Dictionary Results for touching


1. touching - 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): touch

Hypernym(s): contact, impinging, striking




2. touching - noun

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

Synonym(s): touch

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




3. touch - verb

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




4. touch - verb

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

Hypernym(s): perceive, comprehend




5. 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




6. 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




7. 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




8. 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




9. 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




10. touch - verb

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

Hypernym(s): touch




11. 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




12. 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




13. touch - verb

· tamper with; "Don't touch my CDs!"

Synonym(s): disturb

Hypernym(s): change, alter, modify




14. 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




15. touch - verb

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

Hypernym(s): understand




16. touch - verb

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

Synonym(s): partake

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




17. 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




18. touching - adjective

· arousing affect; "the homecoming of the released hostages was an affecting scene"; "poignant grief cannot endure forever"; "his gratitude was simple and touching"

Synonym(s): affecting, poignant





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