n 1: 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
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"
v 1: 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 the sensation given; of physical
states, indicating as health, etc.: "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
9: examine by touch; "Feel this soft cloth!"; "The customer
fingered the sweater" [syn: finger
10: examine by palpation for medical purposes; as of body parts;
"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
13: pass one's hands over the sexual organs of (slang); "He felt
the girl in the movie theater"