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felt a glow of
▪ Sophie felt a glow of pride.
felt a kinship
▪ He felt a kinship with the only other American on the base.
felt compelled
▪ She felt compelled to resign because of the scandal.
felt elated
▪ He felt elated and mildly drunk.
felt happier
▪ I’ve never felt happier in my life.
felt hurt
▪ Rachel felt hurt and betrayed.
felt muzzy
▪ Juliet’s head felt muzzy, and she hoped she hadn’t a cold coming on.
felt proprietorial
▪ She felt proprietorial about the valley.
felt queasy
▪ Many Democrats felt queasy about the issue.
felt slighted
▪ Derek felt slighted when no one phoned him back.
felt so alone
▪ I cried like a child because I felt so alone.
felt stiff
▪ I never felt stiff after training until I was in my thirties.
▪ He felt utterly daunted by the prospect of moving to another country.
▪ I felt really groggy after 15 hours on the plane.
▪ The next day I felt a bit grotty.
▪ She felt lonely and insecure away from her family.
▪ Standing in front on his first day of teaching, Brad felt completely naked.
▪ I felt slightly nauseous.
▪ She felt a shiver of apprehension.
make your presence felt
▪ Bruce wasted little time making his presence felt by scoring in the first ten minutes of the game.
▪ A sense of urgency begins to make its presence felt.
▪ After two miles of road, and maybe the first blisters and unknown muscles making their presence felt, came the test!
▪ But Kiker quickly made his presence felt.
▪ Eva was more used to making her presence felt.
▪ In music, art, architecture, and so on, they make their presence felt.
▪ She was a very pretty girl and made her presence felt almost at once.
▪ Some ant cuckoo females make their presence felt in more dramatic fashion.
▪ There were also other things moving around and making their presence felt.
▪ He felt his knees becoming weak.
▪ I felt at that point if I didn't tell her she was going to find out anyway.
▪ I felt other people felt the same way about silly things.
▪ In fact, large numbers of voters apparently felt secure enough to stay home on Election Day.
▪ She disliked her work but felt that it was impossible to give up such success.
▪ The cover shot nicely evokes the bewilderment felt when climbing in Ordesa.
▪ They patted her when they felt like it, grasped her hand.
▪ We felt that the interaction and integration had exceeded our expectations.
▪ Her head was shrunken under a tight-fitting felt hat.
▪ His face was round and turnip-like, a soft felt hat crammed on it, and his boots were brown and polished.
▪ Mrs Kulass put on a ratty fur coat, a shabby felt hat, and put her hands inside an old muff.
▪ There was one in a loden green suit with a felt hat - in May! - and terrible legs.
▪ I wore it on cold days with soft leather boots, a mouton coat, and a large brimmed black felt hat.
▪ She had been wrapped in a woollen blanket and the only clothes she wore were a felt hat and fur shoes.
▪ They each had a big rainbow packet of felt pens, and a Dinky car.
▪ There was a diagram on the screen and a few dried-out felt pens on the wooden ridge under it.
▪ Drawing with thick felt pens is essential for the presentation to be clear.
▪ I solved the problem by adapting a red felt pen.
▪ The selected area of a faced sample or hand specimen must be marked with water insoluble felt tip pen before cutting.
▪ She presses harder on the felt tip.
▪ Get the notes typewritten using a new ribbon, or copy them out in black felt tip pen in large capital letters.
▪ The shock of the new is techno-brutalism and the medium is the felt tip.
▪ At later stages a thick crayon and a large felt tip suited particular areas of marking.
▪ Is it a 50 watt bulb that a child's been scribbling on with a black felt tip pen?
▪ Mark out brick lines with a felt tip pen.
▪ Blisters are a sign that moisture has either got below the felt or that the felt was laid on a damp surface.
▪ In the felt and wooden ornaments we find the recurrent motif of the griffin.
▪ It has a pretty standard crime-fiction substructure that provides the felt on which the characters shoot their various games of pool.
▪ The coffin's interior had apparently been lined with thick felt.
▪ The oven heats the brass molds from which the maroon felt takes its shape.
▪ Wallpaper them or cover them with fabric: felt, hessian, sacking, lining fabric or printed cotton.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Felt \Felt\, imp. & p. p. or a. from Feel.


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.

    It were a delicate stratagem to shoe A troop of horse with felt.

  2. A hat made of felt.

  3. A skin or hide; a fell; a pelt. [Obs.]

    To know whether sheep are sound or not, see that the felt be loose.

    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.


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.

