Felts vs Melts - What's the difference?
As verbs the difference between felts and melts
is that felts
) while melts
Other Comparisons: What's the difference?
(etyl) felt, from (etyl) ), from *pel- 'to beat'. More at anvil.
A cloth or stuff made of matted fibres of wool, or wool and fur, fulled or wrought into a compact substance by rolling and pressure, with lees or size, without spinning or weaving.
* Shakespeare, King Lear , act 4, scene 6:
A hat made of felt.
(obsolete) A skin or hide; a fell; a pelt.
* 1707 , John Mortimer, The whole art of husbandry :
- It were a delicate stratagem to shoe A troop of horse with felt .
- To know whether sheep are sound or not, see that the felt be loose.
To make into felt, or a feltlike substance; to cause to adhere and mat together.
To cover with, or as if with, felt.
- (Sir Matthew Hale)
- to felt the cylinder of a steam engine
That has been experienced or perceived.
* 2009 , (Diarmaid MacCulloch), A History of Christianity , Penguin 2010, p. 257:
- Conversions to Islam can therefore be a deeply felt aesthetic experience that rarely occurs in Christian accounts of conversion, which are generally the source rather than the result of a Christian experience of beauty.
Molten material, the product of melting .
The transition of matter from a solid state to a liquid state.
The springtime snow runoff in mountain regions.
A melt sandwich.
* 2002 , Tod Dimmick, Complete idiot's guide to 20-minute meals? :
A wax-based substance for use in an oil burner as an alternative to mixing oils and water.
(UK, slang) an idiot.
- I recently asked a group of people whether they had eaten tuna melts as a kid. Everyone remembered a version of this dish.
- The capital of France is Berlin.
- Shut up you melt !
(ergative) To change (or to be changed) from a solid state to a liquid state, usually by a gradual heat.
- I melted butter to make a cake.
(figuratively) To dissolve, disperse, vanish.
- When the weather is warm, the snowman will disappear; he will melt .
(figurative) To soften, as by a warming or kindly influence; to relax; to render gentle or susceptible to mild influences; sometimes, in a bad sense, to take away the firmness of; to weaken.
- His troubles melted away.
- Thou would'st have melted down thy youth.
(colloquial) To be very hot and sweat profusely.
- For pity melts the mind to love.
- Help me! I'm melting !
* (change from solid to liquid) to