What does feel mean?
Definitions for feel
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word feel.
an intuitive awareness
"he has a feel for animals" or "it's easy when you get the feel of it";
spirit, tone, feel, feeling, flavor, flavour, look, smellnoun
the general atmosphere of a place or situation and the effect that it has on people
"the feel of the city excited him"; "a clergyman improved the tone of the meeting"; "it had the smell of treason"
tactile property, feelnoun
a property perceived by touch
manual stimulation of the genital area for sexual pleasure
"the girls hated it when he tried to sneak a feel"
undergo an emotional sensation or be in a particular state of mind
"She felt resentful"; "He felt regret"
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"
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"
be conscious of a physical, mental, or emotional state
"My cold is gone--I feel fine today"; "She felt tired after the long hike"; "She felt sad after her loss"
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"
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"
be felt or perceived in a certain way
"The ground feels shaky"; "The sheets feel soft"
grope or feel in search of something
"He felt for his wallet"
examine by touch
"Feel this soft cloth!"; "The customer fingered the sweater"
examine (a body part) by palpation
"The nurse palpated the patient's stomach"; "The runner felt her pulse"
find by testing or cautious exploration
"He felt his way around the dark room"
produce a certain impression
"It feels nice to be home again"
pass one's hands over the sexual organs of
"He felt the girl in the movie theater"
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
The sense of feeling; the touch.
Etymology: from the verb.
The difference of these tumours will be distinguished by the feel: one feels flaccid and rumpled, the other more even, flatulent, and springy. Samuel Sharp, Surgery.
Suffer me that I may feel the pillars. Judg. xxvi. 26.
He hath writ this to feel my affection to your honour. William Shakespeare.
Nor did they not perceive the evil plight
In which they were, or the fierce pains not feel? John Milton.
But why should those be thought to ’scape, who feel
Those rods of scorpions and those whips of steel? Thomas Creech, Juvenal.
The well sung woes shall sooth my pensive ghost;
He best can paint them who can feel them most. Alexander Pope.
Not youthful kings in battle seiz’d alive,
E’er felt such grief, such terrour, and despair. Alexander Pope.
Would I had never trod this English earth,
Or felt the flatteries that grow upon it. William Shakespeare, Hen. VIII.
His overthrow heap’d happiness upon him;
For then, and not ’till then, he felt himself,
And found the blessedness of being little. William Shakespeare, Hen. VIII.
pret. felt; part pass. felt.
Etymology: felan , Saxon.
The sense of feeling can give us a notion of extension, shape, and all other ideas that enter at the eye, except colours. Joseph Addison, Spectator, №. 411.
Man, who feels for all mankind. Alexander Pope.
The difference of these tumours will be distinguished by the feel: one feels flaccid and rumpled; the other more even, flatulent and springy. Samuel Sharp, Surgery.
to perceive by the touch; to take cognizance of by means of the nerves of sensation distributed all over the body, especially by those of the skin; to have sensation excited by contact of (a thing) with the body or limbs
to touch; to handle; to examine by touching; as, feel this piece of silk; hence, to make trial of; to test; often with out
to perceive by the mind; to have a sense of; to experience; to be affected by; to be sensible of, or sensetive to; as, to feel pleasure; to feel pain
to take internal cognizance of; to be conscious of; to have an inward persuasion of
to perceive; to observe
to have perception by the touch, or by contact of anything with the nerves of sensation, especially those upon the surface of the body
to have the sensibilities moved or affected
to be conscious of an inward impression, state of mind, persuasion, physical condition, etc.; to perceive one's self to be; -- followed by an adjective describing the state, etc.; as, to feel assured, grieved, persuaded
to know with feeling; to be conscious; hence, to know certainly or without misgiving
to appear to the touch; to give a perception; to produce an impression by the nerves of sensation; -- followed by an adjective describing the kind of sensation
a sensation communicated by touching; impression made upon one who touches or handles; as, this leather has a greasy feel
Etymology: [AS. flan; akin to OS. giflian to perceive, D. voelen to feel, OHG. fuolen, G. fhlen, Icel. flma to grope, and prob. to AS. folm palm of the hand, L. palma. Cf. Fumble, Palm.]
