feel
noun.
an intuitive awareness
he has a feel for animals|it's easy when you get the feel of it
noun.
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
noun.
a property perceived by touch
noun.
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
Synonym: experience
verb.
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
Synonym: find
verb.
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
Synonym: sense
verb.
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
verb.
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
verb.
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
verb.
be felt or perceived in a certain way
The ground feels shaky|The sheets feel soft
verb.
grope or feel in search of something
He felt for his wallet
verb.
examine by touch
Feel this soft cloth!|The customer fingered the sweater
Synonym: finger
verb.
examine (a body part) by palpation
The nurse palpated the patient's stomach|The runner felt her pulse
Synonym: palpate
verb.
find by testing or cautious exploration
He felt his way around the dark room
verb.
produce a certain impression
It feels nice to be home again
verb.
pass one's hands over the sexual organs of
He felt the girl in the movie theater