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  5  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Feel  \Feel\,  n. 
  1.  Feeling;  perception.  [R.] 
 
  To  intercept  and  have  a  more  kindly  feel  of  its 
  genial  warmth.  --Hazlitt. 
 
  2.  A  sensation  communicated  by  touching;  impression  made  upon 
  one  who  touches  or  handles;  as  this  leather  has  a  greasy 
  feel 
 
  The  difference  between  these  two  tumors  will  be 
  distinguished  by  the  feel  --S.  Sharp. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Feel  \Feel\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Felt};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Feeling}.]  [AS.  f?lan;  akin  to  OS  gif?lian  to  perceive,  D. 
  voelen  to  feel  OHG.  fuolen  G.  f["u]hlen,  Icel.  f[=a]lma  to 
  grope,  and  prob.  to  AS  folm  paim  of  the  hand,  L.  palma.  Cf 
  {Fumble},  {Palm}.] 
  1.  To  perceive  by  the  touch;  to  take  cognizance  of  by  means 
  of  the  nerves  of  sensation  distributed  all  over  the  body, 
  especially  by  those  of  the  skin;  to  have  sensation  excited 
  by  contact  of  (a  thing)  with  the  body  or  limbs. 
 
  Who  feel  Those  rods  of  scorpions  and  those  whips  of 
  steel.  --Creecn. 
 
  2.  To  touch;  to  handle;  to  examine  by  touching;  as  feel  this 
  piece  of  silk;  hence  to  make  trial  of  to  test;  often 
  with  out 
 
  Come  near  .  .  .  that  I  may  feel  thee,  my  son. 
  --Gen.  xxvii. 
  21. 
 
  He  hath  this  to  feel  my  affection  to  your  honor. 
  --Shak. 
 
  3.  To  perceive  by  the  mind;  to  have  a  sense  of  to 
  experience;  to  be  affected  by  to  be  sensible  of  or 
  sensetive  to  as  to  feel  pleasure;  to  feel  pain. 
 
  Teach  me  to  feel  another's  woe.  --Pope. 
 
  Whoso  keepeth  the  commandment  shall  feel  no  evil 
  thing  --Eccl.  viii. 
  5. 
 
  He  best  can  paint  them  who  shall  feel  them  most 
  --Pope. 
 
  Mankind  have  felt  their  strength  and  made  it  felt. 
  --Byron. 
 
  4.  To  take  internal  cognizance  of  to  be  conscious  of  to 
  have  an  inward  persuasion  of 
 
  For  then,  and  not  till  then,  he  felt  himself. 
  --Shak. 
 
  5.  To  perceive;  to  observe.  [Obs.]  --Chaucer. 
 
  {To  feel  the  helm}  (Naut.),  to  obey  it 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Feel  \Feel\,  v.  i. 
  1.  To  have  perception  by  the  touch,  or  by  contact  of  anything 
  with  the  nerves  of  sensation,  especially  those  upon  the 
  surface  of  the  body. 
 
  2.  To  have  the  sensibilities  moved  or  affected. 
 
  [She]  feels  with  the  dignity  of  a  Roman  matron. 
  --Burke. 
 
  And  mine  as  man,  who  feel  for  all  mankind.  --Pope. 
 
  3.  To  be  conscious  of  an  inward  impression,  state  of  mind, 
  persuasion,  physical  condition,  etc.;  to  perceive  one's 
  self  to  be  --  followed  by  an  adjective  describing  the 
  state,  etc.;  as  to  feel  assured,  grieved,  persuaded. 
 
  I  then  did  feel  full  sick.  --Shak. 
 
  4.  To  know  with  feeling;  to  be  conscious;  hence  to  know 
  certainly  or  without  misgiving. 
 
  Garlands  .  .  .  which  I  feel  I  am  not  worthy  yet  to 
  wear.  --Shak. 
 
  5.  To  appear  to  the  touch;  to  give  a  perception;  to  produce 
  an  impression  by  the  nerves  of  sensation;  --  followed  by 
  an  adjective  describing  the  kind  of  sensation. 
 
  Blind  men  say  black  feels  rough,  and  white  feels 
  smooth.  --Dryden. 
 
  {To  feel  after},  to  search  for  to  seek  to  find  to  seek  as  a 
  person  groping  in  the  dark.  ``If  haply  they  might  feel 
  after  him  and  find  him.''  --Acts  xvii.  27. 
 
  {To  feel  of},  to  examine  by  touching. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  feel 
  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;  "the  feel  of 
  the  city  excited  him";  "a  clergyman  improved  the  tone  of 
  the  meeting";  "it  had  the  smell  of  treason"  [syn:  {spirit}, 
  {tone},  {feeling},  {flavor},  {look},  {smell}] 
  3:  a  property  perceived  by  touch  [syn:  {tactile  property}] 
  4:  manual-genital  stimulation;  "the  girls  hated  it  when  he 
  tried  to  sneak  a  feel"  [syn:  {feeling}] 
  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 
  wallet" 
  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 
  again" 
  13:  pass  one's  hands  over  the  sexual  organs  of  (slang);  "He  felt 
  the  girl  in  the  movie  theater" 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  Feel 
 
  (Free  and  Eventually  Eulisp)  An  initial  implementation  of  an 
  {EuLisp}  {interpreter}  by  Pete  Broadbery 
  .  Version  0.75  features  an  integrated 
  {object}  system,  {modules},  {parallelism},  interfaces  to  {PVM} 
  library,  {TCP/IP}  {socket}s,  {future}s,  {Linda}  and  {CSP}. 
  Portable  to  most  {Unix}  systems.  Can  use  {shared  memory}  and 
  {thread}s  if  available. 
 
  {(ftp://ftp.bath.ac.uk/pub/eulisp/)} 
 
  (1992-09-14) 
 
 




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