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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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