'FELT' in Written Corpus Frequency: #778

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