Definition of 'touch'
- the event of something coming in contact with the body; "he longed for the touch of her hand"; "the cooling touch of the night air"
- the faculty by which external objects or forces are perceived through contact with the body (especially the hands); "only sight and touch enable us to locate objects in the space around us"
Synonyms: sense of touch skin senses touch modality cutaneous senses
- a suggestion of some quality; "there was a touch of sarcasm in his tone"; "he detected a ghost of a smile on her face"
Synonyms: trace ghost
- a distinguishing style; "this room needs a woman's touch"
- the act of putting two things together with no space between them; "at his touch the room filled with lights"
- a slight but appreciable addition; "this dish could use a touch of garlic"
Synonyms: hint tinge mite pinch jot speck soupcon
- a communicative interaction; "the pilot made contact with the base"; "he got in touch with his colleagues"
- a slight attack of illness; "he has a touch of rheumatism"
- the act of soliciting money (as a gift or loan); "he watched the beggar trying to make a touch"
- the sensation produced by pressure receptors in the skin; "she likes the touch of silk on her skin"; "the surface had a greasy feeling"
Synonyms: touch sensation tactual sensation tactile sensation feeling
- deftness in handling matters; "he has a master's touch"
- the feel of mechanical action; "this piano has a wonderful touch"
- make physical contact with, come in contact with; "Touch the stone for good luck"; "She never touched her husband"
- perceive via the tactile sense; "Helen Keller felt the physical world by touching people and objects around her"
- affect emotionally; "A stirring movie"; "I was touched by your kind letter of sympathy"
- have to do with or be relevant to; "There were lots of questions referring to her talk"; "My remark pertained to your earlier comments"
Synonyms: refer pertain relate concern come to bear on touch on
- be in direct physical contact with; make contact; "The two buildings touch"; "Their hands touched"; "The wire must not contact the metal cover"; "The surfaces contact at this point"
Synonyms: adjoin meet contact
- have an effect upon; "Will the new rules affect me?"
Synonyms: affect impact bear upon bear on touch on
- 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"
- cause to be in brief contact with; "He touched his toes to the horse's flanks"
- to extend as far as; "The sunlight reached the wall"; "Can he reach?" "The chair must not touch the wall"
Synonyms: reach extend to
- be equal to in quality or ability; "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"
Synonyms: equal rival match
- tamper with; "Don't touch my CDs!"
- make a more or less disguised reference to; "He alluded to the problem but did not mention it"
Synonyms: allude advert
- comprehend; "He could not touch the meaning of the poem"
- consume; "She didn't touch her food all night"
- color lightly; "her greying hair was tinged blond"; "the leaves were tinged red in November"
Synonyms: tint tinct tinge