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King James Dictionary
FEEL, pret. and pp. felt. L. palpo. the primary sense is to touch, to pat, to strike gently, or to press, as is evident from the L. palpito, and other derivatives of palp. If so, the word seems to be allied to L. pello.
1. To perceive by the touch to have sensation excited by contact of a thing with the body or limbs.
Suffer me that I may feel the pillars. Judges 16 .
Come near, I pray thee, that I may feel thee, my son.
Genesis 27 .
2. To have the sense of to suffer or enjoy as, to feel pain to feel pleasure.
3. To experience to suffer.
Whoso keepeth the commandments shall feel no evil thing. Ecclesiastes 8 .
4. To be affected by to perceive mentally as, to feel grief or woe.
Would I had never trod this English earth, or felt the flatteies that grow upon it.
5. To know to be acquainted with to have a real and just view of.
For then, and not till then, he felt himself.
6. To touch to handle with or without of.
Feel this piece of silk, or feel of it.
To feel, or to feel out, is to try to sound to search for to explore as, to feel or feel out one's opinions or designs.
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 18 .
1. To have perception by the touch, or by the contact of any substance with the body.
2. To have the sensibility or the passions moved or excited. The good man feels for the woes of others.
3. To give perception to excite sensation.
Blind men say black feels rough, and white feels smooth.
So, we say, a thing feels soft or hard, or it feels hot or cold.
4. To have perception mentally as, to feel hurt to feel grieved to feel unwilling.
FEEL, n. The sense of feeling, or the perception caused by the touch. The difference of tumors may be ascertained by the feel. Argillaceous stones may sometimes be known by the feel. In America, feeling is more generally used but the use of feel is not uncommon.
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