Definition of "feel" [feel]

  • To perceive through the sense of touch: feel the velvety smoothness of a peach. (verb-transitive)
  • To perceive as a physical sensation: feel a sharp pain; feel the cold. (verb-transitive)
  • To touch. (verb-transitive)
  • To examine by touching. See Synonyms at touch. (verb-transitive)
  • To test or explore with caution: feel one's way in a new job. (verb-transitive)

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Use "feel" in a sentence
  • "As a doctor, with his finger against a pulse, is able to feel the heart rate, when I am up there speaking, I can _feel_ the reaction to what I am saying."
  • "Sisters in Christ I feel an interest in _you_, and often has the secret prayer arisen on your behalf, Lord "open thou their eyes that they may see wondrous things out of thy Law" -- It is then, because I _do feel_ and _do pray_ for you, that"
  • "And while we believe that such efforts are praiseworthy for the reason that many persons must be first convinced in that way, still we feel that one must really _feel_ the truth of the doctrine from something within his own consciousness, before he will really _believe_ it to be truth."