Feal vs. Feel - What's the difference?

Wiktionary

  • Feal (adjective)

    Cosy; clean; neat.

  • Feal (adjective)

    Comfortable; cosy; safe.

  • Feal (adjective)

    Smooth; soft; downy; velvety.

  • Feal (adjective)

    faithful, loyal

  • Feal (adverb)

    In a feal manner.

  • Feal (verb)

    To hide.

  • Feal (verb)

    To press on, advance.

    "ux|en|Durst none of them further feal. (Mannyng's Chronicle)"

  • Feal (noun)

    alternative form of fail piece of turf cut from grassland

  • Feel (verb)

    To use the sense of touch.

  • Feel (verb)

    To become aware of through the skin; to use the sense of touch on.

    "You can feel a heartbeat if you put your fingers on your breast."

    "I felt cold and miserable all night."

  • Feel (verb)

    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."

  • Feel (verb)

    To receive information by touch or by any neurons other than those responsible for sight, smell, taste, or hearing.

  • Feel (verb)

    To sense or think emotionally or judgmentally.

  • Feel (verb)

    To search by sense of touch.

    "He felt for the light switch in the dark."

  • Feel (verb)

    To experience an emotion or other mental state about.

    "I can feel the sadness in his poems."

  • Feel (verb)

    To think, believe, or have an impression concerning.

    "I feel that we need to try harder."

  • Feel (verb)

    To experience an emotion or other mental state.

    "He obviously feels strongly about it."

    "She felt even more upset when she heard the details."

  • Feel (verb)

    To be or become aware of.

  • Feel (verb)

    To experience the consequences of.

    "Feel my wrath!"

  • Feel (verb)

    To seem (through touch or otherwise).

    "It looks like wood, but it feels more like plastic."

    "This is supposed to be a party, but it feels more like a funeral!"

  • Feel (verb)

    To understand.

    "I don't want you back here, ya feel me?"

  • Feel (noun)

    A quality of an object experienced by touch.

    "Bark has a rough feel."

  • Feel (noun)

    A vague mental impression.

    "You should get a feel of the area before moving in."

  • Feel (noun)

    An act of fondling.

    "She gave me a quick feel to show that she loves me."

  • Feel (noun)

    A vague understanding.

    "I'm getting a feel for what you mean."

  • Feel (noun)

    An intuitive ability.

    "She has a feel for music."

  • Feel (noun)

    Alternative form of feeling.

    "I know that feel."

  • Feel (pronoun)

    alternative form of fele

  • Feel (adjective)

    alternative form of fele

  • Feel (adverb)

    alternative form of fele

Oxford Dictionary

  • Feel (verb)

    be aware of (a person or object) through touching or being touched

    "she felt someone touch her shoulder"

    "you can feel the soft grass beneath your feet"

  • Feel (verb)

    be aware of (something happening) through physical sensation

    "she felt the ground give way beneath her"

  • Feel (verb)

    examine or search by touch

    "he touched her head and felt her hair"

    "he felt around for the matches"

  • Feel (verb)

    be capable of sensation

    "the dead cannot feel"

  • Feel (verb)

    give a sensation of a particular physical quality when touched

    "the wool feels soft"

  • Feel (verb)

    investigate something cautiously

    "they want to feel out the situation"

  • Feel (verb)

    fondle someone surreptitiously and without their consent, for one's own sexual stimulation.

  • Feel (verb)

    experience (an emotion or sensation)

    "she started to feel really sick"

    "it felt odd to be alone again"

    "we feel very strongly about freedom of expression"

    "I felt a sense of excitement"

  • Feel (verb)

    consider oneself to be in a particular state or exhibiting particular qualities

    "she felt such a fool"

    "he doesn't feel obliged to visit every weekend"

  • Feel (verb)

    have the strength and energy to do or deal with

    "after the accident she didn't feel up to driving"

  • Feel (verb)

    be healthy and well

    "Ruth was not quite feeling herself"

  • Feel (verb)

    be strongly affected by

    "he didn't feel the loss of his mother so keenly"

    "investors who have felt the effects of the recession"

  • Feel (verb)

    have compassion for

    "poor woman—I do feel for her"

  • Feel (verb)

    have a belief or impression, especially without an identifiable reason

    "she felt that the woman positively disliked her"

  • Feel (verb)

    hold an opinion

    "I felt I could make a useful contribution"

  • Feel (noun)

    an act of touching something to examine it.

  • Feel (noun)

    the sense of touch

    "he worked by feel rather than using his eyes"

  • Feel (noun)

    a sensation given by an object or material when touched

    "nylon cloth with a cotton feel"

  • Feel (noun)

    the impression given by something

    "a cafe with a cosmopolitan feel"

  • Feel (noun)

    feelings of heightened emotion

    "fans will undoubtedly get the feels when they see how things haven't changed"

    "I cry at everything, even the types of movies you wouldn't expect to give you all the feels"

Webster Dictionary

  • Feal (adjective)

    Faithful; loyal.

  • Feel

    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.

  • Feel

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

  • Feel

    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.

  • Feel

    To take internal cognizance of; to be conscious of; to have an inward persuasion of.

  • Feel

    To perceive; to observe.

  • Feel (verb)

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

  • Feel (verb)

    To have the sensibilities moved or affected.

  • Feel (verb)

    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.

  • Feel (verb)

    To know with feeling; to be conscious; hence, to know certainly or without misgiving.

  • Feel (verb)

    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.

  • Feel (noun)

    Feeling; perception.

  • Feel (noun)

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

Princeton's WordNet

  • Feel (noun)

    an intuitive awareness;

    "he has a feel for animals"

    "it's easy when you get the feel of it"

  • Feel (noun)

    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"

  • Feel (noun)

    a property perceived by touch

  • Feel (noun)

    manual-genital stimulation for sexual pleasure;

    "the girls hated it when he tried to sneak a feel"

  • Feel (verb)

    undergo an emotional sensation;

    "She felt resentful"

    "He felt regret"

  • Feel (verb)

    come to believe on the basis of emotion, intuitions, or indefinite grounds;

    "I feel that he doesn't like me"

    "I find him to be obnoxious"

    "I found the movie rather entertaining"

  • Feel (verb)

    perceive by a physical sensation, e.g., coming from the skin or muscles;

    "He felt the wind"

    "She felt an object brushing her arm"

    "He felt his flesh crawl"

    "She felt the heat when she got out of the car"

  • Feel (verb)

    seem with respect to a given sensation given;

    "My cold is gone--I feel fine today"

    "She felt tired after the long hike"

  • Feel (verb)

    have a feeling or perception about oneself in reaction to someone's behavior or attitude;

    "She felt small and insignificant"

    "You make me feel naked"

    "I made the students feel different about themselves"

  • Feel (verb)

    undergo passive experience of:

    "We felt the effects of inflation"

    "her fingers felt their way through the string quartet"

    "she felt his contempt of her"

  • Feel (verb)

    be felt or perceived in a certain way;

    "The ground feels shaky"

    "The sheets feel soft"

  • Feel (verb)

    grope or feel in search of something;

    "He felt for his wallet"

  • Feel (verb)

    examine by touch;

    "Feel this soft cloth!"

    "The customer fingered the sweater"

  • Feel (verb)

    examine (a body part) by palpation;

    "The nurse palpated the patient's stomach"

    "The runner felt her pulse"

  • Feel (verb)

    find by testing or cautious exploration;

    "He felt his way around the dark room"

  • Feel (verb)

    produce a certain impression;

    "It feels nice to be home again"

  • Feel (verb)

    pass one's hands over the sexual organs of;

    "He felt the girl in the movie theater"

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