felt


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Feel \Feel\ (f[=e]l), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Felt (f[e^]lt); p.
   pr. & vb. n. Feeling.] [AS. f[=e]lan; akin to OS.
   gif[=o]lian to perceive, D. voelen to feel, OHG. fuolen, G.
   f["u]hlen, Icel. f[=a]lma to grope, and prob. to AS. folm
   palm of the hand, L. palma. Cf. Fumble, Palm.]
   1. To perceive by the touch; to take cognizance of by means
      of the nerves of sensation distributed all over the body,
      especially by those of the skin; to have sensation excited
      by contact of (a thing) with the body or limbs.
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            Who feel
            Those rods of scorpions and those whips of steel.
                                                  --Creecn.
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   2. To touch; to handle; to examine by touching; as, feel this
      piece of silk; hence, to make trial of; to test; often
      with out.
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            Come near, . . . that I may feel thee, my son.
                                                  --Gen. xxvii.
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            He hath this to feel my affection to your honor.
                                                  --Shak.
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   3. To perceive by the mind; to have a sense of; to
      experience; to be affected by; to be sensible of, or
      sensitive to; as, to feel pleasure; to feel pain.
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            Teach me to feel another's woe.       --Pope.
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            Whoso keepeth the commandment shall feel no evil
            thing.                                --Eccl. viii.
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            He best can paint them who shall feel them most.
                                                  --Pope.
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            Mankind have felt their strength and made it felt.
                                                  --Byron.
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   4. To take internal cognizance of; to be conscious of; to
      have an inward persuasion of.
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            For then, and not till then, he felt himself.
                                                  --Shak.
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   5. To perceive; to observe. [Obs.] --Chaucer.
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   To feel the helm (Naut.), to obey it.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Felt \Felt\,
   imp. & p. p. or a. from Feel.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Felt \Felt\, n. [AS. felt; akin to D. vilt, G. filz, and
   possibly to Gr. ? hair or wool wrought into felt, L. pilus
   hair, pileus a felt cap or hat.]
   1. A cloth or stuff made of matted fibers 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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            It were a delicate stratagem to shoe
            A troop of horse with felt.           --Shak.
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   2. A hat made of felt. --Thynne.
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   3. A skin or hide; a fell; a pelt. [Obs.]
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            To know whether sheep are sound or not, see that the
            felt be loose.                        --Mortimer.
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   Felt grain, the grain of timber which is transverse to the
      annular rings or plates; the direction of the medullary
      rays in oak and some other timber. --Knight.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Felt \Felt\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Felted; p. pr. & vb. n.
   Felting.]
   1. To make into felt, or a feltike substance; to cause to
      adhere and mat together. --Sir M. Hale.
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   2. To cover with, or as with, felt; as, to felt the cylinder
      of a steam engine.
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