1. (v. t.) 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.

2. (v. t.) To touch; to handle; to examine by touching; as, feel this piece of silk; hence, to make trial of; to test; often with out.

3. (v. t.) To perceive by the mind; to have a sense of; to experience; to be affected by; to be sensible of, or sensitive to; as, to feel pleasure; to feel pain.

4. (v. t.) To take internal cognizance of; to be conscious of; to have an inward persuasion of.

5. (v. t.) To perceive; to observe.

6. (v. i.) To have perception by the touch, or by contact of anything with the nerves of sensation, especially those upon the surface of the body.

7. (v. i.) To have the sensibilities moved or affected.

8. (v. i.) 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.

9. (v. i.) To know with feeling; to be conscious; hence, to know certainly or without misgiving.

10. (v. i.) 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.

11. (n.) Feeling; perception.

12. (n.) A sensation communicated by touching; impression made upon one who touches or handles; as, this leather has a greasy feel.

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