An example of feel is when you go to a store and think it seems high end.
An example of feel is when you run your hand over silk and it is smooth and soft.
The water feels warm.
The feel of happiness.
She gave me a quick feel to show that she loves me.
Feel one's way in a new job.
Felt for the light switch in the dark.
An example of feel is when you are aware of someone touching your arm.
An example of feel is when you run your hand over fabric.
An example of feel is when you make your way through your house in the dark by touching various things in the house.
An example of feel is when you are happy.
I feel for him in his troubles.
A surface that is rough to the feel.
Has a feel for decorating.
To feel rain on one's face.
To feel the weight of an argument.
It feels good to be needed.
To feel sad, sick, certain, etc.
The feel of wet sawdust.
A feel for floral arrangement.
Have a feel of this fabric.
- You can feel a heartbeat if you put your fingers on your breast.I felt downright hot and miserable evening at night.
- I felt my way through the darkened room.I felt my way cautiously through the dangerous business maneuver.
- (intransitive) To search by sense of touch.He felt for the light switch in the dark.
- To experience an emotion or other mental state about.I can feel the sadness in his poems.
- I feel that we need to try harder.
- (intransitive, copulative) To experience an emotion or other mental state.He obviously feels strongly about it.She felt even more upset when she heard the details.
- (intransitive) To sympathise; to have the sensibilities moved or affected.I feel for you and your plight.
Feel my wrath!
It looks like wood, but it feels more like plastic.
This is supposed to be a party, but it feels more like a funeral!
I'm getting a feel for what you mean.
I know that feel.
Felt warm and content; feels strongly about the election.
A feel of autumn in the air.
He feels that we should go.
- To have an intuition of.
- To have an inclination or desire for:Felt like going for a walk.
- To sense oneself as being in one's normal state of health or spirits:I just don't feel like myself today.
- To be energetic and playful.
- To act in a self-important manner.
- to have an inclination or desire forI feel like some ice cream.
- to think or believe thatI feel like he's a fool.
- to feel normally healthy, fit, etc.
- to find out the opinions or attitude of by a cautious and indirect approach
- to have decided opinions concerning
- to fondle sexually
- to move or advance cautiously, by or as if by groping
Idioms and Phrasal Verbs
Origin of feel
- Middle English felen from Old English fēlan pāl- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Middle English felen, from Old English fēlan (“to feel, perceive, touch”), from Proto-Germanic *fōlijaną (“to taste, feel”), from Proto-Indo-European *pelem-, *pal- (“to swing, shake”). Cognate with Scots fele (“to feel”), West Frisian fiele (“to sense, feel”), Dutch voelen (“to feel”), Low German fölen (“to feel”), föhlen, German fühlen (“to feel”), Danish føle (“to feel”), and through Indo-European, with Latin palpō (“touch, feel, caress, pat”), Ancient Greek πάλλω (pállō, “swing, shake, shake loose”).
- From Middle English feele, fele, feole, from Old English fela, feala, feolo (“much, many”), from Proto-Germanic *felu (“very, much”), from Proto-Indo-European *pélu- (“many”). Cognate with Scots fele (“much, many, great”), Dutch veel (“much, many”), German viel (“much, many”), Latin plūs (“more”), Ancient Greek πολύς (polýs, “many”). Related to full.