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felt

noun \ ˈfelt \
Updated on: 19 Nov 2017

Definition of felt

1 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
2 : an article made of felt
3 : a material resembling felt: such 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

feltlike

adjective

Examples of felt in a Sentence

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

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Origin and Etymology of felt

Middle English, from Old English; akin to Old High German filz felt, Latin pellere to drive, beat


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felt

verb

Definition of felt

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

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First Known Use of felt

14th century


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felt

Definition of felt

  • past tense and past participle of feel

FELT Defined for English Language Learners

felt

noun

Definition of felt for English Language Learners

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


FELT Defined for Kids

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felt

noun \ ˈfelt \

Definition of felt for Students

: a soft heavy cloth made by rolling and pressing fibers together

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felt

Definition of felt for Students

  • past tense and past participle of feel

Medical Dictionary

felt

medical Definition of felt

  • past and past part of feel


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