American English

Definition of feel noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1the feel the feeling you get when you touch something or are touched You can tell it's silk by the feel. She loved the feel of the sun on her skin.
  2. 2an act of feeling or touching I had a feel of the material.
  3. impression
  4. 3the impression that is created by a place, situation, etc.; atmosphere It's a big city but it has the feel of a small town. The room has a comfortable feel to it. There is an international feel to the restaurant.
  5. Idioms
    cop a feel (informal)
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    to touch someone in a sexual way, especially without their permission
    get the feel of something/of doing something
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    to become familiar with something or with doing something I haven't got the feel of the brakes in this car yet.
    have a feel for something
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    to have an understanding of something or be naturally good at doing it She has a real feel for languages.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: feel