Feeling

4 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Feel \Feel\ (f[=e]l), verb (used with an object) [imp. & p. p. {Felt} (f[e^]lt); p. pr. & vb. n. {Feeling}.] [AS. f[=e]lan; akin to OS. gif[=o]lian to perceive, D. voelen to feel, OHG. fuolen, G. f["u]hlen, Icel. f[=a]lma to grope, and prob. to AS. folm palm 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 sensitive 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 The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Feeling \Feel"ing\, adjective

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 The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Feeling \Feel"ing\, noun

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) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

feeling

noun

1: the experiencing of affective and emotional states; "she had a feeling of euphoria"; "he had terrible feelings of guilt"; "I disliked him and the feeling was mutual"

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"; "I had a feeling that she was lying" [syn: {impression}, {feeling}, {belief}, {notion}, {opinion}]

3: the general atmosphere of a place or situation and the effect that it has on people; "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}, {feeling}, {flavor}, {flavour}, {look}, {smell}]

4: a physical sensation that you experience; "he had a queasy feeling"; "I had a strange feeling in my leg"; "he lost all feeling in his arm"

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}, {feeling}]

6: an intuitive understanding of something; "he had a great feeling for music" [syn: {feeling}, {intuitive feeling}]


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