  2. To cover with, or as with, felt; as, to felt the cylinder of a steam engine.


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.

    Who feel Those rods of scorpions and those whips of steel.

  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.

    Come near, . . . that I may feel thee, my son.
    --Gen. xxvii. 21.

    He hath this to feel my affection to your honor.

  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.

    Teach me to feel another's woe.

    Whoso keepeth the commandment shall feel no evil thing.
    --Eccl. viii. 5.

    He best can paint them who shall feel them most.

    Mankind have felt their strength and made it felt.

  4. To take internal cognizance of; to be conscious of; to have an inward persuasion of.

    For then, and not till then, he felt himself.

  5. To perceive; to observe. [Obs.]

    To feel the helm (Naut.), to obey it.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

unwoven fabric matted together by rolling or beating while wet, Old English felt "felt," from West Germanic *feltaz "something beaten, compressed wool" (cognates: Old Saxon filt, Middle Dutch vilt, Old High German filz, German Filz, Danish filt), from Proto-Germanic *felt- "to beat," from PIE *pel- (6) "to thrust, strike, drive" (source also of Old Church Slavonic plŭstĭ), with a sense of "beating" (see pulse (n.1)). Compare filter (n.). Felt-tipped pen (or -tip) is from 1953.


"to make into felt," early 14c. (implied in felted); see felt (n.).


past tense and past participle of feel (v.).


Etymology 1 n. 1 A cloth or stuff made of matted fibres 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. 2 A hat made of felt. 3 (context obsolete English) A skin or hide; a fell; a pelt. vb. 1 (context transitive English) To make into felt, or a feltlike substance; to cause to adhere and mat together. 2 (context transitive English) To cover with, or as if with, felt. Etymology 2

  1. That has been experienced or perceived. v

  2. (en-past of: feel)

  1. n. an intuitive awareness; "he has a feel for animals" or "it's easy when you get the feel of it";

  2. the general atmosphere of a place or situation and the effect that it has on people; "the feel of the city excited him"; "a clergyman improved the tone of the meeting"; "it had the smell of treason" [syn: spirit, tone, feeling, flavor, flavour, look, smell]

  3. a property perceived by touch [syn: tactile property]

  4. manual-genital stimulation for sexual pleasure; "the girls hated it when he tried to sneak a feel"

  5. [also: felt]

  1. v. mat together and make felt-like; "felt the wool"

  2. cover with felt; "felt a cap"

  3. change texture so as to become matted and felt-like; "The fabric felted up after several washes" [syn: felt up, mat up, matt-up, matte up, matte, mat]


n. a fabric made of compressed matted animal fibers


See feel

  1. v. undergo an emotional sensation; "She felt resentful"; "He felt regret" [syn: experience]

  2. come to believe on the basis of emotion, intuitions, or indefinite grounds; "I feel that he doesn't like me"; "I find him to be obnoxious"; "I found the movie rather entertaining" [syn: find]

  3. perceive by a physical sensation, e.g., coming from the skin or muscles; "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" [syn: sense]

  4. seem with respect to a given sensation given; "My cold is gone--I feel fine today"; "She felt tired after the long hike"

  5. have a feeling or perception about oneself in reaction to someone's behavior or attitude; "She felt small and insignificant"; "You make me feel naked"; "I made the students feel different about themselves"

  6. undergo passive experience of:"We felt the effects of inflation"; "her fingers felt their way through the string quartet"; "she felt his contempt of her"

  7. be felt or perceived in a certain way; "The ground feels shaky"; "The sheets feel soft"

  8. grope or feel in search of something; "He felt for his wallet"

  9. examine by touch; "Feel this soft cloth!"; "The customer fingered the sweater" [syn: finger]

  10. examine (a body part) by palpation; "The nurse palpated the patient's stomach"; "The runner felt her pulse" [syn: palpate]

  11. find by testing or cautious exploration; "He felt his way around the dark room"

  12. produce a certain impression; "It feels nice to be home again"

  13. pass one's hands over the sexual organs of; "He felt the girl in the movie theater"

  14. [also: felt]

Felt (disambiguation)

Felt is a non-woven cloth that is produced by matting, condensing, and pressing fibers.

Felt may also refer to:

Felt (hip hop group)

Felt is an American underground hip hop duo, consisting of Slug of Atmosphere and Murs of Living Legends.

Felt (album)

Felt is the debut studio album by Anchor & Braille, the side-project of Anberlin lead vocalist, Stephen Christian. The album was released through Christian's own label Wood Water Records and Federal Distribution on August 4, 2009 and was produced, engineered and mixed by Aaron Marsh from fellow Florida-based band Copeland.

