Definitions for touch

Definitions for (noun) touch

Main entry: touch, touching

Definition: the act of putting two things together with no space between them

Usage: at his touch the room filled with lights

Main entry: signature, touch

Definition: a distinguishing style

Usage: this room needs a woman's touch

Main entry: touch

Definition: the feel of mechanical action

Usage: this piano has a wonderful touch

Main entry: touch

Definition: deftness in handling matters

Usage: he has a master's touch

Main entry: skin senses, sense of touch, touch, touch modality, cutaneous senses

Definition: the faculty by which external objects or forces are perceived through contact with the body (especially the hands)

Usage: only sight and touch enable us to locate objects in the space around us

Main entry: feeling, tactile sensation, tactual sensation, touch, touch sensation

Definition: the sensation produced by pressure receptors in the skin

Usage: she likes the touch of silk on her skin; the surface had a greasy feeling

Main entry: ghost, touch, trace

Definition: a suggestion of some quality

Usage: there was a touch of sarcasm in his tone; he detected a ghost of a smile on her face

Main entry: touch

Definition: the act of soliciting money (as a gift or loan)

Usage: he watched the beggar trying to make a touch

Main entry: contact, touch

Definition: a communicative interaction

Usage: the pilot made contact with the base; he got in touch with his colleagues

Main entry: touch, touching

Definition: the event of something coming in contact with the body

Usage: he longed for the touch of her hand; the cooling touch of the night air

Main entry: soupcon, speck, tinge, touch, hint, mite, jot, pinch

Definition: a slight but appreciable amount

Usage: this dish could use a touch of garlic

Main entry: spot, touch

Definition: a slight attack of illness

Usage: he has a touch of rheumatism

Definitions for (verb) touch

Main entry: touch, touch on, impact, affect, bear on, bear upon

Definition: have an effect upon

Usage: Will the new rules affect me?

Main entry: tinct, tinge, tint, touch

Definition: color lightly

Usage: her greying hair was tinged blond; the leaves were tinged red in November

Main entry: touch

Definition: comprehend

Usage: He could not touch the meaning of the poem

Main entry: advert, allude, touch

Definition: make a more or less disguised reference to

Usage: He alluded to the problem but did not mention it

Main entry: touch, partake

Definition: consume

Usage: She didn't touch her food all night

Main entry: touch, adjoin, contact, meet

Definition: be in direct physical contact with; make contact

Usage: The two buildings touch; Their hands touched; The wire must not contact the metal cover; The surfaces contact at this point

Main entry: touch

Definition: make physical contact with, come in contact with

Usage: Touch the stone for good luck; She never touched her husband

Main entry: touch

Definition: cause to be in brief contact with

Usage: He touched his toes to the horse's flanks

Main entry: touch, disturb

Definition: tamper with

Usage: Don't touch my CDs!

Main entry: touch, stir

Definition: affect emotionally

Usage: A stirring movie; I was touched by your kind letter of sympathy

Main entry: touch

Definition: perceive via the tactile sense

Usage: Helen Keller felt the physical world by touching people and objects around her

Main entry: touch

Definition: deal with; usually used with a form of negation

Usage: I wouldn't touch her with a ten-foot pole; The local Mafia won't touch gambling

Main entry: equal, touch, rival, match

Definition: be equal to in quality or ability

Usage: 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

Main entry: concern, bear on, come to, refer, relate, touch, touch on, have-to doe with, pertain

Definition: be relevant to

Usage: There were lots of questions referring to her talk; My remark pertained to your earlier comments

Main entry: touch, extend to, reach

Definition: to extend as far as

Usage: The sunlight reached the wall; Can he reach? The chair must not touch the wall

Visual thesaurus for touch