What does touching mean?

Definitions for touching
ˈtʌtʃ ɪŋtouch·ing

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word touching.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. touch, touchingnoun

    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"

  2. touch, touchingadjective

    the act of putting two things together with no space between them

    "at his touch the room filled with lights"

  3. affecting, poignant, touchingadjective

    arousing affect

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

Wiktionary

  1. touchingadjective

    Provoking sadness and pity.

    a touching story

Webster Dictionary

  1. Touching

    of Touch

  2. Touchingadjective

    affecting; moving; pathetic; as, a touching tale

  3. Touching

    concerning; with respect to

  4. Touchingnoun

    the sense or act of feeling; touch

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. touching

    The state of a ship's sails when they first begin to lift or shiver with their edges in the direction of the wind. It is occasioned either by a change in the wind or in the ship's course. (See FULL AND BY.)--Luff and touch her! is the order to the helmsman to bring the vessel up, and see how near she will come to the wind, or to give facility for taking in a reef when about to lower the top-sails, or for deadening the ship's way.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of touching in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of touching in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of touching in a Sentence

  1. Sukhum Nuangjanpat:

    To me, the possibility of getting infected comes from touching the collars, clothes, crate or bags that owners used to carry their dogs, that's why I ask customers to take back all their dog's stuff and use only the things that are provided by the shop.

  2. Andersen Brower:

    When they wade into weighty policy issues, as Hillary Clinton did, it always breaks bad for them. When Barbara Bush held a baby suffering from AIDS, it sent an extremely powerful message at a time when some people were worried about catching AIDS simply by touching someone who had it, first ladies don't have to make a campaign of something, they just need to make sure the press is there to capture a moment. Barbara Bush knew how consequential that photo would become.

  3. Barack Obama:

    Today, thanks to a growing economy, the recovery is touching more and more lives.

  4. Randi Zuckerberg:

    He started talking to me about touching himself, kept asking me if I fantasized about the female business colleague I was traveling with, rated and commented on the women’s bodies boarding the aircraft as they walked by us, and many more equally horrifying and offensive comments.

  5. Elsbeth Reitzema:

    You are teaching them about boundaries and that they can say no, that their penis and vagina is theirs, and they are in charge of who is touching it and seeing it.

Images & Illustrations of touching

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    lacking orderly continuity
    • A. busy
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    • C. disjointed
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