- felted material, either woven or felt fabric.
- the act or process of making felt.
- the materials of which felt is made.
- 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.
verb (used with object)
- to make into felt; mat or press together.
- to cover with or as with felt.
verb (used without object)
- to become matted together.
- felted material; felt
- the process of making felt
- materials for making felt
- 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
“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)).