HOME
SIGN UP LOGIN
https://1828.mshaffer.com
Saturday - December 15, 2018

In my view, the Christian religion is the most important and one of the first things in which all children, under a free government ought to be instructed... No truth is more evident to my mind than that the Christian religion must be the basis of any government intended to secure the rights and privileges of a free people.
- Preface

1828 Noah Webster Dictionary
  A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z   <3

Search, browse, and study this dictionary to learn more about the early American, Christian language.

1828.mshaffer.comWord [feel]

0
0
Cite this! Share Definition on Facebook Share Definition on Twitter Simple Definition Word-definition Evolution

feel

FEEL, v.t. pret. and pp. felt. [L. palpo. the primary sense is to touch, to pat, to strike gently, or to press, as is evident from the L. palpito, and other derivatives of palp. If so, the word seems to be allied to L. pello.]

1. To perceive by the touch; to have sensation excited by contact of a thing with the body or limbs.

Suffer me that I may feel the pillars. Judges 16.

Come near, I pray thee, that I may feel thee, my son.

Gen. 27.

2. To have the sense of; to suffer or enjoy; as, to feel pain; to feel pleasure.

3. To experience; to suffer.

Whoso keepeth the commandments shall feel no evil thing. Eccles. 8.

4. To be affected by; to perceive mentally; as, to feel grief or woe.

Would I had never trod this English earth, or felt the flatteies that grow upon it.

5. To know; to be acquainted with; to have a real and just view of.

For then, and not till then, he felt himself.

6. To touch; to handle; with or without of.

Feel this piece of silk, or feel of it.

To feel, or to feel out, is to try; to sound; to search for; to explore; as, to feel or feel out one's opinions or designs.

To feel after, to search for; to seek to find; to seek as a person groping in the dark.

If haply they might feel after him, and find him. Acts 18.

FEEL, v.i.

1. To have perception by the touch, or by the contact of any substance with the body.

2. To have the sensibility or the passions moved or excited. The good man feels for the woes of others.

3. To give perception; to excite sensation.

Blind men say black feels rough, and white feels smooth.

So, we say, a thing feels soft or hard, or it feels hot or cold.

4. To have perception mentally; as, to feel hurt; to feel grieved; to feel unwilling.

FEEL, n. The sense of feeling, or the perception caused by the touch. The difference of tumors may be ascertained by the feel. Argillaceous stones may sometimes be known by the feel. [In America, feeling is more generally used; but the use of feel is not uncommon.]




Evolution (or devolution) of this word [feel]

1828 Webster1844 Webster1913 Webster

FEEL, v.t. pret. and pp. felt. [L. palpo. the primary sense is to touch, to pat, to strike gently, or to press, as is evident from the L. palpito, and other derivatives of palp. If so, the word seems to be allied to L. pello.]

1. To perceive by the touch; to have sensation excited by contact of a thing with the body or limbs.

Suffer me that I may feel the pillars. Judges 16.

Come near, I pray thee, that I may feel thee, my son.

Gen. 27.

2. To have the sense of; to suffer or enjoy; as, to feel pain; to feel pleasure.

3. To experience; to suffer.

Whoso keepeth the commandments shall feel no evil thing. Eccles. 8.

4. To be affected by; to perceive mentally; as, to feel grief or woe.

Would I had never trod this English earth, or felt the flatteies that grow upon it.

5. To know; to be acquainted with; to have a real and just view of.

For then, and not till then, he felt himself.

6. To touch; to handle; with or without of.

Feel this piece of silk, or feel of it.

To feel, or to feel out, is to try; to sound; to search for; to explore; as, to feel or feel out one's opinions or designs.

To feel after, to search for; to seek to find; to seek as a person groping in the dark.

If haply they might feel after him, and find him. Acts 18.

FEEL, v.i.

1. To have perception by the touch, or by the contact of any substance with the body.

2. To have the sensibility or the passions moved or excited. The good man feels for the woes of others.

3. To give perception; to excite sensation.

Blind men say black feels rough, and white feels smooth.

So, we say, a thing feels soft or hard, or it feels hot or cold.

4. To have perception mentally; as, to feel hurt; to feel grieved; to feel unwilling.

FEEL, n. The sense of feeling, or the perception caused by the touch. The difference of tumors may be ascertained by the feel. Argillaceous stones may sometimes be known by the feel. [In America, feeling is more generally used; but the use of feel is not uncommon.]


FEEL, n.

