Associations to the word «Touch»

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TOUCH, verb. Primarily physical senses.
TOUCH, verb. (transitive) To make physical contact with; to bring the hand, finger or other part of the body into contact with. [from 14th c.]
TOUCH, verb. (transitive) To come into (involuntary) contact with; to meet or intersect. [from 14th c.]
TOUCH, verb. (intransitive) To come into physical contact, or to be in physical contact. [from 14th c.]
TOUCH, verb. (intransitive) To make physical contact with a thing. [from 14th c.]
TOUCH, verb. (transitive) To physically disturb; to interfere with, molest, or attempt to harm through contact. [from 14th c.]
TOUCH, verb. (transitive) To physically affect in specific ways implied by context. [from 15th c.]
TOUCH, verb. (transitive) To consume, or otherwise use. [from 15th c.]
TOUCH, verb. (intransitive) Of a ship or its passengers: to land, to make a short stop (at). [from 16th c.]
TOUCH, verb. (transitive) (now historical) To lay hands on (someone suffering from scrofula) as a form of cure, as formerly practised by English and French monarchs. [from 17th c.]
TOUCH, verb. (transitive or reflexive) To sexually excite with the fingers; to finger or masturbate. [from 20th c.]
TOUCH, verb. (intransitive) (obsolete) To fasten; to take effect; to make impression.
TOUCH, verb. (nautical) To bring (a sail) so close to the wind that its weather leech shakes.
TOUCH, verb. (intransitive) (nautical) To be brought, as a sail, so close to the wind that its weather leech shakes.
TOUCH, verb. (nautical) To keep the ship as near (the wind) as possible.
TOUCH, verb. Primarily non-physical senses.
TOUCH, verb. (transitive) To imbue or endow with a specific quality. [from 14th c.]
TOUCH, verb. (transitive) (archaic) To deal with in speech or writing; to mention briefly, to allude to. [from 14th c.]
TOUCH, verb. (intransitive) To deal with in speech or writing; briefly to speak or write (on or upon something). [from 14th c.]
TOUCH, verb. (transitive) To concern, to have to do with. [14th-19th c.]
TOUCH, verb. (transitive) To affect emotionally; to bring about tender or painful feelings in. [from 14th c.]
TOUCH, verb. (transitive) (dated) To affect in a negative way, especially only slightly. [from 16th c.]
TOUCH, verb. (transitive) (Scottish history) To give royal assent to by touching it with the sceptre. [from 17th c.]
TOUCH, verb. (transitive) (slang) To obtain money from, usually by borrowing (from a friend). [from 18th c.]
TOUCH, verb. (transitive) (always passive) To disturb the mental functions of; to make somewhat insane; often followed with "in the head". [from 18th c.]
TOUCH, verb. (transitive) To be on the level of; to approach in excellence or quality. [from 19th c.]
TOUCH, verb. (transitive) (computing) To mark (a file or document) as having been modified.
TOUCH, verb. To try; to prove, as with a touchstone.
TOUCH, verb. To mark or delineate with touches; to add a slight stroke to with the pencil or brush.
TOUCH, verb. (obsolete) To infect; to affect slightly.
TOUCH, verb. To strike; to manipulate; to play on.
TOUCH, verb. To perform, as a tune; to play.
TOUCH, verb. To influence by impulse; to impel forcibly.
TOUCH, noun. An act of touching, especially with the hand or finger.
TOUCH, noun. The faculty or sense of perception by physical contact.
TOUCH, noun. The style or technique with which one plays a musical instrument.
TOUCH, noun. A distinguishing feature or characteristic.
TOUCH, noun. A little bit; a small amount.
TOUCH, noun. The part of a sports field beyond the touchlines or goal-lines.
TOUCH, noun. A relationship of close communication or understanding.
TOUCH, noun. The ability to perform a task well; aptitude.
TOUCH, noun. (obsolete) Act or power of exciting emotion.
TOUCH, noun. (obsolete) An emotion or affection.
TOUCH, noun. (obsolete) Personal reference or application.
TOUCH, noun. A single stroke on a drawing or a picture.
TOUCH, noun. (obsolete) A brief essay.
TOUCH, noun. (obsolete) A touchstone; hence, stone of the sort used for touchstone.
TOUCH, noun. (obsolete) Examination or trial by some decisive standard; test; proof; tried quality.
TOUCH, noun. (music) The particular or characteristic mode of action, or the resistance of the keys of an instrument to the fingers.
TOUCH, noun. (shipbuilding) The broadest part of a plank worked top and but, 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.
TOUCH, noun. The children's game of tag.
TOUCH, noun. (bell-ringing) A set of changes less than the total possible on seven bells, i.e. less than 5,040.
