Etymology
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felt (n.)

unwoven fabric matted together by rolling or beating while wet, Old English felt "felt," from West Germanic *feltaz "something beaten, compressed wool" (source also of Old Saxon filt, Middle Dutch vilt, Old High German filz, German Filz, Danish filt), from Proto-Germanic *felt- "to beat," from PIE root *pel- (5) "to thrust, strike, drive," with a sense of "beating." Compare filter (n.). Felt-tipped pen (or -tip) is from 1953.

felt (v.1)

"to make into felt," early 14c. (implied in felted); see felt (n.).

felt (v.2)

past tense and past participle of feel (v.).

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Definitions of felt
1
felt (v.)
mat together and make felt-like;
felt the wool
felt (v.)
cover with felt;
felt a cap
felt (v.)
change texture so as to become matted and felt-like;
The fabric felted up after several washes
Synonyms: felt up / mat up / matt-up / matte up / matte / mat
2
felt (n.)
a fabric made of compressed matted animal fibers;
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