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Feel

Feel appears in the following tongue twisters:

  • I feel a feel a funny feel a funny feel feel I,
    If I feel a funny feel a funny feel feel I.
  • Love's a feeling you feel when you feel
    you're going to feel the feeling you've never felt before.

Feel appears in many palindromes (phrases that read the same backward as forward):

  • Deer flee from a dam, or feel freed.
  • If I flee from life, film or feel Fifi.
  • Warm or feel few shahs we flee from raw.
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Usage statistics for the verb feel:

spoken English45.95%written English54.05%
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The word feel is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.

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Definition of the noun feel

What does feel mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: feels

  1. an intuitive awareness
  2. the general atmosphere of a place or situation and the effect that it has on people
  3. a property perceived by touch
    • lexical domain: Attributes - nouns denoting attributes of people and objects
    • synonym of feel: tactile property
    • more generic word: property = a basic or essential attribute shared by all members of a class
    • more specific words:
      • touch = the feel of mechanical action
      • texture = the feel of a surface or a fabric
  4. manual stimulation of the genital area for sexual pleasure
    • example: the girls hated it when he tried to sneak a feel
    • lexical domain: Acts - nouns denoting acts or actions
    • more generic words: arousal / foreplay / stimulation = mutual sexual fondling prior to sexual intercourse

Alternative definition of the noun feel

noun

  1. A quality of an object experienced by touch.
  2. A vague mental impression.
  3. An act of fondling.
  4. A vague understanding
  5. An intuitive ability

Definition of the verb feel

What does feel mean as a doing word?

Feel is one of the top 50 most common verbs in the English language.View more statistics!

verb - inflections:

simple pastpast participlepresent participlethird-person singular
feltfeltfeelingfeels

  1. undergo an emotional sensation or be in a particular state of mind
  2. come to believe on the basis of emotion, intuitions, or indefinite grounds
    • examples: I feel that he doesn't like me | They feel that there was a traffic accident
    • syntax:
      Syntactic formulaExample for the syntactic formulaVerbs with the same syntax
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme] to be [Predicate]He felt the choice to be a bad oneVerbs with Predicative Complements: allow, believe, conjecture, deny, doubt, expect, foreknow, foresee, foretell, guess, hold, infer, know, mean, presume, prophesy, realize, recognize, repute, speculate, surmise, suspect, swear, trust, vaticinate
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme, that-complement clause]The populace feel that the RIAA has too much power
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme, not sentential clause]He denied the horrid woman's statement
      [Experiencer - being] [Verb] [Stimulus]I saw the play | The crew spotted the islandVerbs of Perception: detect, discern, notice, perceive, see, sense
      [Experiencer - being] [Verb] [Stimulus] [Predicate, object control with bare infinitive]I saw her bake the cake
      [Experiencer - being] [Verb] [Stimulus] [Predicate, object control with -ing]I saw him laughing
      [Experiencer - being] [Verb] [Stimulus] in [Oblique]I sensed the eagerness in him
      [Experiencer - being] [Verb] [Stimulus, how-extraction]I saw how he arrived
      [Experiencer - being] [Verb] [Stimulus, possessive with -ing]I saw their laughing and joking
      [Experiencer - being] [Verb] [Stimulus, that-complement clause]I can see that you are feeling great
      [Experiencer - being] [Verb] [Stimulus, what-extraction]I saw what they did
    • lexical domain: Cognition - verbs of thinking, judging, analyzing, doubting
    • synonym of feel: find
    • more generic terms: conclude / reason / reason out = decide by reasoning
  3. perceive by a physical sensation, e.g., coming from the skin or muscles
    • syntax:
      Syntactic formulaExample for the syntactic formula
      [Experiencer - being] [Verb] [Stimulus]I saw the play | The crew spotted the island
      [Experiencer - being] [Verb] [Stimulus] [Predicate, object control with bare infinitive]I saw her bake the cake
      [Experiencer - being] [Verb] [Stimulus] [Predicate, object control with -ing]I saw him laughing
      [Experiencer - being] [Verb] [Stimulus] in [Oblique]I sensed the eagerness in him
      [Experiencer - being] [Verb] [Stimulus, how-extraction]I saw how he arrived
      [Experiencer - being] [Verb] [Stimulus, possessive with -ing]I saw their laughing and joking
      [Experiencer - being] [Verb] [Stimulus, that-complement clause]I can see that you are feeling great
      [Experiencer - being] [Verb] [Stimulus, what-extraction]I saw what they did

      Verbs of Perception (with the same syntax): detect, discern, notice, perceive, see, sense.

    • lexical domain: Perceptions - verbs of seeing, hearing, feeling
    • synonym of feel: sense
    • more generic words: comprehend / perceive = to become aware of through the senses
  4. be conscious of a physical, mental, or emotional state
  5. have a feeling or perception about oneself in reaction to someone's behavior or attitude
    • examples: You make me feel naked | I made the students feel different about themselves
    • lexical domain: Cognition - verbs of thinking, judging, analyzing, doubting
    • more generic words: believe / conceive / consider / think = judge or regard; look upon
  6. undergo passive experience of
  7. be felt or perceived in a certain way
    • examples: The ground feels shaky | The sheets feel soft | The cool air does feel good
    • syntax:
      Syntactic formulaExample for the syntactic formula
      [Stimulus] [Verb] [Adjective]That pea soup tasted delicious
      [Stimulus] [Verb] [Adjective] to [Experiencer]That pea soup tasted delicious to me

      Verbs of Perception (with the same syntax): look, smell, sound, taste.

