- The definition of felt is a fabric made of animal fibers that have been twisted and pressed together.
An example of felt is flat pieces of dyed wool that are used in children's crafting projects.
- Felt is defined as to twist and compress animal fibers together to create a matted fabric.
An example of felt is putting a wool knit purse in the washing machine with hot water for a long time causing the fabric to mat up into a springy pad.
- Felt means to have had a feeling.
An example of felt is someone feeling another person touch their arm.
A pumpkin made from felt.
- a fabric of wool, often mixed with fur or hair or with cotton, rayon, etc., the fibers being worked together by pressure, heat, chemical action, etc. instead of by weaving or knitting
- any fabric or material with a fuzzy, springy surface like that of felt; esp., a heavy insulating material made of asbestos fibers matted together
- anything made of felt
Origin of feltMiddle English ; from Old English akin to German filz, Dutch filt (basic sense, “cloth made by pounding or beating”) ; from Indo-European base an unverified form pel-, to beat, strike from source Classical Latin pellere, to beat, drive
- to make into felt
- to cover with felt
- to cause (fibers) to mat together
- a. A fabric of matted, compressed animal fibers, such as wool or fur, sometimes mixed with vegetable or synthetic fibers.b. A material resembling this fabric.
- Something made of this fabric.
verbfelt·ed, felt·ing, felts
- To make into felt.
- To cover with felt.
- To press or mat (something) together.
Origin of feltMiddle English, from Old English; see pel-5 in Indo-European roots.
- felt grain: the grain of timber which is transverse to the annular rings or plates; the direction of the medullary rays in oak and some other timber. — Knight
- felt-tip pen
- coated felt sheet
- saturated felt
(third-person singular simple present felts, present participle felting, simple past and past participle felted)
- To make into felt, or a feltlike substance; to cause to adhere and mat together.
- To cover with, or as if with, felt.
- to felt the cylinder of a steam engine
Old English felt, from Proto-Germanic *feltaz (compare Dutch vilt, German Filz, Danish filt), from Proto-Indo-European *pilto, *pilso 'felt' (compare Latin pilleus (“felt”) (adj.), Old Church Slavonic рлъсть (plŭstĭ), Albanian plis, Ancient Greek πῖλος (pilos)), from *pel- 'to beat'. More at anvil.
- Simple past tense and past participle of feel.
(comparative more felt, superlative most felt)
- That has been experienced or perceived.
Variant of feel
transitive verbfelt, feeling
- to touch or handle in order to become aware of; examine or test by touching or handling
- to perceive or be aware of through physical sensation: to feel rain on the face
- to experience (an emotion or condition): to feel joy, pain, etc.
- to be moved by or very sensitive to: to feel death keenly
- to be aware of through intellectual perception: to feel the weight of an argument
- to think or believe, often for unanalyzed or emotional reasons: he feels that we should go
Origin of feelMiddle English felen ; from Old English felan, akin to German fühlen and amp; Classical Latin palpare, to stroke ; from uncertain or unknown; perhaps Indo-European base an unverified form pel-, to fly, flutter, cause to tremble from source Old English fīfealde, German falter, butterfly
- to have physical sensation; be sentient
- to appear to be to the senses, esp. to the sense of touch: the water feels warm
- to have the indicated emotional effect: it feels good to be wanted
- to try to find something by touching; grope (for)
- to be or be aware of being: to feel sad, sick, certain, etc.
- to be moved to sympathy, pity, etc. (for)
- the act of feeling; perception by the senses
- the sense of touch
- the nature of a thing as perceived through touch: the feel of wet sawdust
- an emotional sensation or effect: the feel of happiness
- instinctive ability or appreciation: a feel for design
feel (like) oneself
feel one's way
feel strongly about
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