the outer boundary of an artifact or a material layer constituting or resembling such a boundary; "there is a special cleaner for these surfaces"; "the cloth had a pattern of red dots on a white surface"
a superficial aspect as opposed to the real nature of something; "it was not what it appeared to be on the surface"
the extended two-dimensional outer boundary of a three-dimensional object; "they skimmed over the surface of the water"; "a brush small enough to clean every dental surface"; "the sun has no distinct surface"
the outermost level of the land or sea; "earthquakes originate far below the surface"; "three quarters of the Earth's surface is covered by water"
manual stimulation of the genital area for sexual pleasure; "the girls hated it when he tried to sneak a feel"
an intuitive awareness; "he has a feel for animals" or "it's easy when you get the feel of it";
seem with respect to a given sensation given; "My cold is gone--I feel fine today"; "She felt tired after the long hike"
have a feeling or perception about oneself in reaction to someone's behavior or attitude; "She felt small and insignificant"; "You make me feel naked"; "I made the students feel different about themselves"
examine by touch; "Feel this soft cloth!"; "The customer fingered the sweater"
pass one's hands over the sexual organs of; "He felt the girl in the movie theater"
undergo an emotional sensation; "She felt resentful"; "He felt regret"
perceive by a physical sensation, e.g., coming from the skin or muscles; "He felt the wind"; "She felt an object brushing her arm"; "He felt his flesh crawl"; "She felt the heat when she got out of the car"
undergo passive experience of:"We felt the effects of inflation"; "her fingers felt their way through the string quartet"; "she felt his contempt of her"
grope or feel in search of something; "He felt for his wallet"
produce a certain impression; "It feels nice to be home again"
find by testing or cautious exploration; "He felt his way around the dark room"
be felt or perceived in a certain way; "The ground feels shaky"; "The sheets feel soft"