felt

noun
\ ˈfelt How to pronounce felt (audio) \

Definition of felt

 (Entry 1 of 3)

1a : 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

felt

verb
felted; felting; felts

Definition of felt (Entry 2 of 3)

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

felt

Definition of felt (Entry 3 of 3)

past tense and past participle of feel

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Other Words from felt

Noun

feltlike adjective

Examples of felt in a Sentence

Noun She made her son's costume from scraps of felt.
Recent Examples on the Web: Noun The body of the toy is made from a wool-blend felt and the filling is stuffed with organic catnip, because your cat deserves only the finer things in life. Melissa Epifano, PEOPLE.com, 27 Aug. 2021 Franzon’s ambition is that the felt will earn an overwhelmingly positive reception post-launch too. Amy Nguyen, Forbes, 18 June 2021 His take on a 19th-century Quaker cloak drapes heavily on a mannequin, swallowing its torso and limbs in swaths of heavy felt. BostonGlobe.com, 25 June 2021 So the syndicate alights from the sprawling green felt of the pub pool table to the sprawling green fields of the racetrack. Katie Walsh, Los Angeles Times, 19 May 2021 My hope is that folks who previously had their head in the sand about these issues of food insecurity and injustice have a felt the tiniest pinch themselves, and will be committed to partnering with all of us to make that necessary change. Eve Turow-paul, Forbes, 9 Mar. 2021 And neither was her intense, ruthless play with a cue stick around a table covered in green felt. Dana Hunsinger Benbow, The Indianapolis Star, 11 Mar. 2021 The Mohawk, because of its thick felt, is hard to trim without a strong cutting tool. Matt Jancer, Wired, 3 Jan. 2021 The reactions inspired her to hand make a felt, comfort pet named RileyDawg and later start the online craft business SmileyHugs. oregonlive, 12 May 2020 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb Scott Smith, the president of St. Anthony's, told CNN that not only has the hospital experienced a record number of Covid-19 hospitalizations, but the entire BayCare health care system has felt the latest surge. Randi Kaye And Travis Caldwell, CNN, 11 Sep. 2021 Every waking hour of every day for the past 20 years, Alyson Low has felt a sense that things were not right. Bill Bowden, Arkansas Online, 11 Sep. 2021 And in recent years, amid the growing influence of the Islamic State group propaganda and promises, the soldiers returning from Syria and Iraq have felt inspired to target their home countries in Europe, sowing alarm among European governments. Barry Hatton, ajc, 10 Sep. 2021 As stated above, since Texas, this hasn’t felt like a title-winning year for Dixon. Nathan Brown, The Indianapolis Star, 10 Sep. 2021 Outside of normal fan shenanigans on social media and the message boards, this week has felt pretty normal, pretty tame, like most any other game week, which by general rivalry standards, has been pretty dull. Josh Newman, The Salt Lake Tribune, 10 Sep. 2021 And in recent years, amid the growing influence of the Islamic State group propaganda and promises, the soldiers returning from Syria and Iraq have felt inspired to target their home countries in Europe, sowing alarm among European governments. BostonGlobe.com, 10 Sep. 2021 The experience is one Traylor has never felt in person. Greg Luca, San Antonio Express-News, 9 Sep. 2021 That message has never felt clearer than in this season. Eric Vilas-boas And John Maher, Vulture, 9 Sep. 2021

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First Known Use of felt

Noun

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

Verb

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for felt

Noun

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

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The first known use of felt was before the 12th century

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2 Sep 2021

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“Felt.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/felt. Accessed 24 Sep. 2021.

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More Definitions for felt

felt

noun

English Language Learners Definition of felt

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

felt

noun
\ ˈfelt How to pronounce felt (audio) \

Kids Definition of felt

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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

felt

Kids Definition of felt (Entry 2 of 2)

past tense and past participle of feel

felt

Medical Definition of felt

past and past part of feel

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