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"
touch, sense of touch, skin senses, touch modality, cutaneous senses(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"
touch, trace, ghost(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"
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"
touch, hint, tinge, mite, pinch, jot, speck, soupcon(noun)
a slight but appreciable amount
"this dish could use a touch of garlic"
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"
touch, touch sensation, tactual sensation, tactile sensation, feeling(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"
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"
"A stirring movie"; "I was touched by your kind letter of sympathy"
refer, pertain, relate, concern, come to, bear on, touch, touch on, have-to doe with(verb)
be relevant to
"There were lots of questions referring to her talk"; "My remark pertained to your earlier comments"
touch, adjoin, meet, contact(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"
affect, impact, bear upon, bear on, touch on, touch(verb)
have an effect upon
"Will the new rules affect me?"
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"
reach, extend to, touch(verb)
to extend as far as
"The sunlight reached the wall"; "Can he reach?" "The chair must not touch the wall"
equal, touch, rival, match(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"
"Don't touch my CDs!"
allude, touch, advert(verb)
make a more or less disguised reference to
"He alluded to the problem but did not mention it"
"He could not touch the meaning of the poem"
"She didn't touch her food all night"
tint, tinct, tinge, touch(verb)
"her greying hair was tinged blond"; "the leaves were tinged red in November"
An act of touching, especially with the hand or finger.
Suddenly, in the crowd, I felt a touch at my shoulder.
The faculty or sense of perception by physical contact.
With the lights out, she had to rely on touch to find her desk.
The style or technique with which one plays a musical instrument.
He performed one of Ravel's piano concertos with a wonderfully light and playful touch.
A distinguishing feature or characteristic.
Clever touches like this are what make her such a brilliant writer.
A little bit; a small amount.
Move it left just a touch and it will be perfect.
The part of a sports field beyond the touchlines or goal-lines.
He got the ball, and kicked it straight out into touch.
A relationship of close communication or understanding.
He promised to keep in touch while he was away.
An ability to perform a task
I used to be a great chess player but I've lost my touch.
Primarily physical senses.
Primarily non-physical senses.
to come in contact with; to hit or strike lightly against; to extend the hand, foot, or the like, so as to reach or rest on
to perceive by the sense of feeling
to come to; to reach; to attain to
to try; to prove, as with a touchstone
to relate to; to concern; to affect
to handle, speak of, or deal with; to treat of
to meddle or interfere with; as, I have not touched the books
to affect the senses or the sensibility of; to move; to melt; to soften
to mark or delineate with touches; to add a slight stroke to with the pencil or brush
to infect; to affect slightly
to make an impression on; to have effect upon
to strike; to manipulate; to play on; as, to touch an instrument of music
to perform, as a tune; to play
to influence by impulse; to impel forcibly
to harm, afflict, or distress
to affect with insanity, especially in a slight degree; to make partially insane; -- rarely used except in the past participle
to be tangent to. See Tangent, a
to lay a hand upon for curing disease
to be in contact; to be in a state of junction, so that no space is between; as, two spheres touch only at points
to fasten; to take effect; to make impression
to treat anything in discourse, especially in a slight or casual manner; -- often with on or upon
to be brought, as a sail, so close to the wind that its weather leech shakes
the act of touching, or the state of being touched; contact
the sense by which pressure or traction exerted on the skin is recognized; the sense by which the properties of bodies are determined by contact; the tactile sense. See Tactile sense, under Tactile
act or power of exciting emotion
an emotion or affection
personal reference or application
a stroke; as, a touch of raillery; a satiric touch; hence, animadversion; censure; reproof
a single stroke on a drawing or a picture
feature; lineament; trait
the act of the hand on a musical instrument; bence, in the plural, musical notes
a small quantity intermixed; a little; a dash
a hint; a suggestion; slight notice
a slight and brief essay
a touchstone; hence, stone of the sort used for touchstone
hence, examination or trial by some decisive standard; test; proof; tried quality
the particular or characteristic mode of action, or the resistance of the keys of an instrument to the fingers; as, a heavy touch, or a light touch; also, the manner of touching, striking, or pressing the keys of a piano; as, a legato touch; a staccato touch
the broadest part of a plank worked top and but (see Top and but, under Top, n.), or of one worked anchor-stock fashion (that is, tapered from the middle to both ends); also, the angles of the stern timbers at the counters
that part of the field which is beyond the line of flags on either side
a boys' game; tag
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
