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Now and then it's good to pause in our pursuit of happiness and just be happy.
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Etymology

From Old English fēlan

Pronunciation

Verb

Infinitive
to feel

Third person singular
feels

Simple past
felt

Past participle
-

Present participle
feeling

to feel (third-person singular simple present feels, present participle feeling, simple past and past participle felt)
  1. (transitive) To become aware of through the skin; to use the sense of touch.
    You can feel a heartbeat if you put your fingers on your breast.
  2. (transitive) To have a sensation of something without the use of touch, sight, hearing, smell, or taste.
    I can feel the sadness in his poems.
  3. (transitive) To find one's way (literally or figuratively) by touching or using cautious movements.
    I felt my way through the darkened room.
    I felt my way cautiously through the dangerous business maneuver.
  4. (transitive) To be or become aware of.
  5. (transitive) To experience emotion concerning.
  6. (transitive) To experience the consequences of.
    Feel my wrath!
  7. (transitive) To think, believe, or have an impression concerning.
    I feel that we need to try harder.
  8. (intransitive) To receive information by touch or by any neurons other than those responsible for sight, smell, taste, or hearing.
  9. (intransitive) To grope; to examine by touch.
    He felt for the light switch in the dark.
  10. (intransitive) To perceive a state of mind or of body.
    It looks like wood, but it feels more like plastic.
  11. (intransitive) To sympathise.
    I feel for you and your plight
Translations
Usage notes
  • I feel bad. means either I seem to myself to be sick. or I am full of regret.
  • I feel badly. means I have trouble experiencing emotions. or I am not able to use the sense of touch well.

Derived terms

Translations
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Noun

Singular
feel

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  1. A quality of an object experienced by touch.
    Bark has a rough feel.
  2. A vague mental impression.
    You should get a feel of the area before moving in.
  3. An act of fondling.
    She gave me a quick feel to show that she loves me.
  4. A vague understanding
    I'm getting a feel for what you mean.
  5. An intuitive ability
    She has a feel for music.

Derived terms


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Noun

feel (plural feeloj)

  1. mallard, Anas platyrhyncus

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