feel·ing /ˈfɪlɪŋ/ 名詞
Feel v. t. [imp. & p. p. Felt p. pr. & vb. n. Feeling.]
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.
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.]
To feel the helm Naut., to obey it.
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.
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.
Syn: -- Sensation; emotion; passion; sentiment; agitation; opinion. See Emotion, Passion, Sentiment.
n 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,
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, 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]
6: an intuitive understanding of something; "he had a great
feeling for music" [syn: intuitive feeling]