felt

felt
felt1 [felt]
n.
[ME < OE, akin to Ger filz, Du filt (basic sense, “cloth made by pounding or beating”) < IE base * pel-, to beat, strike > L pellere, to beat, drive]
1. a fabric of wool, often mixed with fur or hair or with cotton, rayon, etc., the fibers being worked together by pressure, heat, chemical action, etc. instead of by weaving or knitting
2. any fabric or material with a fuzzy, springy surface like that of felt; esp., a heavy insulating material made of asbestos fibers matted together
3. anything made of felt
adj.
made of felt
vt.
1.
a) to make into felt
b) to cover with felt
2. to cause (fibers) to mat together
vi.
to become matted together
felt2 [felt]
vt., vi.
pt. and pp. of FEEL

English World dictionary. . 2014.

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