1 touch, see, note, sense, perceive, experience, determine; handle, manipulate, finger:
Feel how rough the skin is at this spot.
2 stroke, caress, pet, fondle:
I like to feel a bare carpet with my toes.
3 sense, be conscious of, perceive, be aware or sensible of, experience:
I could feel the heat of the fire across the room.
4 sense, believe, think, perceive, judge, consider, deem, know, discern, intuit, Colloq get or have the impression, have a hunch, guess, have a (funny) feeling, feel in one's bones:
I feel I have outstayed my welcome.
5 undergo, sense, suffer, bear, endure, withstand, stand, abide, brook, tolerate, go through:
Let the other team feel the agony of defeat for a change.
6 seem, appear, strike one, give the impression, have a or the feeling:
It felt as if a great weight has been lifted from me. It feels like old times. That feels silky.
7 seem to be, be, regard or characterize oneself as, take oneself to be:
I feel certain that we've met before. I felt a perfect fool.
8 feel for. sympathize or empathize with, commiserate with, bleed for, be sorry for, pity, have compassion for:
She feels for all mothers whose sons have died.
9 feel like. incline or lean to or towards, prefer, fancy, want, desire, crave:
I feel like a cup of hot tea.
10 texture, surface, sensation, touch, finish:
This wood has the feel of satin.
11 feeling, air, atmosphere, climate, ambience, sense, note, tone, quality:
It's so cosy here - it has the feel of home.