A pumpkin made from felt.
- 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 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 OE, 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.
(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
Old English fēled, corresponding to feel + -ed.