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touch

noun (n)

  • the event of something coming in contact with the body (noun.event)
    Synonym: touching
    Example:
    He longed for the touch of her hand.
    The cooling touch of the night air.
    source: wordnet30
  • the faculty by which external objects or forces are perceived through contact with the body (especially the hands) (noun.cognition)
    Example:
    Only sight and touch enable us to locate objects in the space around us.
    source: wordnet30
  • a suggestion of some quality (noun.communication)
    Synonym: ghost, trace
    Example:
    There was a touch of sarcasm in his tone.
    source: wordnet30
  • a distinguishing style (noun.attribute)
    Synonym: signature
    Example:
    This room needs a woman's touch.
    source: wordnet30
  • the act of putting two things together with no space between them (noun.act)
    Example:
    At his touch the room filled with lights.
    source: wordnet30
  • a slight but appreciable amount (noun.quantity)
    Synonym: hint, jot, mite, pinch, soupcon, speck, tinge
    Example:
    This dish could use a touch of garlic.
    source: wordnet30
  • a communicative interaction (noun.communication)
    Synonym: contact
    Example:
    He got in touch with his colleagues.
    source: wordnet30
  • a slight attack of illness (noun.state)
    Synonym: spot
    Example:
    He has a touch of rheumatism.
    source: wordnet30
  • the act of soliciting money (as a gift or loan) (noun.communication)
    Example:
    He watched the beggar trying to make a touch.
    source: wordnet30
  • the sensation produced by pressure receptors in the skin (noun.cognition)
    Example:
    She likes the touch of silk on her skin.
    source: wordnet30
  • deftness in handling matters (noun.cognition)
    Example:
    He has a master's touch.
    source: wordnet30
  • the feel of mechanical action (noun.attribute)
    Example:
    This piano has a wonderful touch.
    source: wordnet30
  • The act of touching, or the state of being touched; contact. (noun)
    source: webster1913
  • A set of changes less than the total possible on seven bells, that is, less than 5,040. (noun)
    source: webster1913

verb (v)

  • make physical contact with, come in contact with (verb.contact)
    Example:
    Touch the stone for good luck.
    She never touched her husband.
    source: wordnet30
  • perceive via the tactile sense (verb.perception)
    Example:
    Helen Keller felt the physical world by touching people and objects around her.
    source: wordnet30
  • affect emotionally (verb.emotion)
    Synonym: stir
    Example:
    I was touched by your kind letter of sympathy.
    source: wordnet30
  • be relevant to (verb.stative)
    source: wordnet30
  • be in direct physical contact with; make contact (verb.contact)
    Synonym: adjoin, contact, meet
    Example:
    The two buildings touch.
    Their hands touched.
    source: wordnet30
  • have an effect upon (verb.change)
    source: wordnet30
  • deal with; usually used with a form of negation (verb.social)
    Example:
    I wouldn't touch her with a ten-foot pole.
    The local Mafia won't touch gambling.
    source: wordnet30
  • cause to be in brief contact with (verb.contact)
    Example:
    He touched his toes to the horse's flanks.
    source: wordnet30
  • to extend as far as (verb.stative)
    Synonym: extend to, reach
    Example:
    The chair must not touch the wall.
    source: wordnet30
  • be equal to in quality or ability (verb.stative)
    Synonym: equal, match, rival
    Example:
    Your performance doesn't even touch that of your colleagues.
    source: wordnet30
  • tamper with (verb.contact)
    Synonym: disturb
    Example:
    Don't touch my CDs!.
    source: wordnet30
  • make a more or less disguised reference to (verb.communication)
    Synonym: advert, allude
    source: wordnet30
  • comprehend (verb.cognition)
    Synonym: make out, sense
    Example:
    He could not touch the meaning of the poem.
    source: wordnet30
  • consume (verb.consumption)
    Synonym: partake
    Example:
    She didn't touch her food all night.
    source: wordnet30
  • color lightly (verb.change)
    Synonym: tinct, tinge, tint
    source: wordnet30
  • To come in contact with; to hit or strike lightly against; to extend the hand, foot, or the like, so as to reach or rest on. (verb)
    source: webster1913
  • To be in contact; to be in a state of junction, so that no space is between; as, two spheres touch only at points. (verb)
    source: webster1913
  • To compare with; of be equal to; -- usually with a negative; as, he held that for good cheer nothing could touch an open fire. (verb)
    source: webster1913

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