feel: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (fēl), [key]
— v., n. felt, feel•ing,
- to perceive or examine by touch.
- to have a sensation of (something), other than by sight, hearing, taste, or smell: to feel a toothache.
- to find or pursue (one's way) by touching, groping, or cautious moves.
- to be or become conscious of.
- to be emotionally affected by: to feel one's disgrace keenly.
- to experience the effects of: The whole region felt the storm.
- to have a particular sensation or impression of (often used reflexively and usually fol. by an adjunct or complement): to feel oneself slighted.
- to have a general or thorough conviction of; think; believe: I feel he's guilty.
- to have perception by touch or by any nerves of sensation other than those of sight, hearing, taste, and smell.
- to make examination by touch; grope.
- to perceive a state of mind or a condition of body: to feel happy; to feel well.
- to have a sensation of being: to feel warm.
- to make itself perceived or apparent; seem: How does it feel to be rich?
- I know you're disappointed and upset, and I feel for you.
- to feel sympathy for or compassion toward; empathize with:I know you're disappointed and upset, and I feel for you.
- Southeastern Pennsylvania and Maryland.to have a liking or desire for:If you feel for more pie, just help yourself.
- to have a desire for; be favorably disposed to: I don't feel like going out tonight. Do you feel like a movie?
- to be in one's usual frame of mind or state of health: She hasn't been feeling like herself since the accident.
- See(def. 5).
- to attempt to ascertain (the nature of a situation, someone's attitude, etc.) by indirect or subtle means: Why not feel out the other neighbors' opinions before you make a complaint.
- . to fondle or touch (someone) in a sexual manner.
- to feel or be able to; be capable of: He didn't feel up to going to the theater so soon after his recent illness.
- a quality of an object that is perceived by feeling or touching: the soft feel of cotton.
- a sensation of something felt; a vague mental impression or feeling: a feel of winter; a feel of sadness in the air.
- the sense of touch: soft to the feel.
- native ability or acquired sensitivity: to have a feel for what is right.
- an act or instance of touching with the hand or fingers.
- . an act or instance of feeling up.
- . to touch another person's body sexually, often in a quick and surreptitious way.
- feel (Thesaurus)