What is the meaning of feel?


  • An intuitive awareness.
    • usage: "he has a feel for animals" or "it's easy when you get the feel of it";
  • The general atmosphere of a place or situation and the effect that it has on people.
    • usage: "the feel of the city excited him"; "a clergyman improved the tone of the meeting"; "it had the smell of treason"
  • A property perceived by touch.
  • Manual stimulation of the genital area for sexual pleasure.
    • usage: "the girls hated it when he tried to sneak a feel"


  • Undergo an emotional sensation or be in a particular state of mind.
    • usage: "She felt resentful"; "He felt regret"
  • Come to believe on the basis of emotion, intuitions, or indefinite grounds.
    • usage: "I feel that he doesn't like me"; "I find him to be obnoxious"; "I found the movie rather entertaining"
  • Perceive by a physical sensation, e. G., coming from the skin or muscles.
    • usage: "He felt the wind"; "She felt an object brushing her arm"; "He felt his flesh crawl"; "She felt the heat when she got out of the car"
  • Be conscious of a physical, mental, or emotional state.
    • usage: "My cold is gone-I feel fine today"; "She felt tired after the long hike"; "She felt sad after her loss"
  • Have a feeling or perception about oneself in reaction to someone's behavior or attitude.
    • usage: "She felt small and insignificant"; "You make me feel naked"; "I made the students feel different about themselves"
  • (v.) ()
  • Be felt or perceived in a certain way.
    • usage: "The ground feels shaky"; "The sheets feel soft"
  • Grope or feel in search of something.
    • usage: "He felt for his wallet"
  • Examine by touch.
    • usage: "Feel this soft cloth"; "The customer fingered the sweater"
  • Examine (a body part) by palpation.
    • usage: "The nurse palpated the patient's stomach"; "The runner felt her pulse"
  • Find by testing or cautious exploration.
    • usage: "He felt his way around the dark room"
  • Produce a certain impression.
    • usage: "It feels nice to be home again"
  • Pass one's hands over the sexual organs of.
    • usage: "He felt the girl in the movie theater"
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APAWordNet. (2010). feel. Retrieved April 23, 2019, from http://smartdefine.org/feel/definitions/1192377
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