|—vb (foll by for) (often foll by up) , feels, feeling, felt|
|1.||to perceive (something) by touching|
|2.||to have a physical or emotional sensation of (something): to feel heat; to feel anger|
|3.||(tr) to examine (something) by touch|
|4.||(tr) to find (one's way) by testing or cautious exploration|
|5.||(copula) to seem or appear in respect of the sensation given: I feel tired; it feels warm|
|6.||to have an indistinct, esp emotional conviction; sense (esp in the phrase feel in one's bones)|
|7.||to show sympathy or compassion (towards): I feel for you in your sorrow|
|8.||to believe, think, or be of the opinion (that): he feels he must resign|
|9.||slang to pass one's hands over the sexual organs of|
|10.||feel like to have an inclination (for something or doing something): I don't feel like going to the pictures|
|11.||feel oneself, feel quite oneself to be fit and sure of oneself|
|12.||(usually used with a negative or in a question) feel up to to be fit enough for (something or doing something): I don't feel up to going out tonight|
|13.||the act or an instance of feeling, esp by touching|
|14.||the quality of or an impression from something perceived through feeling: the house has a homely feel about it|
|15.||the sense of touch: the fabric is rough to the feel|
|16.||an instinctive aptitude; knack: she's got a feel for this sort of work|
|[Old English fēlan; related to Old High German fuolen, Old Norse fālma to grope, Latin palma|
v. felt (fělt), feel·ing, feels
To perceive through the sense of touch.
To perceive as a physical sensation, as of pain.
To be conscious of a particular physical, mental, or emotional state.