tuch, v.t. to come in contact with: to perceive by feeling: to reach: to relate to: to handle or treat gently or slightly, as in 'to touch the hat,' &c.: to take, taste: to move or soften: to influence: to move to pity: to taint: (slang) to cheat: to lay the hand upon for the purpose of curing scrofula or king's evil—a practice that ceased only with the accession of the House of Brunswick.—v.i. to be in contact with: to make a passing call: to speak of anything slightly: (prov.) to salute by touching the cap.—n. act of touching: a movement on a musical instrument, skill or nicety in such, a musical note or strain: any impression conveyed by contact, a hint, a slight sound: a stroke with a pen, brush, &c.: a tinge, smack, trace, a slight degree of a thing: sense of feeling, contact, close sympathy, harmony: peculiar or characteristic manner: a style of anything at a certain expenditure: a touchstone, test.—adj. Touch′able, capable of being touched.—n. Touch′ableness, the state or quality of being touchable.—adj. Touch′-and-go, of uncertain issue, ticklish, difficult.—ns. Touch′-back, the act of touching the football to the ground behind the player's own goal when it has been kicked by an opponent; Touch′-box, a box containing tinder, which used to be carried by soldiers armed with matchlocks; Touch′-down, the touching to the ground of a football by a player behind the opponents' goal; Touch′er; Touch′-hole, the small hole of a cannon through which the fire is communicated to the charge.—adv. Touch′ily, in a touchy manner: peevishly.—n. Touch′iness, the quality of being touchy: peevishness: irritability.—adj. Touch′ing, affecting: moving: pathetic.—prep. concerning: with regard to.—adv. Touch′ingly.—ns. Touch′ingness; Touch′-me-not, a plant of genus Impatiens: lupus; Touch′-nee′dle, a small bar or needle of gold for testing articles of the same metal by comparing the streaks they make on a touchstone with those made by the needle; Touch′-pā′per, paper steeped in saltpetre for firing a train of powder, &c.; Touch′piece, a coin or medal formerly given by English sovereigns to those whom they touched for the cure of the king's evil; Touch′stone, a kind of compact basalt or stone for testing gold or silver by the streak of the touch-needle: any test; Touch′wood, some soft combustible material, as amadou, used as tinder.—adj. Touch′y, irritable: peevish.—Touch up, to improve by a series of small touches, to elaborate, embellish.—A near touch, a close shave. [Fr. toucher—from Old High Ger. zucchen (Ger. zucken), to move, to draw.]
U.S. National Library of Medicine
Sensation of making physical contact with objects, animate or inanimate. Tactile stimuli are detected by MECHANORECEPTORS in the skin and mucous membranes.
The Standard Electrical Dictionary
A term applied to methods of magnetization, as "single touch," "double touch," or "separate touch," indicating how the poles of the inducing magnet or magnets are applied to the bar to be magnetized. Under the titles of Magnetization the different methods are described.
The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz
A habit common to the impecunious, causing in its victim a feeling of faintness, followed by a chill or a sense of loss.
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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'touch' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2521
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'touch' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1858
Rank popularity for the word 'touch' in Nouns Frequency: #1011
Rank popularity for the word 'touch' in Verbs Frequency: #300
The numerical value of touch in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of touch in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
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- يلمس, لمس, لمس. اتصال. صلةArabic
- tocarCatalan, Valencian
- dotknout, dotýkat, dotek, hmat, dotykCzech
- røre, bevæge, berøreDanish
- berühren, Berührung, Tasten, SpurGerman
- αγγίζω, συγκινώ, αφή, επαφήGreek
- kortuŝi, tuŝiEsperanto
- tocar, toqueSpanish
- پرماسیدن, لمس کردن, زدنPersian
- koskea, koskettaa, kosketella, käsikopelo, kosketus, tatsi, ominaispiirre, ulkopuoli, ote, tuntuma, tuntoaisti, tyyli, piirre, hiven, hitunen, aavistus, yhteys, kontaktiFinnish
- bain le, bain doIrish
- נָגַע, ריגשHebrew
- érint, meghat, megindít, megérint, hozzányúl, érintés, tapintás, jellegzetesség, kontakt, kevés, partvonalHungarian
- sentuh, raba, singgungIndonesian
- commuovere, toccare, tattoItalian
- 接触する, 触る, 触れる, タッチ, 触覚, 感触, 接触Japanese
- 닿다, 두드리다, 만지다Korean
- taxare, toccare, tango, taxo, tangere, tangeLatin
- liesti, paliestiLithuanian
- skart, aizskartLatvian
- aanraken, beroeren, roeren, raken, ontroeren, touché, detail, tikjeDutch
- berøre, røre, kontakt, berøring, følelseNorwegian
- tocar, tocharOccitan
- dotykać, dotknąć, wzruszać, wzruszyć, poruszać, poruszyć, dotyk, szczegół, odrobina, dotknięcie, podejście, styl, kontaktPolish
- tocar, toque, contatoPortuguese
- tuccar, tucher, tocker, tutgar, tutgear, tutgierRomansh
- atinge, emoționaRomanian
- трогать, дотрагиваться, дотронуться, волновать, взволновать, тронуть, касаться, коснуться, растрогать, осязание, штрих, контакт, прикосновение, касание, стиль, манера, общениеRussian
- apodhicare, apoddicare, apodighare, podhicare, tocare, apodhigai, togare, tocae, tocaiSardinian
- dírati, tàknutiSerbo-Croatian
- beröra, röra, känsel, detalj, känsla för detaljer, beröring, liten bit, känsla, aning, smula, kontaktSwedish
- dara, daranaSwahili
- స్పర్శ, తాకు, స్పర్శించు, ముట్టుకొనుTelugu
- dokunmak, dokunmaTurkish
- доторкнутися, зворушуватися, доторкатисяUkrainian
- đến, sờ, chạm, đạt tới, xúc giácVietnamese
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