Dictionary and Thesaurus

  Definition of Touch
  1. the act of putting two things together with no space between them; "at his touch the room filled with lights"
  2. a distinguishing style; "this room needs a woman''s touch"
  3. the feel of mechanical action; "this piano has a wonderful touch"
  4. deftness in handling matters; "he has a master''s touch"
  5. the faculty of touch; "only sight and touch enable us to locate objects in the space around us"
  6. the sensation produced by pressure receptors in the skin; "she likes the touch of silk on her skin"; "the surface had a greasy feeling"
  7. a suggestion of some quality; "there was a touch of sarcasm in his tone"; "he detected a ghost of a smile on her face"
  8. the act of soliciting money (as a gift or loan); "he watched the beggar trying to make a touch"
  9. a communicative interaction; "the pilot made contact with the base"; "he got in touch with his colleagues"
  10. 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"
  11. a slight but appreciable addition; "this dish could use a touch of garlic"
  12. a slight attack of illness; "he has a touch of rheumatism"
  13. have an effect upon; "Will the new rules affect me?"
  14. dye with a color
  15. comprehend; "He could not touch the meaning of the poem"
  16. make a more or less disguised reference to; "He alluded to the problem but did not mention it"
  17. consume; "She didn''t touch her food all night"
  18. 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"
  19. make physical contact with, come in contact with; "Touch the stone for good luck"; "She never touched her husband"
  20. cause to be in brief contact with; "He touched his toes to the horse''s flanks"
  21. tamper with; "Don''t touch my CDs!"
  22. affect emotionally; "A stirring movie"; "I was touched by your kind letter of sympathy"
  23. perceive via the tactile sense; "Helen Keller felt the physical world by touching people and objects around her"
  24. 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"
  25. 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"
  26. have to do with or be relevant to; "There were lots of questions referring to her talk"; "My remark pertained to your earlier comments"
  27. to extend as far as; "The sunlight reached the wall"; "Can he reach?" "The chair must not touch the wall"
Similar Words: touching, signature, sense of touch, skin senses, touch modality, cutaneous senses, touch sensation, tactual sensation, tactile sensation, feeling, trace, ghost, contact, hint, tinge, mite, pinch, jot, speck, soupcon, spot, affect, impact, bear upon, bear on, touch on, tint, tinct, bepaint, allude, advert, partake, adjoin, meet, disturb, stir, equal, rival, match, refer, pertain, relate, concern, come to, reach, extend to


See Also: touch down, inflame, stir up, wake, ignite, heat, fire up, extend, poke out, reach out, reach into


Hyponyms: contact, tap, pat, dab, hit, hitting, striking, dig, jab, kiss, buss, osculation, catch, grab, snatch, snap, handling, manipulation, fingering, grope, palpation, tactual exploration, tickle, tickling, titillation, stroke, stroking, tag, lick, lap, grazing, shaving, skimming, common touch, finishing touch, capstone, copestone, cutaneous sensation, haptic sensation, skin sensation, brush, light touch, snuff, strike a blow, repercuss, tell on, redound, stimulate, excite, process, treat, hydrolize, hydrolise, tinge, color, colour, distort, queer, expose, scupper, endanger, peril, strike, subject, trouble, put out, inconvenience, disoblige, discommode, incommode, bother, influence, act upon, work, slam-dunk, henna, tincture, receive, cover, spread over, cling, cleave, adhere, stick, cohere, rub, fray, fret, chafe, scratch, attach, hug, border, adjoin, edge, abut, march, butt, butt against, butt on, surround, skirt, lean on, rest on, lean against, engage, toe, pick up, finger, thumb, feel, palpate, handle, palm, caress, impinge on, run into, collide with, skim over, skim, osculate, mouth, press, upset, violate, get, focus on, center on, revolve around, revolve about, concentrate on, center, apply, hold, go for, involve, affect, regard, matter to, interest, reach into


Grouped Verbs: refer, pertain, relate, concern, come to, bear on, touch on, converge, meet, equal, match, equalize, equalise, equate, allude, advert


Entailments: denote, refer


Part Meronyms: somesthesia, somesthesis, somaesthesia, somaesthesis, somatesthesia, somatatesthesis, somatosensory system, somatic sensory system, somatic sense


Derivational Morphology: feel, finger, reach, extend to, adjoin, meet, contact, impact, wallop, impingement, encroachment, undertone, tinge, tincture, tinter, tinting, shade, tint, tone, allusion, impinging, striking, junction, adjunction, touching, toucher, disturbance, stir, inspiration, stirring, touch sensation, tactual sensation, tactile sensation, feeling, sense of touch, skin senses, touch modality, cutaneous senses, peer, equal, match, compeer, applicability, pertinence, pertinency, reference, denotation, extension, range


Anagrams: couth


Language Translations:
Chinese: 接觸   Dutch: aanraken and raken  
Esperanto: kortuŝi and tuŝi   Finnish: koskea and koskettaa  
French: toucher   German: berühren  
Hebrew: לנגוע and לרגש   Hungarian: érinteni  
Ido: tushar   Indonesian: sentuh  
Italian: commuovere and toccare   Japanese: 触る  
Korean: 닿다   Latin: tangere  
Polish: dotykać and wzruszać   Portuguese: tocar  
Romanian: atinge and emoţiona   Russian: волноваться and трогать  
Spanish: tocar   Swedish: röra  
Telugu: అంటుకొను and తాకు   Ukrainian: доторкатися and зворушуватися  
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