The sense of feeling, or the perception caused by the touch. The difference of tumors may be ascertained by the feel. Argillaccous stones may sometimes be known by the feel. [In America, feeling is more generally used; but the use of feel is not uncommon.]


FEEL, v.i.

  1. To have perception by the touch, or by the contact of any substance with the body.
  2. To have the sensibility or the passions moved or excited. The good man feels for the woes of others. Man, who feels for all mankind. Pope.
  3. To give perception; to excite sensation. Blind men say black feels rough, and white feels smooth. Dryden. So we say, a thing feels soft or hard, or it feels hot or cold.
  4. To have perception mentally; as, to feel hurt; to feel grieved; to feel unwilling.

FEEL, v.t. [pret. and pp. felt. Sax. felan, fælan, gefelan; G. fühlen; D. voelen; allied probably to L. palpo. Qu. W. pwyllaw, to impel. The primary sense is to touch, to pat, to strike gently, or to press, as is evident from the L. palpito, and other derivatives of palpo. If so, the word seems to be allied to L. pello. See Class Bl, No. 8.]

  1. To perceive by the touch; to have sensation excited by contact of a thing with the body or limbs. Suffer me that I may feel the pillars. Judges xvi. Come near, I pray thee, that I may feel thee, my son. Gen. xxvii.
  2. To have the sense of; to suffer or enjoy; as, to feet pain; to feel pleasure.
  3. To experience, to suffer. Whoso keepeth the commandments shall feel no evil thing. Eccles. viii.
  4. To be affected by; to perceive mentally; as, to feel grief or woe. Would I had never trod this English earth, / Or felt the flatteries that grow upon it. Shak.
  5. To know; to be acquainted with; to have a real and just view of. For then, and not till then, he felt himself. Shak.
  6. To touch; to handle; with or without of. Feel this piece of silk, or feel of it. To feel, or to feel out, is to try; to sound; to search for; to explore; as, to feel or feel out one's opinions or designs. To feel after, to search for; to seek to find; to seek as a person groping in the dark. If haply they might feel after him, and find him. Acts xvii.

Feel
  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.

    Who feel
    Those rods of scorpions and those whips of steel.
    Creecn.

  2. To have perception by the touch, or by contact of anything with the nerves of sensation, especially those upon the surface of the body.
  3. Feeling; perception.

    [R.]

    To intercept and have a more kindly feel of its genial warmth. Hazlitt.

  4. To touch; to handle; to examine by touching; as, feel this piece of silk;

    hen
  5. To have the sensibilities moved or affected.

    [She] feels with the dignity of a Roman matron. Burke.

    And mine as man, who feel for all mankind. Pope.

  6. A sensation communicated by touching; impression made upon one who touches or handles; as, this leather has a greasy feel.

    The difference between these two tumors will be distinguished by the feel. S. Sharp.

  7. 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.

  8. To be conscious of an inward impression, state of mind, persuasion, physical condition, etc.; to perceive one's self to be; -- followed by an adjective describing the state, etc.; as, to feel assured, grieved, persuaded.

    I then did feel full sick. Shak.

  9. 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.

  10. To know with feeling; to be conscious; hence, to know certainly or without misgiving.

    Garlands . . . which I feel
    I am not worthy yet to wear.
    Shak.

  11. To perceive; to observe.

    [Obs.] Chaucer.

    To feel the helm (Naut.), to obey it.

  12. To appear to the touch; to give a perception; to produce an impression by the nerves of sensation; -- followed by an adjective describing the kind of sensation.

    Blind men say black feels rough, and white feels smooth. Dryden.

    To feel after, to search for; to seek to find; to seek as a person groping in the dark. "If haply they might feel after him, and find him." Acts xvii. 27.

    -- To feel of, to examine by touching.

1828 Webster1844 Webster1913 Webster

Thank you for visiting!

  • Our goal is to try and improve the quality of the digital form of this dictionary being historically true and accurate to the first American dictionary. Read more ...
  • Below you will find three sketches from a talented artist and friend depicting Noah Webster at work. Please tell us what you think.
Divine Study
  • Divine StudyDivine Study
    Divine Study
Window of Reflection
  • Window of ReflectionWindow of Reflection
    Window of Reflection
Enlightening Grace
  • Enlightening GraceEnlightening Grace
    Enlightening Grace

73

574

64

622

87

610
Feel

FEEL, verb transitive preterit tense and participle passive felt. [Latin palpo. the primary sense is to touch, to pat, to strike gently, or to press, as is evident from the Latin palpito, and other derivatives of palp. If so, the word seems to be allied to Latin pello.]

