Meaning of feel

Definition of feel

(noun) an intuitive awareness; "he has a feel for animals"; "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; "the feel of the city excited him"; "a clergyman improved the tone of the meeting"; "it had the smell of treason"
manual stimulation of the genital area for sexual pleasure; "the girls hated it when he tried to sneak a feel"
(verb) undergo an emotional sensation or be in a particular state of mind; "She felt resentful"; "He felt regret"
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"
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"
be conscious of a physical, mental, or emotional state; "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; "She felt small and insignificant"; "You make me feel naked"; "I made the students feel different about themselves"
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"
be felt or perceived in a certain way; "The ground feels shaky"; "The sheets feel soft"
grope or feel in search of something; "He felt for his wallet"
examine by touch; "Feel this soft cloth!"; "The customer fingered the sweater"
examine (a body part) by palpation; "The nurse palpated the patient's stomach"; "The runner felt her pulse"
find by testing or cautious exploration; "He felt his way around the dark room"
produce a certain impression; "It feels nice to be home again"
pass one's hands over the sexual organs of; "He felt the girl in the movie theater"

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