Meaning of touch

Definition of touch

(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"
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"
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"
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"
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"
(verb) 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"
affect emotionally; "A stirring movie"; "I was touched by your kind letter of sympathy"
be relevant to; "There were lots of questions referring to her talk"; "My remark pertained to your earlier comments"
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"
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"
to extend as far as; "The sunlight reached the wall"; "Can he reach?"; "The chair must not touch the wall"
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"
tamper with; "Don't touch my CDs!"
make a more or less disguised reference to; "He alluded to the problem but did not mention it"
(adj) filled with satisfaction; "a satisfied customer"
(verb) consume; "She didn't touch her food all night"
color lightly; "her greying hair was tinged blond"; "the leaves were tinged red in November"

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