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Definitions of touch

  1. To be in contact; to be in a state of junction; to treat of slightly in discourse. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  2. To induce to give or lend; to borrow from; as, to touch one for a loan; hence, to steal from. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. To perceive by the sense of feeling. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. To come to; to reach; to attain to. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. To try; to prove, as with a touchstone. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. To relate to; to concern; to affect. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. To handle, speak of, or deal with; to treat of. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. To meddle or interfere with; as, I have not touched the books. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. To affect the senses or the sensibility of; to move; to melt; to soften. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. To mark or delineate with touches; to add a slight stroke to with the pencil or brush. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. To infect; to affect slightly. Webster Dictionary DB
  13. To make an impression on; to have effect upon. Webster Dictionary DB
  14. To perform, as a tune; to play. Webster Dictionary DB
  15. To influence by impulse; to impel forcibly. Webster Dictionary DB
  16. To harm, afflict, or distress. Webster Dictionary DB
  17. To be tangent to. See Tangent, a. Webster Dictionary DB
  18. To affect with insanity, especially in a slight degree; to make partially insane; - rarely used except in the past participle. Webster Dictionary DB
  19. To compare with; of be equal to; - usually with a negative; as, he held that for good cheer nothing could touch an open fire. Webster Dictionary DB
  20. To come in contact with; as, to touch something with the hand; to perceive or know by feeling; to handle slightly; to concern; to refer to in a light manner; as in conversation, to touch a subject briefly; add a light stroke to; reach; affect the senses or feelings of; as, an act of kindness will touch a person; meddle with; disturb; injure or hurt; to affect to a slight extent; as, plants touched by frost. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  21. To come in contact with: to perceive by feeling: to reach: to relate to: to handle or treat gently or slightly: to move or soften: to influence. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  22. To come into contact with; perceive by feeling; reach to; relate to; influence; affect. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  23. To be in or come into contact with, as with the hand; reach; strike; play upon. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  24. To affect with tender feeling. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  25. To relate to; concern. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  26. To strike; to manipulate; to play on; as, to touch an instrument of music. Webster Dictionary DB
  27. To be in contact; to be in a state of junction, so that no space is between; as, two spheres touch only at points. Webster Dictionary DB
  28. To fasten; to take effect; to make impression. Webster Dictionary DB
  29. To be brought, as a sail, so close to the wind that its weather leech shakes. Webster Dictionary DB
  30. To treat anything in discourse, especially in a slight or casual manner; - often with on or upon. Webster Dictionary DB
  31. To be in contact; as, the two forms touch; to speak of a subject lightly; with on or upon; as, in the course of his talk, he touched upon the gravity of such an offense; to call at a port; with at. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  32. To be in contact with: to speak of anything slightly. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  33. dye with a color Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  34. tamper with; "Don't touch my CDs!" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  35. affect emotionally; "A stirring movie"; "I was touched by your kind letter of sympathy" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  36. The act of touching, or the state of being touched; contact. Webster Dictionary DB
  37. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  38. Act or power of exciting emotion. Webster Dictionary DB
  39. An emotion or affection. Webster Dictionary DB
  40. Personal reference or application. Webster Dictionary DB
  41. A stroke; as, a touch of raillery; a satiric touch; hence, animadversion; censure; reproof. Webster Dictionary DB
  42. A single stroke on a drawing or a picture. Webster Dictionary DB
  43. Feature; lineament; trait. Webster Dictionary DB
  44. The act of the hand on a musical instrument; bence, in the plural, musical notes. Webster Dictionary DB
  45. A small quantity intermixed; a little; a dash. Webster Dictionary DB
  46. A hint; a suggestion; slight notice. Webster Dictionary DB
  47. A slight and brief essay. Webster Dictionary DB
  48. A touchstone; hence, stone of the sort used for touchstone. Webster Dictionary DB
  49. Hence, examination or trial by some decisive standard; test; proof; tried quality. Webster Dictionary DB
