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feeling


  4  definitions  found 
 
  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]: 
 
  Feeling  \Feel"ing\,  a. 
  1.  Possessing  great  sensibility;  easily  affected  or  moved 
  as  a  feeling  heart. 
 
  2.  Expressive  of  great  sensibility;  attended  by  or  evincing, 
  sensibility;  as  he  made  a  feeling  representation  of  his 
  wrongs. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Feeling  \Feel"ing\,  n. 
  1.  The  sense  by  which  the  mind,  through  certain  nerves  of  the 
  body,  perceives  external  objects,  or  certain  states  of  the 
  body  itself  that  one  of  the  five  senses  which  resides  in 
  the  general  nerves  of  sensation  distributed  over  the  body, 
  especially  in  its  surface;  the  sense  of  touch;  nervous 
  sensibility  to  external  objects. 
 
  Why  was  the  sight  To  such  a  tender  ball  as  the  eye 
  confined,  .  .  .  And  not  as  feeling,  through  all 
  parts  diffused?  --Milton. 
 
  2.  An  act  or  state  of  perception  by  the  sense  above 
  described;  an  act  of  apprehending  any  object  whatever;  an 
  act  or  state  of  apprehending  the  state  of  the  soul  itself 
  consciousness. 
 
  The  apprehension  of  the  good  Gives  but  the  greater 
  feeling  to  the  worse.  --Shak. 
 
  3.  The  capacity  of  the  soul  for  emotional  states;  a  high 
  degree  of  susceptibility  to  emotions  or  states  of  the 
  sensibility  not  dependent  on  the  body;  as  a  man  of 
  feeling;  a  man  destitute  of  feeling. 
 
  4.  Any  state  or  condition  of  emotion;  the  exercise  of  the 
  capacity  for  emotion;  any  mental  state  whatever;  as  a 
  right  or  a  wrong  feeling  in  the  heart;  our  angry  or  kindly 
  feelings;  a  feeling  of  pride  or  of  humility. 
 
  A  fellow  feeling  makes  one  wondrous  kind  --Garrick. 
 
  Tenderness  for  the  feelings  of  others  --Macaulay. 
 
  5.  That  quality  of  a  work  of  art  which  embodies  the  mental 
  emotion  of  the  artist,  and  is  calculated  to  affect 
  similarly  the  spectator.  --Fairholt. 
 
  Syn:  Sensation;  emotion;  passion;  sentiment;  agitation; 
  opinion.  See  {Emotion},  {Passion},  {Sentiment}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  feeling 
  n  1:  the  psychological  feature  of  experiencing  affective  and 
  emotional  states;  "he  had  a  feeling  of  euphoria" 
  2:  a  vague  idea  in  which  some  confidence  is  placed;  "his 
  impression  of  her  was  favorable";  "what  are  your  feelings 
  about  the  crisis?";  "it  strengthened  my  belief  in  his 
  sincerity"  [syn:  {impression},  {belief},  {notion}] 
  3:  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},  {feel},  {flavor},  {look},  {smell}] 
  4:  the  perception  of  tactual  or  proprioceptive  or  gut 
  sensations;  "he  relied  on  somesthesia  to  warn  him  of 
  pressure  changes";  "he  had  a  queasy  feeling"  [syn:  {somesthesia}, 
  {somaesthesia},  {somatesthesia},  {somatic  sensation}] 
  5:  the  sensation  produced  by  pressure  receptors  in  the  skin; 
  "she  likes  the  touch  of  silk  on  her  skin";  "the  surface 
  had  a  greasy  feeling"  [syn:  {touch},  {touch  sensation},  {tactual 
  sensation},  {tactile  sensation}] 
  6:  manual-genital  stimulation;  "the  girls  hated  it  when  he 
  tried  to  sneak  a  feel"  [syn:  {feel}] 
  7:  actively  exploring  with  the  hands;  "he  was  feeling  for  the 
  light  switch" 




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