Dictionary Results for touch


1. touch - noun

· 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"

Synonym(s): touching

Hypernym(s): contact, impinging, striking




2. touch - noun

· 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"

Synonym(s): sense_of_touch, skin_senses, touch_modality, cutaneous_senses

Hypernym(s): somatosense, exteroception




3. touch - noun

· a suggestion of some quality; "there was a touch of sarcasm in his tone"; "he detected a ghost of a smile on her face"

Synonym(s): trace, ghost

Hypernym(s): suggestion, proposition, proffer




4. touch - noun

· a distinguishing style; "this room needs a woman's touch"

Synonym(s): signature

Hypernym(s): manner, mode, style, way, fashion




5. touch - noun

· the act of putting two things together with no space between them; "at his touch the room filled with lights"

Synonym(s): touching

Hypernym(s): act, deed, human_action, human_activity




6. touch - noun

· a slight but appreciable amount; "this dish could use a touch of garlic"

Synonym(s): hint, tinge, mite, pinch, jot, speck, soupcon

Hypernym(s): small_indefinite_quantity, small_indefinite_amount




7. touch - noun

· a communicative interaction; "the pilot made contact with the base"; "he got in touch with his colleagues"

Synonym(s): contact

Hypernym(s): communication, communicating




8. touch - noun

· a slight attack of illness; "he has a touch of rheumatism"

Synonym(s): spot

Hypernym(s): attack




9. touch - noun

· the act of soliciting money (as a gift or loan); "he watched the beggar trying to make a touch"

Hypernym(s): solicitation




10. touch - noun

· the sensation produced by pressure receptors in the skin; "she likes the touch of silk on her skin"; "the surface had a greasy feeling"

Synonym(s): touch_sensation, tactual_sensation, tactile_sensation, feeling

Hypernym(s): perception




11. touch - noun

· deftness in handling matters; "he has a master's touch"

Hypernym(s): adeptness, adroitness, deftness, facility, quickness




12. touch - noun

· the feel of mechanical action; "this piano has a wonderful touch"

Hypernym(s): tactile_property, feel




13. touch - verb

· make physical contact with, come in contact with; "Touch the stone for good luck"; "She never touched her husband"




14. touch - verb

· perceive via the tactile sense; "Helen Keller felt the physical world by touching people and objects around her"

Hypernym(s): perceive, comprehend




15. touch - verb

· affect emotionally; "A stirring movie"; "I was touched by your kind letter of sympathy"

Synonym(s): stir

Hypernym(s): affect, impress, move, strike




16. touch - verb

· be relevant to; "There were lots of questions referring to her talk"; "My remark pertained to your earlier comments"

Synonym(s): refer, pertain, relate, concern, come_to, bear_on, touch_on, have_to_do_with




17. touch - verb

· 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"

Synonym(s): adjoin, meet, contact




18. touch - verb

· have an effect upon; "Will the new rules affect me?"

Synonym(s): affect, impact, bear_upon, bear_on, touch_on

Hypernym(s): change, alter, modify




19. touch - 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"

Hypernym(s): manage, deal, care, handle




20. touch - verb

· cause to be in brief contact with; "He touched his toes to the horse's flanks"

Hypernym(s): touch




21. touch - verb

· to extend as far as; "The sunlight reached the wall"; "Can he reach?"; "The chair must not touch the wall"

Synonym(s): reach, extend_to

Hypernym(s): be




22. touch - verb

· 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"

Synonym(s): equal, rival, match

Hypernym(s): compete, vie, contend




23. touch - verb

· tamper with; "Don't touch my CDs!"

Synonym(s): disturb

Hypernym(s): change, alter, modify




24. touch - verb

· make a more or less disguised reference to; "He alluded to the problem but did not mention it"

Synonym(s): allude, advert

Hypernym(s): hint, suggest




25. touch - verb

· comprehend; "He could not touch the meaning of the poem"

Hypernym(s): understand




26. touch - verb

· consume; "She didn't touch her food all night"

Synonym(s): partake

Hypernym(s): consume, ingest, take_in, take, have




27. touch - verb

· color lightly; "her greying hair was tinged blond"; "the leaves were tinged red in November"

Synonym(s): tint, tinct, tinge

Hypernym(s): color, colorize, colorise, colourise, colourize, colour, color_in, colour_in





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