  50. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  51. To be in contact. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  52. To come in contact with; to perceive by the sense of feeling; to come to; to reach; to try; to concern; to handle slightly; to meddle with; to affect; to move; to soften; to delineate slightly; to strike; to be in contact with. To touch up, to repair. To touch the wind, to keep near it. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  53. To come close to or in contact with; to perceive by the sense of feeling; to handle slightly; to put the hand, finger, foot, or other part on or against; to arrive at; to meddle with; to rub or strike against; to soften; to make an impression on, as the heart; to be in a state of contact; to take effect; to treat of slightly in a discourse. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  54. a communicative interaction; "the pilot made contact with the base"; "he got in touch with his colleagues" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  55. the sensation produced by pressure receptors in the skin; "she likes the touch of silk on her skin"; "the surface had a greasy feeling" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  56. a slight but appreciable addition; "this dish could use a touch of garlic" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  57. the act of putting two things together with no space between them; "at his touch the room filled with lights" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  58. the feel of mechanical action; "this piano has a wonderful touch" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  59. deftness in handling matters; "he has a master's touch" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  60. the act of soliciting money (as a gift or loan); "he watched the beggar trying to make a touch" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  61. 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  62. a slight attack of illness; "he has a touch of rheumatism" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  63. comprehend; "He could not touch the meaning of the poem" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  64. consume; "She didn't touch her food all night" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  65. make physical contact with, come in contact with; "Touch the stone for good luck"; "She never touched her husband" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  66. cause to be in brief contact with; "He touched his toes to the horse's flanks" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  67. perceive via the tactile sense; "Helen Keller felt the physical world by touching people and objects around her" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  68. 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" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  69. have to do with or be relevant to; "There were lots of questions referring to her talk"; "My remark pertained to your earlier comments" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  70. to extend as far as; "The sunlight reached the wall"; "Can he reach?" "The chair must not touch the wall" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  71. A set of changes less than the total possible on seven bells, that is, less than 5,040. Webster Dictionary DB
  72. An act of borrowing or stealing. Webster Dictionary DB
  73. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  74. That part of the field which is beyond the line of flags on either side. Webster Dictionary DB
  75. A boys' game; tag. Webster Dictionary DB
  76. Tallow; - a plumber's term. Webster Dictionary DB
  77. The act or state of coming or being in contact; contact; sense of feeling; sensation; the manner of action of the hand, as on a musical instrument; as, she has a light touch; the peculiar manner of execution, as of a painting, etc.; as, the touch of an expert; a single stroke on a painting, etc.; close understanding or sympathy; as, in close touch with a friend; a light attack of a disease. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  78. Act of touching: a movement on a musical instrument: sense of feeling: an affection or emotion: a little: (music) resistance of the keys of an instrument to the fingers. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  79. Contact; sense of feeling; a little; marks of pencil or brush on a picture; manipulation of an artist. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  80. A touching; contact. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  81. The sense that gives the impression of contact. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  82. Any slight effort or effect, as of brush or pen. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  83. Accord; sympathy. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  84. Contact; the junction of two bodies at the surface so that there is no space between them; the sense of feeling; the act of touching; test; tried qualities; the single set of a pencil, &c.; feature; act of the hand on a musical instrument; an affection; a stroke; the resistance of the keys of an instrument to the fingers. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  85. The contact of two bodies at the surface; the sense of feeling; that by which anything is examined; the act of putting the hand, finger, or other on or against; a single act of a pencil upon the pictures being painted; a stroke; slight notice quantity intermixed. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  86. To lay a hand upon for curing disease. Webster Dictionary DB

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Usage examples for touch

  1. Will that touch you? – The Adventures of Harry Richmond, Complete by George Meredith Last Updated: March 7, 2009
  2. I don't dare touch on that side of things." – The Red Planet by William J. Locke
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