1. [ verb ] make physical contact with, come in contact with

"Touch the stone for good luck" "She never touched her husband"

Related terms: hit hit press pick_up kiss strike strike brush caress handle palpate engage tag finger skim_over handle mouth kiss toe feel touch_down toucher
2. [ noun ] the event of something coming in contact with the body
Synonyms: touching

"he longed for the touch of her hand" "the cooling touch of the night air"

Related terms: contact brush stroke brush
3. [ verb ] perceive via the tactile sense

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

Related terms: perceive
4. [ verb ] affect emotionally
Synonyms: stir

"A stirring movie" "I was touched by your kind letter of sympathy"

Related terms: affect get inflame stir
5. [ noun ] (physiology) the faculty of touch
Synonyms: sense_of_touch cutaneous_senses touch_modality skin_senses

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

Related terms: somatosense exteroception somesthesia
6. [ verb ] have an effect upon
Synonyms: affect bear_on bear_upon touch_on impact

"Will the new rules affect me?"

Related terms: change hit process influence subject trouble stimulate color queer subject tell_on hydrolize strike_a_blow repercuss redound slam-dunk impact
7. [ verb ] be about; have to do with; be relevant to; refer, pertain, or relate to
Synonyms: concern refer pertain relate come_to bear_on touch_on

"What's this novel all about?" "There were lots of questions referring to her talk"

Related terms: involve apply focus_on matter_to allude applicability
8. [ verb ] be in direct physical contact with; make contact
Synonyms: meet contact adjoin

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

Related terms: cover cling rub lean_on surround attach border hug converge contact contact
9. [ verb ] deal with; usually used with a form of negation

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

Related terms: manage
10. [ noun ] a distinguishing style
Synonyms: signature

"this room needs a woman's touch"

Related terms: manner common_touch
11. [ verb ] cause to be in brief contact with

"He touched his toes to the horse's flanks"

12. [ noun ] a suggestion of some quality
Synonyms: trace ghost

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

Related terms: suggestion
13. [ noun ] the act of putting two things together with no space between them
Synonyms: touching

"at his touch the room filled with lights"

Related terms: deed kiss contact hit handling tap catch stroke grazing grope lick fingering feeling tickle palpation tag kiss dig
14. [ verb ] make a more or less disguised reference to
Synonyms: advert allude

"He alluded to the problem but did not mention it"

Related terms: hint refer denote
15. [ noun ] a communicative interaction
Synonyms: contact

"the pilot made contact with the base" "he got in touch with his colleagues"

Related terms: communication
16. [ verb ] tamper with
Synonyms: disturb

"Don't touch my CDs!"

Related terms: change upset violate disturbance
17. [ noun ] a small but appreciable amount
Synonyms: mite speck jot pinch soupcon tinge hint

"this dish could use a touch of garlic"

Related terms: small_indefinite_quantity snuff
18. [ verb ] be equal to in quality or ability;
Synonyms: match rival equal

"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"

Related terms: compete equal peer
19. [ verb ] to extend as far as
Synonyms: reach extend_to

"The sunlight reached the wall" "Can he reach?" "The chair must not touch the wall"

Related terms: be reach_into extend reach_into
20. [ verb ] comprehend

"He could not touch the meaning of the poem"

Related terms: understand
21. [ verb ] touch, as of food
Synonyms: partake

"She didn't touch her food all night"

Related terms: consume receive partake
22. [ noun ] the act of soliciting money (as a gift or loan)

"he watched the beggar trying to make a touch"

Related terms: solicitation
23. [ noun ] deftness in handling matters

"he has a master's touch"

Related terms: adeptness capstone
24. [ noun ] (medicine) a slight attack of illness
Synonyms: spot

"he has a touch of rheumatism"

Related terms: attack
25. [ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 29524
26. [ verb ] (color) dye with a color
Synonyms: tint tinge bepaint tinct
Related terms: dye henna tincture shade undertone tinting
27. [ noun ] (psychology) the sensation produced by pressure receptors in the skin
Synonyms: tactual_sensation feeling tactile_sensation touch_sensation

"she likes the touch of silk on her skin" "the surface had a greasy feeling"

Related terms: perception cutaneous_sensation feel
28. [ noun ] the feel of mechanical action

: "this piano has a wonderful touch"

Related terms: tactile_property
Similar spelling:   touchy