- simple past tense and past participle of feel.
- a nonwoven fabric of wool, fur, or hair, matted together by heat, moisture, and great pressure.
- any article made of this material, as a hat.
- any matted fabric or material, as a mat of asbestos fibers, rags, or old paper, used for insulation and in construction.
- pertaining to or made of felt.
- to make into felt; mat or press together.
- to cover with or as with felt.
- to become matted together.
Origin of felt2
Examples from the Web for felted
They are felted with the fibers of the goods and add weight and firmness.Textiles and Clothing
Kate Heintz Watson
She thrust her feet into a pair of felted slippers, and descended to his door.Alone
Steam jackets should be lagged or felted to prevent condensation.
The earliest civilizations plaited, span, wove, and felted them.Needlework As Art
Their hair was not long, but felted into wisps, and alive with vermin.Notes on Old Edinburgh
Isabella L. Bird
- the past tense and past participle of feel
- a matted fabric of wool, hair, etc, made by working the fibres together under pressure or by heat or chemical action
- (as modifier)a felt hat
- any material, such as asbestos, made by a similar process of matting
- (tr) to make into or cover with felt
- (intr) to become matted
Word Origin and History for felted
"to make into felt," early 14c. (implied in felted); see felt (n.).
past tense and past participle of feel (v.).
Old English felt, from West Germanic *feltaz "something beaten, compressed wool" (cf. Old Saxon filt, Middle Dutch vilt, Old High German filz, German Filz, Danish filt), from Proto-Germanic *felt- "to beat," from PIE *pel- "to thrust, strike, drive" (cf. Old Church Slavonic plusti), with a sense of "beating" (see pulse (n.1)).