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Definition 1: manual stimulation of the genital area for sexual pleasure - [noun denoting act]

Samples where feel or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the girls hated it when he tried to sneak a feel

(feel is a kind of ...) mutual sexual fondling prior to sexual intercourse

Definition 2: a property perceived by touch - [noun denoting attribute]

Synonyms for feel in the sense of this definition

(feel is a kind of ...) a basic or essential attribute shared by all members of a class

"a study of the physical properties of atomic particles"

(... is a kind of feel ) the feel of mechanical action

"this piano has a wonderful touch"

(... is a kind of feel ) the feel of a surface or a fabric

"the wall had a smooth texture"

Definition 3: an intuitive awareness - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where feel or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he has a feel for animals
  • it's easy when you get the feel of it

(feel is a kind of ...) having knowledge of

"he had no awareness of his mistakes" "his sudden consciousness of the problem he faced" "their intelligence and general knowingness was impressive"

Definition 4: the general atmosphere of a place or situation and the effect that it has on people - [noun denoting state]

Samples where feel or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the feel of the city excited him
  • a clergyman improved the tone of the meeting
  • it had the smell of treason

Synonyms for feel in the sense of this definition

(feel is a kind of ...) a particular environment or surrounding influence

"there was an atmosphere of excitement"

(... is a kind of feel ) a flashy vulgar tone or atmosphere believed to be characteristic of the American film industry

"some people in publishing think of theirs as a glamorous medium so they copy the glitter of Hollywood"

(... is a kind of feel ) the spirit of the time; the spirit characteristic of an age or generation

Definition 5: be conscious of a physical, mental, or emotional state - [verb of body]

Samples where feel or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

(feel is a kind of ...) have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun)

"John is rich" "This is not a good answer"

(... is a kind of feel ) be in excellent health and spirits

"he feels like a million after he got the promotion"

(... is a kind of feel ) feel uncomfortable for lack of fresh air

"The room was hot and stuffy and we were suffocating"

Definition 6: come to believe on the basis of emotion, intuitions, or indefinite grounds - [verb of cognition]

Samples where feel or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for feel in the sense of this definition

(feel is a kind of ...) decide by reasoning; draw or come to a conclusion

"We reasoned that it was cheaper to rent than to buy a house"

(feel has a similar meaning as ...) decide on and make a declaration about

"find someone guilty"

Definition 7: have a feeling or perception about oneself in reaction to someone's behavior or attitude - [verb of cognition]

Samples where feel or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

(feel is a kind of ...) judge or regard; look upon; judge

"I think he is very smart" "I believe her to be very smart" "I think that he is her boyfriend" "The racist conceives such people to be inferior"

Definition 8: examine by touch - [verb of contact]

Samples where feel or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Feel this soft cloth!
  • The customer fingered the sweater

Synonyms for feel in the sense of this definition

(feel implies ...) make physical contact with, come in contact with

"Touch the stone for good luck" "She never touched her husband"

(feel has a similar meaning as ...) grope or feel in search of something

"He felt for his wallet"

Definition 9: examine (a body part) by palpation - [verb of contact]

Samples where feel or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for feel in the sense of this definition

(feel is a kind of ...) make physical contact with, come in contact with

"Touch the stone for good luck" "She never touched her husband"

(feel has a similar meaning as ...) grope or feel in search of something

"He felt for his wallet"

(feel belongs to category ...) the learned profession that is mastered by graduate training in a medical school and that is devoted to preventing or alleviating or curing diseases and injuries

"he studied medicine at Harvard"

Definition 10: pass one's hands over the sexual organs of - [verb of contact]

Samples where feel or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He felt the girl in the movie theater

(feel is a kind of ...) make physical contact with, come in contact with

"Touch the stone for good luck" "She never touched her husband"

(feel has a similar meaning as ...) grope or feel in search of something

"He felt for his wallet"

(feel is used in the usage domain ...) a characteristic language of a particular group (as among thieves)

"they don't speak our lingo"

Definition 11: undergo an emotional sensation or be in a particular state of mind - [verb of emotion]

Samples where feel or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She felt resentful
  • He felt regret

