(Felt), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Felted; p. pr. & vb. n. Felting.]
1. To make into felt, or a feltike substance; to cause to adhere and mat together. Sir M. Hale.
2. To cover with, or as with, felt; as, to felt the cylinder of a steam engine.
(Felt"er) v. t. To clot or mat together like felt.
His feltered locks that on his bosom fell.Fairfax.
1. The material of which felt is made; also, felted cloth; also, the process by which it is made.
2. The act of splitting timber by the felt grain.
(Fel"try) n. [OF. feltre.] See Felt, n. [Obs.]
(Fe*luc"ca) n. [It. feluca fr. Ar. fulk ship, or harraqah a sort of ship.] (Naut.) A small, swift-
sailing vessel, propelled by oars and lateen sails, once common in the Mediterranean. Sometimes it
is constructed so that the helm may be used at either end.
(Fel"wort`) n. [Probably a corruption of fieldwort.] (Bot.) A European herb (Swertia perennis)
of the Gentian family.
(Fe"male) n. [OE. femel, femal, F. femelle, fr. L. femella, dim. of femina woman. See Feminine.]
1. An individual of the sex which conceives and brings forth young, or (in a wider sense) which has an
ovary and produces ova.
The male and female of each living thing.Drayton.
2. (Bot.) A plant which produces only that kind of reproductive organs which are capable of developing
into fruit after impregnation or fertilization; a pistillate plant.