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, 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"

  2. touch, touching(adj)

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

    "at his touch the room filled with lights"

  3. affecting, poignant, touching(adj)

    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. touching(Adjective)

    Provoking sadness and pity.

    a touching story

Webster Dictionary

  1. Touching

    of Touch

  2. Touching(adj)

    affecting; moving; pathetic; as, a touching tale

  3. Touching

    concerning; with respect to

  4. Touching(noun)

    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.

How to pronounce touching?

  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
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    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say touching in sign language?

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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. Barack Obama:

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

  2. Doug Lamborn:

    Now, I don’t even want to be associated with him (President Obama). It’s like touching a, a tar baby and you get it . . . you know you’re stuck, and you’re part of the problem now, and you can’t get away.”

  3. Rachel Lang:

    The popular notion that one should avoid touching one's face for fear of creating wrinkles is completely incorrect. Skin responds beautifully to mindful touch.

  4. Liam Brierley:

    People in these areas may also hunt bats for bushmeat, unaware of the risks of transmissible diseases which can occur through touching body fluids and raw meat of bats.

  5. Touch Our:

    The open hand is the opposite of a fist, a fist is violent; it means war, while a hand is open and reflects an openness to friendship and communication. We call it Touch Our Future because when you impact the life of an infant, you are actually touching a future that we won’t see. You are really having an impact on their (the infants’) future.

Images & Illustrations of touching

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