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English noun: feel

1. feel (cognition) an intuitive awareness


SamplesHe has a feel for animals.
It's easy when you get the feel of it.


Broader (hypernym)awareness, cognisance, cognizance, consciousness, knowingness

2. feel (state) the general atmosphere of a place or situation and the effect that it has on people


SamplesThe feel of the city excited him.
A clergyman improved the tone of the meeting.
It had the smell of treason.


Synonymsfeeling, flavor, flavour, look, smell, spirit, tone


Broader (hypernym)ambiance, ambience, atmosphere


Narrower (hyponym)Hollywood, Zeitgeist

3. feel (attribute) a property perceived by touch


Synonymstactile property


Broader (hypernym)property


Narrower (hyponym)texture, touch

4. feel (act) manual stimulation of the genital area for sexual pleasure


SamplesThe girls hated it when he tried to sneak a feel.


Broader (hypernym)arousal, foreplay, stimulation


English verb: feel

1. feel (emotion) undergo an emotional sensation or be in a particular state of mind


SamplesShe felt resentful.
He felt regret.


ExamplesJohn will feel angry


Synonymsexperience


Pattern of useSomething ----s something Adjective/Noun.
Something ----s Adjective/Noun.
Somebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s PP


Narrower (hyponym)anger, beam, burn, chafe, congratulate, cool off, die, entertain, fly high, fume, glow, glow, harbor, harbour, hold, incline, joy, nurse, plume, pride, pride oneself, radiate, recapture, regret, rejoice, repent, rue, sadden, see red, shine, smolder, smoulder, suffer, sympathise, sympathize, take pride

2. feel (cognition) come to believe on the basis of emotion, intuitions, or indefinite grounds


SamplesI feel that he doesn't like me.
I find him to be obnoxious.
I found the movie rather entertaining.


ExamplesThey feel that there was a traffic accident


Synonymsfind


Pattern of useSomebody ----s that CLAUSE


Broader (hypernym)conclude, reason, reason out


Verb groupfind, rule

3. feel (perception) perceive by a physical sensation, e.g., coming from the skin or muscles


SamplesHe 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.


Synonymssense


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)comprehend, perceive


Verb groupfeel

4. feel (body) be conscious of a physical, mental, or emotional state


SamplesMy cold is gone--I feel fine today.
She felt tired after the long hike.
She felt sad after her loss.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s Adjective


Broader (hypernym)be


Narrower (hyponym)feel like a million, feel like a million dollars, suffocate

5. feel (cognition) have a feeling or perception about oneself in reaction to someone's behavior or attitude


SamplesShe felt small and insignificant.
You make me feel naked.
I made the students feel different about themselves.


Pattern of useSomething ----s something Adjective/Noun.
Somebody ----s somebody PP.
Somebody ----s something PP.
Somebody ----s somebody to INFINITIVE


Broader (hypernym)believe, conceive, consider, think

6. feel (perception) undergo passive experience of:


SamplesWe felt the effects of inflation.
Her fingers felt their way through the string quartet.
She felt his contempt of her.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)experience, go through, see

7. feel (stative) be felt or perceived in a certain way


SamplesThe ground feels shaky.
The sheets feel soft.


ExamplesThe cool air does feel good


Pattern of useSomething ----s Adjective/Noun.
Somebody ----s Adjective


Broader (hypernym)appear, look, seem


Narrower (hyponym)crawl


Verb groupfeel, sense

8. feel (perception) grope or feel in search of something


SamplesHe felt for his wallet.


ExamplesThe men feel the area for animals


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)look for, search, seek


Narrower (hyponym)grope for, scrabble


Entailtouch


Verb groupfeel, feel, feel, finger, palpate

9. feel (contact) examine by touch


SamplesFeel this soft cloth!.
The customer fingered the sweater.


Synonymsfinger


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Entailtouch


Verb groupfeel

10. feel (contact) examine (a body part) by palpation


SamplesThe nurse palpated the patient's stomach.
The runner felt her pulse.


Synonymspalpate


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)touch


Verb groupfeel


Domain categorymedicine, practice of medicine

11. feel (possession) find by testing or cautious exploration


SamplesHe felt his way around the dark room.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)find, regain

12. feel (perception) produce a certain impression


SamplesIt feels nice to be home again.


Pattern of useSomething ----s Adjective/Noun


Broader (hypernym)appear, look, seem

13. feel (contact) pass one's hands over the sexual organs of


SamplesHe felt the girl in the movie theater.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)touch


Verb groupfeel


Domain usageargot, cant, jargon, lingo, patois, slang, vernacular









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