felting

[ fel-ting ]
/ ˈfɛl tɪŋ /

noun

felted material, either woven or felt fabric.
the act or process of making felt.
the materials of which felt is made.

Origin of felting

First recorded in 1680–90; felt2 + -ing1

Definition for felting (2 of 3)

felt

1
[ felt ]
/ fɛlt /

verb

simple past tense and past participle of feel.

Definition for felting (3 of 3)

Origin of felt

2
before 1000; Middle English, Old English; cognate with German Filz; see filter
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British Dictionary definitions for felting (1 of 3)

felting

/ (ˈfɛltɪŋ) /

noun

felted material; felt
the process of making felt
materials for making felt

British Dictionary definitions for felting (2 of 3)

felt

1
/ (fɛlt) /

verb

the past tense and past participle of feel

British Dictionary definitions for felting (3 of 3)

felt

2
/ (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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