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Is feal a Scrabble word?

Yes. The word feal is a Scrabble US word. The word feal is worth 7 points in Scrabble:

F4E1A1L1

Is feal a Scrabble UK word?

Yes. The word feal is a Scrabble UK word and has 7 points:

F4E1A1L1

Is feal a Words With Friends word?

Yes. The word feal is a Words With Friends word. The word feal is worth 8 points in Words With Friends (WWF):

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Valid words made from Feal

You can make 18 words from 'feal' in our Scrabble US and Canada dictionary.


4 letters words from 'feal'

ALEF 7FEAL 7
FLEA 7LEAF 7

3 letters words from 'feal'

ALE 3ALF 6
ELF 6FAE 6
LEA 3 

2 letters words from 'feal'

AE 2AL 2
EA 2EF 5
EL 2FA 5
FE 5LA 2

All 4 letters words made out of feal

feal efal fael afel eafl aefl fela efla flea lfea elfa lefa fale afle flae lfae alfe lafe ealf aelf elaf leaf alef laef

Note: these 'words' (valid or invalid) are all the permutations of the word feal. These words are obtained by scrambling the letters in feal.

Definitions and meaning of feal

feal

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /fiːl/
  • Rhymes: -iːl

Etymology 1

From Middle English fele, fæle (proper, of the right sort), from Old English fǣle (faithful, trusty, good; dear, beloved), from Proto-Germanic *failijaz (true, friendly, familiar, good), from Proto-Indo-European *pey- (to adore). Cognate with Scots feel, feelie (cosy, neat, clean, comfortable), West Frisian feilich (safe), Dutch veil (for-sale), Dutch veilig (safe), German feil (for-sale), Latin pīus (good, dutiful, faithful, devout, pious).

Alternative forms

  • feil, feel, feele, fiel

Adjective

feal (comparative fealer or more feal, superlative fealest or most feal)

  1. (Britain dialectal, Northern England, Scotland) (of things) Cosy; clean; neat.
  2. (Britain dialectal, Northern England, Scotland) (of persons) Comfortable; cosy; safe.
    • 1822, Allan Cunningham, "Death of the Laird Of Warlsworm", in Traditional Tales of the English and Scottish Peasantry, v. 2, p. 330:
      [] when I care na to accompany ye to the kirkyard hole mysel, and take my word for't, ye'Il lie saftest and fealest on the Buittle side of the kirk; []
  3. (Britain dialectal, Northern England, Scotland) Smooth; soft; downy; velvety.
Derived terms
  • fealy, feely

Adverb

feal (comparative fealer or more feal, superlative fealest or most feal)

  1. In a feal manner.

Etymology 2

From Middle English felen, from Old Norse fela (to hide), from Proto-Germanic *felhaną (to conceal, hide, bury, trust, intrude), from Proto-Indo-European *pele(w)-, *plē(w)- (to hide). Cognate with Old High German felahan (to pass, trust, sow), Old English fēolan (to cleave, enter, penetrate).

Verb

feal (third-person singular simple present feals, present participle fealing, simple past and past participle fealed)

  1. (transitive, dialectal) To hide.

Etymology 3

From Middle English felen (to come at (one's enemies), advance), from Old English fēolan (to cleave, enter, penetrate), from Proto-Germanic *felhaną.

Verb

feal (third-person singular simple present feals, present participle fealing, simple past fale or fealed, past participle folen or fealed)

  1. (obsolete) To press on, advance.
    • 1338, Robert Mannyng, Mannyng's Chronicle
      Durst none of them further feal.

References

  • The Middle English Dictionary

Etymology 4

Inherited from an unattested Middle English word, borrowed from Old French feal, collateral form of feeil, from Latin fidelis.

Adjective

feal (comparative fealer or more feal, superlative fealest or most feal)

  1. (archaic) faithful, loyal
Derived terms
  • fealty

Etymology 5

Unknown; see fail.

Noun

feal (plural feals)

  1. Alternative form of fail (piece of turf cut from grassland)

Anagrams

  • Lafe, Leaf, alef, flea, leaf

Galician

Alternative forms

  • fial

Etymology

From feo (hay) +‎ -al, suffix which forms place names. From Latin fēnum (hay).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /feˈal/

Noun

feal m (plural feais)

  1. hayfield

References

  • “feal” in Dicionario de Dicionarios da lingua galega, SLI - ILGA 2006-2013.
  • “feal” in Tesouro informatizado da lingua galega. Santiago: ILG.
  • “feal” in Álvarez, Rosario (coord.): Tesouro do léxico patrimonial galego e portugués, Santiago de Compostela: Instituto da Lingua Galega.

Source: wiktionary.org
  • to conceal.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)