Felting



[fel-ting] /ˈfɛl tɪŋ/

noun
1.
material, either woven or fabric.
2.
the act or process of making .
3.
the materials of which is made.
[felt] /fɛlt/
verb
1.
simple past tense and past participle of .
[felt] /fɛlt/
noun
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.
adjective
4.
pertaining to or made of felt.
verb (used with object)
5.
to make into felt; mat or press together.
6.
to cover with or as with felt.
verb (used without object)
7.
to become matted together.
/ˈfɛltɪŋ/
noun
1.
felted material; felt
2.
the process of making felt
3.
materials for making felt
/fɛlt/
verb
1.
the past tense and past participle of feel
/fɛlt/
noun
1.

2.
any material, such as asbestos, made by a similar process of matting
verb
3.
(transitive) to make into or cover with felt
4.
(intransitive) to become matted
n.

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)).
v.

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

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

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