"Feel" is a song by British singer-songwriter Robbie Williams. It was released on December 2, 2002 as the lead single from his fifth studio album, Escapology. The song became an international hit, reaching the top of the charts in Austria, Germany, Hungary, Italy, the Netherlands, and top five positions in countries such as Denmark, Ireland and the United Kingdom.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
fēl, v.t. to perceive by the touch: to handle or try by touch: to be conscious of: to be keenly sensible of: to have an inward persuasion of.—v.i. to know by the touch: to have the emotions excited: to produce a certain sensation when touched, as to feel hard or hot:—pr.p. feel′ing; pa.t. and pa.p. felt.—n. the sensation of touch.—ns. Feel′er, a remark cautiously dropped, or any indirect stratagem, to sound the opinions of others: (pl.) jointed fibres in the heads of insects, &c., possessed of a delicate sense of touch, termed antennæ; Feel′ing, the sense of touch: perception of objects by touch: consciousness of pleasure or pain: tenderness: emotion: sensibility, susceptibility, sentimentality: opinion as resulting from emotion: (pl.) the affections or passions.—adj. expressive of great sensibility or tenderness: easily affected.—adv. Feel′ingly.—Feel after (B.), to search for. [A.S. félan, to feel; Ger. fühlen; prob. akin to L. palpāre, to quiver.]
To like something "it's something you can't deny, cause feel" -- Relax (Mr. Sleeves)
To empathize, agree, or feel what someone else is feeling. "Not guilty, he who does not feel me is not real to me" -- Jay-Z (H to the Izzo)
Song lyrics by feel -- Explore a large variety of song lyrics performed by feel on the Lyrics.com website.
What does FEEL stand for? -- Explore the various meanings for the FEEL acronym on the Abbreviations.com website.
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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'feel' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #385
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'feel' in Written Corpus Frequency: #289
Rank popularity for the word 'feel' in Verbs Frequency: #32
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The numerical value of feel in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of feel in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
Examples of feel in a Sentence
I don't think it's going to be a long-term strike, but I feel like this is... just a glimpse of what's to come, eventually, I think there will come a point where Black people migrate off the app and find other ways to try to grow their account and diversify where they get their income from.
And we as musicians have to inspire people who go to work every day, and they listen to that Beyonce album and they feel like it takes them to another place.
I feel older, my muscles aren't the same, they hurt a lot worse this morning but this is the grind time for me over the next couple of days, just try to get as much rest as I can and recover the best I can.
I feel like I did try to enjoy it because it could be one of my last championships that I'll attend.
I saw all the tweets about it. But I realized I don't want to subject Rhema White to that right now, i just feel like we're always seeing these things on the news. It can just be too much.
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Translations for feel
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- شعر, تحسسArabic
- duymaq, hiss etməkAzerbaijani
- адчуваць, чуць, пачуць, адчуцьBelarusian
- опипвам, чувствам, усещане, съчувствам, чувство, считам, усещамBulgarian
- বোধ করাBengali
- чоутиOld Church Slavonic, Church Slavonic, Old Bulgarian
- føle, mærkeDanish
- denken, spüren, Eindruck, sich fühlen, anfühlen, fühlen, das Gefühl haben, Gespür, GefühlGerman
- νιώθω, αισθάνομαιGreek
- senti, palpiEsperanto
- talento, creer, caricia, sentirlo, sentir, tacto, sentirse, aspecto, parecer, tocar, idea, compadecerSpanish
- احساس کردن, حس کردنPersian
- tuntea, aavistus, tuntuma, tuntua, kosketus, myötätunto#Derived terms, tunnustellaFinnish
- sensibilité, sentir, palper, penser, se sentir, toucherFrench
- airigh, braithIrish
- महसूस करनाHindi
- santiHaitian Creole
- érez, tapint, együttérez, az az érzése vanHungarian
- զգալ, համարել, շոշափելArmenian
- merasa, berasaIndonesian
- 感じる, 思う, 触れるJapanese
- sentio, sentireLatin
- pajusti, jaustiLithuanian
- taustīt, justiesLatvian
- følelse, berøringNorwegian
- føle, kjenneNorwegian
- czuć, czuć się, mieć uczucie, poczuć, uważaćPolish
- [[pensar]]/[[crer]]/[[achar]] [[que]], sentir, tocar, parecer, apalpar, palpar, [[sentir]]-[[se]], tatoPortuguese
- sentir, santir, santeirRomansh
- нащупывать, почувствовать, щупать, полагать, трогать, ощущать, почуять, ощутить, чувствовать, сочувствовать, чуять, ощупывать, думатьRussian
- sentire, sentiriSardinian
- osjećati, osećati, осјећати, осећати, осетити, osjetiti, osetiti, осјетитиSerbo-Croatian
- දැනෙනවාSinhala, Sinhalese
- känsla, kännaSwedish
- ҳис карданTajik
- duymak, hissetmekTurkish
- сизәргә, хис итәргә, тояргаTatar
- чути, відчути, почувати, відчувати, почутиUkrainian
- محسوس کرناUrdu
- cảm thấyVietnamese
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