Definitions for feltfɛlt
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
Ref: pt. and pp. of feel .
a nonwoven fabric of wool, fur, or hair, matted together by heat, moisture, and great pressure.
an article made of this fabric.
any matted fabric or material, as of asbestos fibers or old paper, used for insulation and in construction.
a heavily fulled woven fabric of cotton or wool in which the weave is virtually indiscernible.
(adj.)pertaining to or made of felt.
(v.t.)to make into felt; press together.
to cover with or as if with felt.
(v.i.)to become matted together.
Origin of felt:
bef. 1000; ME, OE
a fabric made of compressed matted animal fibers
mat together and make felt-like
"felt the wool"
cover with felt
"felt a cap"
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"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
the past tense and past participle of "feel"
imp. & p. p. / a. from Feel
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
a hat made of felt
a skin or hide; a fell; a pelt
to make into felt, or a feltike substance; to cause to adhere and mat together
to cover with, or as with, felt; as, to felt the cylinder of a steam emgine
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.
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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'felt' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #298
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'felt' in Written Corpus Frequency: #778
Translations for felt
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
(of) a type of cloth made of wool that has been pressed together not woven
She bought a metre of felt to re-cover the card table (= table for playing cards on); a felt hat.
- لِبْد، ألْبادArabic
- feltroPortuguese (BR)
- plst; plstěnýCzech
- der FilzGerman
- filt; filt-Danish
- नमदा, फैल्ट कपड़ाHindi
- filc, pust; pusten, filcanCroatian
- flókaefni, filtIcelandic
- フェルト (の)Japanese
- fetras, veltinisLithuanian
- sejenis kainMalay
- фетр; сукноRussian
- plsť; plstenýSlovak
- 氈，氈製品Chinese (Trad.)
- повсть; фетрUkrainian
- اون وغیرہ کو دبا کر بنایا گیا کپڑاUrdu
- nỉ; phớtVietnamese
- 毡，毡制品Chinese (Simp.)
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