1. To perceive by the touch; to have sensation excited by contact of a thing with the body or limbs.

Suffer me that I may feel the pillars. Judges 16:26.

Come near, I pray thee, that I may feel thee, my son.

Genesis 27:12.

2. To have the sense of; to suffer or enjoy; as, to feel pain; to feel pleasure.

3. To experience; to suffer.

Whoso keepeth the commandments shall feel no evil thing. Ecclesiastes 8:5.

4. To be affected by; to perceive mentally; as, to feel grief or woe.

Would I had never trod this English earth, or felt the flatteies that grow upon it.

5. To know; to be acquainted with; to have a real and just view of.

For then, and not till then, he felt himself.

6. To touch; to handle; with or without of.

FEEL this piece of silk, or feel of it.

To feel or to feel out, is to try; to sound; to search for; to explore; as, to feel or feel out one's opinions or designs.

To feel after, to search for; to seek to find; to seek as a person groping in the dark.

If haply they might feel after him, and find him. Acts 18:1.

FEEL, verb intransitive

1. To have perception by the touch, or by the contact of any substance with the body.

2. To have the sensibility or the passions moved or excited. The good man feels for the woes of others.

3. To give perception; to excite sensation.

Blind men say black feels rough, and white feels smooth.

So, we say, a thing feels soft or hard, or it feels hot or cold.

4. To have perception mentally; as, to feel hurt; to feel grieved; to feel unwilling.

FEEL, noun The sense of feeling, or the perception caused by the touch. The difference of tumors may be ascertained by the feel Argillaceous stones may sometimes be known by the feel [In America, feeling is more generally used; but the use of feel is not uncommon.]

Why 1828?

0
2
 


I like the religious aspect of the dictionary.

— Judy (Moore, SC)

Word of the Day

importance

IMPORT'ANCE, n.

1. Weight; consequence; a bearing on some interest; that quality of any thing by which it may affect a measure, interest or result. The education of youth is of great importance to a free government. A religious education is of infinite importance to every human being.

2. Weight or consequence in the scale of being.

Thy own importance know.

Nor bound thy narrow views to things below.

3. Weight or consequence in self-estimation.

He believes himself a man of importance.

4. Thing implied; matter; subject; importunity. [In these senses, obsolete.]

Random Word

flourishing

FLOURISHING, ppr. or a. flur'ishing. Thriving; prosperous; increasing; making a show.

Noah's 1828 Dictionary

First dictionary of the American Language!

Noah Webster, the Father of American Christian education, wrote the first American dictionary and established a system of rules to govern spelling, grammar, and reading. This master linguist understood the power of words, their definitions, and the need for precise word usage in communication to maintain independence. Webster used the Bible as the foundation for his definitions.

This standard reference tool will greatly assist students of all ages in their studies.

No other dictionary compares with the Webster's 1828 dictionary. The English language has changed again and again and in many instances has become corrupt. The American Dictionary of the English Language is based upon God's written word, for Noah Webster used the Bible as the foundation for his definitions. This standard reference tool will greatly assist students of all ages in their studies. From American History to literature, from science to the Word of God, this dictionary is a necessity. For homeschoolers as well as avid Bible students it is easy, fast, and sophisticated.


Regards,


monte

{x:

Project:: 1828 Reprint










Hard-cover Edition

155

306

Compact Edition

124

106

CD-ROM

102

82

* As a note, I have purchased each of these products. In fact, as we have been developing the Project:: 1828 Reprint, I have purchased several of the bulky hard-cover dictionaries. My opinion is that the 2000-page hard-cover edition is the only good viable solution at this time. The compact edition was a bit disappointing and the CD-ROM as well.



[ + ]
Add Search To Your Site


Our goal is to convert the facsimile dictionary (PDF available: v1 and v2) to reprint it and make it digitally available in several formats.

Overview of Project

  1. Image dissection
  2. Text Emulation
  3. Dictionary Formatting
  4. Digital Applications
  5. Reprint

Please visit our friends:

{ourFriends}

Learn more about U.S. patents:

{ourPatent}

Privacy Policy

We want to provide the best 1828 dictionary service to you. As such, we collect data, allow you to login, and we want your feedback on other features you would like.

For details of our terms of use, please read our privacy policy here.

Page loaded in 0.516 seconds. [1828: 25, T:0]


1828 Noah Webster Dictionary

^ return to top
Back to Top