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felt

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[ felt ]
/ fɛlt /
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verb

simple past tense and past participle of feel.

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Definition for felt (2 of 2)

Origin of felt

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before 1000; Middle English, Old English; cognate with German Filz;see filter
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British Dictionary definitions for felt (1 of 2)

felt1
/ (fɛlt) /

verb

the past tense and past participle of feel

British Dictionary definitions for felt (2 of 2)

felt2
/ (fɛlt) /

noun

  1. a matted fabric of wool, hair, etc, made by working the fibres together under pressure or by heat or chemical action
  2. (as modifier)a felt hat
any material, such as asbestos, made by a similar process of matting

verb

(tr) to make into or cover with felt
(intr) to become matted

Word Origin for felt

Old English; related to Old Saxon filt, Old High German filz felt, Latin pellere to beat, Greek pelas close; see anvil, filter
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