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  Definition of Feel
  1. manual-genital stimulation for sexual pleasure; "the girls hated it when he tried to sneak a feel"
  2. a property perceived by touch
  3. an intuitive awareness; "he has a feel for animals" or "it''s easy when you get the feel of it";
  4. 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"
  5. seem with respect to a given sensation given; "My cold is gone--I feel fine today"; "She felt tired after the long hike"
  6. 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"
  7. 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"
  8. examine by touch; "Feel this soft cloth!"; "The customer fingered the sweater"
  9. pass one''s hands over the sexual organs of; "He felt the girl in the movie theater"
  10. examine (a body part) by palpation; "The nurse palpated the patient''s stomach"; "The runner felt her pulse"
  11. undergo an emotional sensation; "She felt resentful"; "He felt regret"
  12. 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"
  13. 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"
  14. grope or feel in search of something; "He felt for his wallet"
  15. produce a certain impression; "It feels nice to be home again"
  16. find by testing or cautious exploration; "He felt his way around the dark room"
  17. be felt or perceived in a certain way; "The ground feels shaky"; "The sheets feel soft"
Similar Words: tactile property, spirit, tone, feeling, flavor, flavour, look, smell, find, finger, palpate, experience, sense


See Also: feel for, pity, compassionate, condole with, sympathize with


Hyponyms: touch, texture, Hollywood, Zeitgeist, feel like a million, feel like a million dollars, suffocate, recapture, pride, plume, congratulate, smolder, smoulder, harbor, harbour, hold, entertain, nurse, cool off, anger, see red, chafe, suffer, fume, repent, regret, rue, sadden, rejoice, joy, sympathize, sympathise, take pride, pride oneself, burn, die, fly high, glow, beam, radiate, shine, grope for, scrabble, crawl


Grouped Verbs: rule, find, finger, palpate, sense


Entailments: touch


Derivational Morphology: palpate, finger, sense, find, look, appear, seem, spirit, spirit up, inspirit, spiritize, spiritise, feelings, impression, feeling, belief, notion, opinion, fingering, barbel, feeler, antenna, tactile property, touch, touch sensation, tactual sensation, tactile sensation, palpation, tactual exploration, experience, sensation, sentience, sentiency, sensory faculty, sense experience, sense impression, sense datum, detector, sensor, sensing element, sensing, perception, tone, flavor, flavour, smell


Anagrams: fell, flee


Language Translations:
Chinese:   Danish: føle  
Dutch: voelen   Esperanto: senti  
French: ressentir   Greek: νιώθω  
Icelandic: finna   Indonesian: rasa  
Italian: sentire   Japanese: 感じる  
Korean: 느끼다   Latin: sentire  
Latvian: just   Polish: czuć  
Portuguese: sentir   Romanian: (a) simti  
Russian: ощущать   Spanish: sentir  
Swedish: känna   Welsh: feel  
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