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


  1. simple past tense and past participle of feel.


  1. a nonwoven fabric of wool, fur, or hair, matted together by heat, moisture, and great pressure.
  2. any article made of this material, as a hat.
  3. any matted fabric or material, as a mat of asbestos fibers, rags, or old paper, used for insulation and in construction.


  1. pertaining to or made of felt.

verb (used with object)

  1. to make into felt; mat or press together.
  2. to cover with or as with felt.

verb (used without object)

  1. to become matted together.


  1. felted material; felt
  2. the process of making felt
  3. materials for making felt


  1. the past tense and past participle of feel


    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
  1. any material, such as asbestos, made by a similar process of matting


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

“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)).

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

47 queries 1.545