noun \ˈfelt\

: a soft, heavy cloth made by pressing together fibers of wool, cotton, or other materials

Full Definition of FELT

a :  a cloth made of wool and fur often mixed with natural or synthetic fibers through the action of heat, moisture, chemicals, and pressure
b :  a firm woven cloth of wool or cotton heavily napped and shrunk
:  an article made of felt
:  a material resembling felt: as
a :  a heavy paper of organic or asbestos fibers impregnated with asphalt and used in building construction
b :  semirigid pressed fiber insulation used in building
felt·like adjective

Examples of FELT

  1. She made her son's costume from scraps of felt.

Origin of FELT

Middle English, from Old English; akin to Old High German filz felt, Latin pellere to drive, beat
First Known Use: before 12th century

Rhymes with FELT



Definition of FELT

transitive verb
:  to make out of or cover with felt
:  to cause to adhere and mat together
:  to make into felt or a similar substance

First Known Use of FELT

14th century


Definition of FELT

past and past participle of feel


   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of FELT

past and past part of feel


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