    • lexical domain: Stative - verbs of being, having, spatial relations
    • more generic words: appear / look / seem = give a certain impression or have a certain outward aspect
    • more specific word: crawl = feel as if crawling with insects
  8. grope or feel in search of something
    • example: The men feel the area for animals
    • syntax:
      Syntactic formulaExample for the syntactic formula
      [Agent - being] [Verb]I was hunting
      [Agent - being] [Verb] [Location] for [Theme]I hunted the woods for game | I searched the cave for treasure | I stalked the woods for game | We rummaged the drawer for important documents
      [Agent - being] [Verb] [Theme]I was hunting game
      [Agent - being] [Verb] [Theme] [Locative Preposition] [Location]I hunted game in the woods | I stalked game in the woods
      [Agent - being] [Verb] for [Theme] [Locative Preposition] [Location]I hunted for game in the woods
      [Agent - being] [Verb] [Locative Preposition] [Location] for [Theme]I hunted in the woods for game

      Verbs of Searching (with the same syntax): dig, fish, hunt, mine, pan, poach, scrounge.

    • lexical domain: Perceptions - verbs of seeing, hearing, feeling
    • more generic terms: look for / search / seek = try to locate or discover, or try to establish the existence of
    • more specific terms: grope for / scrabble = feel searchingly
    • entailment: touch = perceive via the tactile sense
  9. examine by touch
    • example: Feel this soft cloth!
    • syntax: the same syntax as for the sense 3
    • lexical domain: Contact - verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging
    • synonym of feel: finger
    • entailment: touch = make physical contact with, come in contact with
  10. examine (a body part) by palpation
  11. find by testing or cautious exploration
    • syntax: the same syntax as for the sense 8
    • lexical domain: Possession - verbs of buying, selling, owning
    • more generic words: find / regain = come upon after searching
  12. produce a certain impression
    • example: It feels nice to be home again
    • syntax: the same syntax as for the sense 7
    • lexical domain: Perceptions - verbs of seeing, hearing, feeling
    • more generic words: appear / look / seem = give a certain impression or have a certain outward aspect
  13. pass one's hands over the sexual organs of

Alternative definition of the verb feel

verb

  1. [transitive, copulative] To become aware of through the skin; to use the sense of touch.
  2. [transitive] To experience an emotion or other mental state about.
  3. [transitive] To find one's way (literally or figuratively) by touching or using cautious movements.
  4. [transitive] To be or become aware of.
  5. [transitive] To experience the consequences of.
  6. [transitive] To think, believe, or have an impression concerning.
  7. [intransitive] To receive information by touch or by any neurons other than those responsible for sight, smell, taste, or hearing.
  8. [intransitive] To search by sense of touch.
  9. [intransitive, copulative] To experience and emotion or other mental state.
  10. [context: copulative] To seem (through touch or otherwise).
  11. [intransitive] To sympathise.
  12. [transitive, US, slang] To understand.

Group

feel is a musical group.

Person

Who is Feel?

Feel: James Mortimore better known as Feel is a musical artist who recorded the Askari track from Feed Your Head, Volume 3: Accelerating the Alpha Rhythms album.

  • also known as James Mortimore
  • profession: Musician

Phrases with Feel

Phrases starting with the word Feel:

  1. Feel Up
  2. feel for
  3. feel out
  4. Feel-Bad
  5. Feel Down
  6. Feel Free
  7. feel like
  8. Feel-Good
  9. Feel Up to
  10. feel around
  11. Feel Oneself
  12. Feel the Burn
  13. Feel the Heat
  14. Feel Sorry For
  15. Feel the Pinch

Phrases ending with the word Feel:

  1. Cop a Feel
  2. Lindsaea Feel
  3. Look and feel
  4. To Cop a Feel

Other phrase containing the word Feel:

  1. to feel out

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Feel

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Google previewA Horse Riders'Guide (2014)

Cavallo 7 -Horse & Rider Training by Charmaine Cacciola

Feel is an extremely point of horse handling, horse riding and the wellbeing of the horses understanding of how and what you Are asking. It all falls apart with...

Google previewUnited Editors Encyclopedia and Dictionary (1907)

A Library of Universal Knowledge and an Unabridged Dictionary of the English Language ...

FEEL, v. fel [AS. felan; Ger. ft'lklen; Dut. voelen, to feel: Icel. fialla, totouch softly with the palm of the hand]. to perceive or search after by the touch; to experience; ...

Google previewThe Structure of the Lexicon in Functional Grammar (1998)

by Hella Olbertz, Kees Hengeveld, Jesús Sánchez García

Lexical dimensions for the semantic field offeeling/emotion inSpanish Sentir o experimentar tristeza 'To feel/experience sadness' Hacer sentir o experimentar tristeza oinfelicidad 'T cause sb to feelsadness' Sentir o experimentar placer ...

Google previewFowler's Concise Dictionary of Modern English Usage (2015)

by Fellow of the British Academy and Senior Research Fellow Jeremy Butterfield, Jeremy Butterfield

feel verb. 1 Feel is followed by an ...

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Usage statistics about feel

The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English from the later part of the 20th century, both spoken and written.

Usage statistics for the verb feel:

spoken English45.95%written English54.05% conversational speech44.84%task-oriented speech55.16% imaginative writing78.35%informational writing21.65%

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun feel:

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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb feel:

fingersenseexperiencefeelfind

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Quotes about Feel

I can see beauty in her face,
I can feel she is walking,
I can feel she is crying,
I can feel she needs love,
I can feel she is lonely,
I can feel she cuts herself
I do feel I can love you. (Hassan Tanvir Mansur)
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Scrabble value of F4E1E1L1

The value of this 4-letter word is 7 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

Anagrams of FEEL

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