Felt meaning

fĕlt
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Made of felt.
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Felt means to have had a feeling.

An example of felt is someone feeling another person touch their arm.

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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.

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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.

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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.
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A cloth or stuff made of matted fibres of wool, or wool and fur, fulled or wrought into a compact substance by rolling and pressure, with lees or size, without spinning or weaving.
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A hat made of felt.
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To make into felt, or a feltlike substance; to cause to adhere and mat together.

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To cover with, or as if with, felt.

To felt the cylinder of a steam engine.

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Simple past tense and past participle of feel.
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That has been experienced or perceived.
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Something made of this fabric.
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Made of, relating to, or resembling felt.
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To cover with felt.
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To press or mat (something) together.
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To become like felt; mat together.
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Any fabric or material with a fuzzy, springy surface like that of felt; esp., a heavy insulating material made of asbestos fibers matted together.
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Anything made of felt.
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To cause (fibers) to mat together.
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To become matted together.
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To make into felt.
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Origin of felt

  • Middle English from Old English pel-5 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • 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.

    From Wiktionary

  • Old English fēled, corresponding to feel +‎ -ed.

    From Wiktionary