Synonyms for feel in the sense of this definition

(... is a kind of feel ) feel favorably disposed or willing

"She inclines to the view that people should be allowed to expres their religious beliefs"

(... is a kind of feel ) come to feel sad

(... is a kind of feel ) feel happiness or joy

(... is a kind of feel ) share the feelings of; understand the sentiments of

(... is a kind of feel ) feel proud of

"She took great pride in her sons"

(... is a kind of feel ) feel strong emotion, especially anger or passion

"She was burning with anger" "He was burning to try out his new skies"

(... is a kind of feel ) feel indifferent towards

"She died to worldly things and eventually entered a monastery"

(... is a kind of feel ) be elated

"He was flying high during the summer months"

(... is a kind of feel ) experience a feeling of well-being or happiness, as from good health or an intense emotion

"She was beaming with joy" "Her face radiated with happiness"

(... is a kind of feel ) feel remorse for; feel sorry for; be contrite about

(... is a kind of feel ) be mad, angry, or furious

(... is a kind of feel ) experience anew

"She could not recapture that feeling of happiness"

(... is a kind of feel ) be proud of

"He prides himself on making it into law school"

(... is a kind of feel ) have strong suppressed feelings

(... is a kind of feel ) maintain (a theory, thoughts, or feelings)

"bear a grudge" "entertain interesting notions" "harbor a resentment"

(... is a kind of feel ) feel less enamoured of something or somebody

(... is a kind of feel ) become angry

"He angers easily"

(... is a kind of feel ) feel extreme irritation or anger

"He was chafing at her suggestion that he stay at home while she went on a vacation"

(... is a kind of feel ) experience (emotional) pain

"Every time her husband gets drunk, she suffers"

(... is a kind of feel ) be exuberant or high-spirited

"Make the people's hearts glow"

Definition 12: perceive by a physical sensation, e.g., coming from the skin or muscles - [verb of perception]

Samples where feel or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

Synonyms for feel in the sense of this definition

(feel is a kind of ...) to become aware of through the senses

"I could perceive the ship coming over the horizon"

(feel has a similar meaning as ...) be felt or perceived in a certain way

"The ground feels shaky" "The sheets feel soft"

Definition 13: undergo passive experience of - [verb of perception]

Samples where feel or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • We felt the effects of inflation
  • her fingers felt their way through the string quartet
  • she felt his contempt of her

(feel is a kind of ...) undergo or live through a difficult experience

"We had many trials to go through" "he saw action in Viet Nam"

Definition 14: produce a certain impression - [verb of perception]

Samples where feel or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • It feels nice to be home again

(feel is a kind of ...) give a certain impression or have a certain outward aspect

"She seems to be sleeping" "This appears to be a very difficult problem" "This project looks fishy" "They appeared like people who had not eaten or slept for a long time"

Definition 15: grope or feel in search of something - [verb of perception]

Samples where feel or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He felt for his wallet

(feel is a kind of ...) try to locate or discover, or try to establish the existence of

"The police are searching for clues" "They are searching for the missing man in the entire county"

(... is a kind of feel ) feel searchingly

"She groped for his keys in the dark"

(feel implies ...) perceive via the tactile sense

"Helen Keller felt the physical world by touching people and objects around her"

(feel has a similar meaning as ...) examine by touch

"Feel this soft cloth!" "The customer fingered the sweater"

(feel has a similar meaning as ...) pass one's hands over the sexual organs of

"He felt the girl in the movie theater"

(feel has a similar meaning as ...) examine (a body part) by palpation

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

Definition 16: find by testing or cautious exploration - [verb of possession]

Samples where feel or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He felt his way around the dark room

(feel is a kind of ...) come upon after searching; find the location of something that was missed or lost

"Did you find your glasses?" "I cannot find my gloves!"

Definition 17: be felt or perceived in a certain way - [verb of stative]

Samples where feel or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The ground feels shaky
  • The sheets feel soft

(feel is a kind of ...) give a certain impression or have a certain outward aspect

"She seems to be sleeping" "This appears to be a very difficult problem" "This project looks fishy" "They appeared like people who had not eaten or slept for a long time"

(... is a kind of feel ) feel as if crawling with insects

"My skin crawled--I was terrified"

(feel has a similar meaning as ...) 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"

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