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Touch meaning

touch - 52 dictionary results

  1. 1. a slight attack of illness; " he has a touch of rheumatism"
  2. 2. comprehend; " He could not touch the meaning of the poem"
  3. 3. consume; " She didn't touch her food all night"
  4. 4. make physical contact with, come in contact with; " Touch the stone for good luck"; " She never touched her husband"
  5. 5. cause to be in brief contact with; " He touched his toes to the horse's flanks"
  6. 6. perceive via the tactile sense; " Helen Keller felt the physical world by touching people and objects around her"
  7. 7. 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"
  8. 8. have to do with or be relevant to; " There were lots of questions referring to her talk"; " My remark pertained to your earlier comments"
  9. 9. to extend as far as; " The sunlight reached the wall"; " Can he reach?" " The chair must not touch the wall"
  10. 10. To induce to give or lend; to borrow from; as, to touch one for a loan; hence, to steal from.
  11. 11. A set of changes less than the total possible on seven bells, that is, less than 5, 040.
  12. 12. An act of borrowing or stealing.
  13. 13. 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.
  14. 14. To perceive by the sense of feeling.
  15. 15. To come to; to reach; to attain to.
  16. 16. To try; to prove, as with a touchstone.
  17. 17. To relate to; to concern; to affect.
  18. 18. To handle, speak of, or deal with; to treat of.
  19. 19. To meddle or interfere with; as, I have not touched the books.
  20. 20. To affect the senses or the sensibility of; to move; to melt; to soften.
  21. 21. To infect; to affect slightly.
  22. 22. To make an impression on; to have effect upon.
  23. 23. To perform, as a tune; to play.
  24. 24. To influence by impulse; to impel forcibly.
  25. 25. To harm, afflict, or distress.
  26. 26. To be tangent to. See Tangent, a.
  27. 27. To lay a hand upon for curing disease.
  28. 28. To be in contact; to be in a state of junction, so that no space is between; as, two spheres touch only at points.
  29. 29. To fasten; to take effect; to make impression.
  30. 30. To be brought, as a sail, so close to the wind that its weather leech shakes.
  31. 31. The act of touching, or the state of being touched; contact.
  32. 32. 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.
  33. 33. Act or power of exciting emotion.
  34. 34. An emotion or affection.
  35. 35. Personal reference or application.
  36. 36. Feature; lineament; trait.
  37. 37. The act of the hand on a musical instrument; bence, in the plural, musical notes.
  38. 38. A small quantity intermixed; a little; a dash.
  39. 39. A hint; a suggestion; slight notice.
  40. 40. A slight and brief essay.
  41. 41. A touchstone; hence, stone of the sort used for touchstone.
  42. 42. Hence, examination or trial by some decisive standard; test; proof; tried quality.
  43. 43. 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.
  44. 44. 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.
  45. 45. That part of the field which is beyond the line of flags on either side.
  46. 46. A boys' game; tag.
  47. 47. To affect with insanity, especially in a slight degree; to make partially insane; - rarely used except in the past participle.
  48. 48. To treat anything in discourse, especially in a slight or casual manner; - often with on or upon.
  49. 49. To compare with; of be equal to; - usually with a negative; as, he held that for good cheer nothing could touch an open fire.
  50. 50. Tallow; - a plumber's term.
  51. 51. Contact; sense of feeling; a little; marks of pencil or brush on a picture; manipulation of an artist.
  52. 52. To come into contact with; perceive by feeling; reach to; relate to; influence; affect.

touch - examples of usage

  1. It ain't for me to touch; it is for the doctor to give his orders about that money. - "The Beautiful Wretch; The Pupil of Aurelius; and The Four Macnicols", William Black.
  2. But she won't touch one. - "The Beautiful Wretch; The Pupil of Aurelius; and The Four Macnicols", William Black.
  3. " I would free him if he would let me touch him. - "The Princess Pocahontas", Virginia Watson.
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