To feel after
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. [1913 Webster]

2. To have the sensibilities moved or affected. [1913 Webster]

[She] feels with the dignity of a Roman matron. --Burke. [1913 Webster]

And mine as man, who feel for all mankind. --Pope. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

I then did feel full sick. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

4. To know with feeling; to be conscious; hence, to know certainly or without misgiving. [1913 Webster]

Garlands . . . which I feel I am not worthy yet to wear. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

Blind men say black feels rough, and white feels smooth. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

{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. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • To feel of — 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. [1913 Webster] 2. To have the sensibilities moved or affected. [1913 Webster] [She] feels… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • feel after — (Bible) To search for • • • Main Entry: ↑feel …   Useful english dictionary

  • feel after — 1. Search for (by the touch), try to find (as in the dark). 2. Search diligently for, inquire after with longing …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • Much Too Young (To Feel This Damn Old) — Single by Garth Brooks from the album Garth Brooks B side Alabama Clay Released March 6, 1989 …   Wikipedia

  • Just to Feel That Way — Infobox Single Name = Just to Feel That Way Caption = Artist = Taylor Hicks from Album = Taylor Hicks A side = B side = Released = February 5, 2007 Format = Recorded = October November 2006, EMBLEM/Castle Oaks, Calabasas, California Genre = Blue… …   Wikipedia

  • 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. [1913 Webster] 2. To have the sensibilities moved or affected. [1913 Webster] [She] feels with… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • feel — /feel/, v., felt, feeling, n. v.t. 1. to perceive or examine by touch. 2. to have a sensation of (something), other than by sight, hearing, taste, or smell: to feel a toothache. 3. to find or pursue (one s way) by touching, groping, or cautious… …   Universalium

  • feel sick — phrase to feel that food that you have eaten is going to come out of your stomach through your mouth The thought of losing his child made him feel physically sick. Thesaurus: feeling sick and vomitinghyponym general words for illnesses, diseases… …   Useful english dictionary

  • feel more like yourself — feel (more) like (yourself) to feel as healthy or happy as you usually are. After the accident, it took a year for me to feel like myself again. Usage notes: often not feel like yourself to feel ill or upset: When she woke up in the morning, she… …   New idioms dictionary

  • feel more like — feel (more) like (yourself) to feel as healthy or happy as you usually are. After the accident, it took a year for me to feel like myself again. Usage notes: often not feel like yourself to feel ill or upset: When she woke up in the morning, she… …   New idioms dictionary

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”