Felt debuted at number 30 on the Billboard Top Heatseekers chart.


Felt is a textile that is produced by matting, condensing and pressing fibres together. Felt can be made of natural fibres such as wool or synthetic fibres such as acrylic. There are many different types of felts for industrial, technical, designer and craft applications. While some types of felt are very soft, some are tough enough to form construction materials. Felt can vary in terms of fibre content, colour, size, thickness, density and more factors depending on the use of the felt.

Many cultures have legends as to the origins of felt making. Sumerian legend claims that the secret of feltmaking was discovered by Urnamman of Lagash. The story of Saint Clement and Saint Christopher relates that while fleeing from persecution, the men packed their sandals with wool to prevent blisters. At the end of their journey, the movement and sweat had turned the wool into felt socks.

Feltmaking is still practised by nomadic peoples (Altaic people: Mongols; Turkic people) in Central Asia, where rugs, tents and clothing are regularly made. Some of these are traditional items, such as the classic yurt (Gers), while others are designed for the tourist market, such as decorated slippers. In the Western world, felt is widely used as a medium for expression in textile art as well as design, where it has significance as an ecological textile.

Felt (band)

Felt were an alternative rock band founded in Birmingham, England in 1979 and led by the mononymous Lawrence. The band's name was inspired by Tom Verlaine's emphasis of the word "felt" in the Television song " Venus". They existed for ten years, throughout the 1980s, during which time they released ten singles and ten albums.

Felt have been cited as an influence by Belle and Sebastian's Stuart Murdoch and Tim Burgess of The Charlatans, as well as by alternative rock bands Manic Street Preachers, Girls, and The Tyde. Their song "Sunlight Bathed the Golden Glow" was featured in the 2015 film The End of the Tour.

The band is not to be confused with the American early 1970s psychedelic rock band of the same name.

Felt (Nils Frahm album)

Felt is a 2011 album by German composer Nils Frahm. It was released on 7th October 2011 on Erased Tapes records. The name of the record refers to Nils placing felt on the strings of his piano, initially to dampen the sound to enable nighttime playing and later as he liked the sound it produced. The album was also recorded with the microphones deep within the piano which was seen to provide a more intimate sound

Felt (film)

Felt is an upcoming American spy thriller film directed and written by Peter Landesman. The film is based on the true events about an FBI agent, Mark Felt, who became an anonymous source (" Deep Throat") for reporters Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein, and helped them in the investigation which led them to the Watergate scandal. The film stars Liam Neeson, Diane Lane, Tony Goldwyn, and Maika Monroe.

Usage examples of "felt".

For the first time he looked at her, and she felt a little shiver run down between her breasts.

August 1998 As she drove away from Manchester University, Catherine felt the hot buzz that burned in her veins whenever she knew she was on the verge of a major story.

Bremer was so concerned by the tone of the aardwolf that he felt compelled to write an accompanying note at the end of the report, in which he downplayed its analysis of the worsening conditions in Iraq.

She felt more than one pang of conscience as she agreed that Wickham was, indeed, abovestairs at that very moment, and, was moreover, slightly wounded from an accidentally self-inflicted gunshot.

Even with that, though, Abram Schuster felt rather secure having survived two presidents.

But our Acca felt Bryan might be a target, so we put someone here undercover.

When the stories arrived of curses laid on the Achaian kings, Penelope felt no surprise.

Although he was the number four Myrmidon officer on Acorus, when he studied all the reports, he felt more like a glorified lander clerk.

George thrust his hand into the actuator hole, felt the metal plate and stepped forward into weightlessness.

They lad read the same law, distinguished themselves at an early age in the same profession, though Jefferson had never relished the practice of law as Adams had, nor felt the financial need to keep at it.

More than that he felt he could not tell her, and for three days, July 30, 31, and August 1, Adams was engaged in passionate debate over the first of these problems.

Free of the city, out of doors and riding again, Adams felt a wave of relief from his cares and woes, even to the point of finding Edward Rutledge an acceptable companion.

Lee may have been justified in some of his anger at Franklin, Adams felt, but Lee was badly cast in his role, a dreadful aggravation to Franklin and also to the French, who not only disliked him but distrusted him, which was more serious.

But Adams thought highly of Dana, the boy excelled at French, and the experience, Adams felt, would stand him well for the future.

More than a month would pass before Adams felt reasonably well again, and some symptoms of the fever would drag on, or recur long afterward, another characteristic of malaria.