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touch - Dictionary definition and meaning for word touch

Definition
(noun) the event of something coming in contact with the body
Synonyms : touching
Example Sentence
  • he longed for the touch of her hand
  • the cooling touch of the night air

Definition
(noun) the faculty by which external objects or forces are perceived through contact with the body (especially the hands)
Example Sentence
  • only sight and touch enable us to locate objects in the space around us

Definition
(noun) a suggestion of some quality
Synonyms : ghost , trace
Example Sentence
  • there was a touch of sarcasm in his tone
  • he detected a ghost of a smile on her face

Definition
(noun) a distinguishing style
Synonyms : signature
Example Sentence
  • this room needs a woman's touch

Definition
(noun) the act of putting two things together with no space between them
Synonyms : touching
Example Sentence
  • at his touch the room filled with lights

Definition
(noun) a slight but appreciable amount
Synonyms : hint , jot , mite , pinch , soupcon , speck , tinge
Example Sentence
  • this dish could use a touch of garlic

Definition
(noun) a communicative interaction
Synonyms : contact
Example Sentence
  • the pilot made contact with the base
  • he got in touch with his colleagues

Definition
(noun) a slight attack of illness
Synonyms : spot
Example Sentence
  • he has a touch of rheumatism

Definition
(noun) the act of soliciting money (as a gift or loan)
Example Sentence
  • he watched the beggar trying to make a touch

Definition
(noun) the sensation produced by pressure receptors in the skin
Example Sentence
  • she likes the touch of silk on her skin
  • the surface had a greasy feeling

Definition
(noun) deftness in handling matters
Example Sentence
  • he has a master's touch

Definition
(noun) the feel of mechanical action
Example Sentence
  • this piano has a wonderful touch

Definition
(verb) make physical contact with, come in contact with
Example Sentence
  • Touch the stone for good luck
  • She never touched her husband

Definition
(verb) perceive via the tactile sense
Example Sentence
  • Helen Keller felt the physical world by touching people and objects around her

Definition
(verb) affect emotionally
Synonyms : stir
Example Sentence
  • A stirring movie
  • I was touched by your kind letter of sympathy

Definition
(verb) be relevant to
Example Sentence
  • There were lots of questions referring to her talk
  • My remark pertained to your earlier comments

Definition
(verb) be in direct physical contact with; make contact
Synonyms : adjoin , contact , meet
Example Sentence
  • The two buildings touch
  • Their hands touched
  • The wire must not contact the metal cover
  • The surfaces contact at this point

Definition
(verb) have an effect upon
Synonyms : affect , bear on , bear upon , impact , touch on
Example Sentence
  • Will the new rules affect me?

Definition
(verb) deal with; usually used with a form of negation
Example Sentence
  • I wouldn't touch her with a ten-foot pole
  • The local Mafia won't touch gambling

Definition
(verb) cause to be in brief contact with
Example Sentence
  • He touched his toes to the horse's flanks

Definition
(verb) to extend as far as
Synonyms : extend to , reach
Example Sentence
  • The sunlight reached the wall
  • Can he reach?
  • The chair must not touch the wall

Definition
(verb) be equal to in quality or ability
Synonyms : equal , match , rival
Example Sentence
  • Nothing can rival cotton for durability
  • Your performance doesn't even touch that of your colleagues
  • Her persistence and ambition only matches that of her parents

Definition
(verb) tamper with
Synonyms : disturb
Example Sentence
  • Don't touch my CDs!

Definition
(verb) make a more or less disguised reference to
Synonyms : advert , allude
Example Sentence
  • He alluded to the problem but did not mention it

Definition
(verb) comprehend
Example Sentence
  • He could not touch the meaning of the poem

Definition
(verb) consume
Synonyms : partake
Example Sentence
  • She didn't touch her food all night

Definition
(verb) color lightly
Synonyms : tinct , tinge , tint
Example Sentence
  • her greying hair was tinged blond
  • the leaves were tinged red in November

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