TOUCH, noun. (slang) An act of borrowing or stealing something.
TOUCH, noun. (UK) (plumbing) (dated) tallow
TOUCH 'EM ALL, verb. (baseball) (slang) To touch all four bases after hitting a home run, hence to hit a home run.
TOUCH A CHORD, verb. Alternative term for strike a chord
TOUCH A NERVE, verb. (idiomatic) To make a remark or perform a deed which produces a strong response, especially an emotional response such as anxiety or annoyance, because it calls to mind something which has been a source of concern or embarrassment.
TOUCH A RAW NERVE, verb. Alternative form of touch a nerve
TOUCH AND GO, adjective. (idiomatic) Precarious, delicate, dangerous, risky, sensitive or of uncertain outcome.
TOUCH AND GO, verb. (nautical) To touch bottom lightly and without damage, as a vessel in motion.
TOUCH BASE, verb. (baseball) To touch a base, usually with a foot but sometimes with a hand.
TOUCH BASE, verb. (idiomatic) (colloquial) (US) (Canada) (usually with "with") (derived from the baseball term) To consult, visit, or communicate.
TOUCH BASES, verb. Alternative form of touch base
TOUCH CLOTH, verb. (intransitive) (idiomatic) (slang) To be just on the point of soiling oneself.
TOUCH DOWN, verb. (aviation) To land an aircraft or spacecraft.
TOUCH DOWN, verb. (American football) To score a touchdown
TOUCH DOWN, verb. (rugby) To score a try.
TOUCH FOOTBALL, noun. A version of football (American football) in which players are touched as opposed to tackled.
TOUCH HOLE, noun. A small hole through which the propellant charge of a cannon or muzzleloading gun is ignited.
TOUCH HOLES, noun. Plural of touch hole
TOUCH LABOR, noun. (US) The hands-on production or technical aspects of a task or service at the operational level of an organization.
TOUCH LINE, noun. Alternative form of touchline
TOUCH MAP, noun. A visual representation of all the places where a given player touched the ball during the game
TOUCH MAPS, noun. Plural of touch map
TOUCH MOVE, noun. (chess) The rule, in chess, that a piece touched must be moved or captured if possible.
TOUCH OF THE TARBRUSH, noun. (derogatory) A derogatory descriptive phrase for when a person of predominantly Caucasian ancestry has real or suspected African or Asian distant ancestry
TOUCH OFF, verb. (idiomatic) To start; to cause, especially used for unstable situations that may magnify if disturbed.
TOUCH ON, verb. (transitive) (idiomatic) To mention briefly.
TOUCH ON, verb. (transitive) (idiomatic) To come or go to for a short time.
TOUCH ONESELF, verb. (UK) (idiomatic) to masturbate
TOUCH PANEL, noun. A touch screen.
TOUCH PHONE, noun. Alternative form of touchphone
TOUCH PHONES, noun. Plural of touch phone
TOUCH PIECE, noun. (now historical) A coin or medallion given to someone in Britain after they had been touched by the sovereign as a cure for the king's evil.
TOUCH PIECES, noun. Plural of touch piece
TOUCH SCREEN, noun. An input/output device that allows the user to interact with the computer by touching the display screen.
TOUCH SCREENS, noun. Plural of touch screen
TOUCH SOMEONE'S HEM, verb. Alternative form of touch the hem of someone's garment
TOUCH SOMEONE'S ROBE, verb. Alternative form of touch the hem of someone's garment
TOUCH THE HEM OF SOMEONE'S GARMENT, verb. (idiomatic) To give respect or reverence to someone; to express servitude to someone; to draw strength or comfort from someone who is superior.
TOUCH THE HEM OF SOMEONE'S ROBE, verb. Alternative form of touch the hem of someone's garment
TOUCH TYPING, noun. Typing without the use of sight to identify the keyboard keys.
TOUCH UP, verb. (idiomatic) (transitive) To make slight corrections or adjustments to; to fill in or perfect.
TOUCH UP, verb. (idiomatic) (transitive) To fondle or to grope someone, usually in an inappropriate way.
TOUCH WOOD, verb. To make contact with wood to avert bad luck, in accordance with a folk practice.
TOUCH WOOD, interjection. (idiomatic) (UK) (Australia) (South Africa) (New Zealand) Hopefully; said while touching something wooden, to avert superstitious bad luck from what has just been said.

Dictionary definition

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".
TOUCH, noun. 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".
TOUCH, noun. A suggestion of some quality; "there was a touch of sarcasm in his tone"; "he detected a ghost of a smile on her face".
TOUCH, noun. A distinguishing style; "this room needs a woman's touch".
TOUCH, noun. The act of putting two things together with no space between them; "at his touch the room filled with lights".
TOUCH, noun. A slight but appreciable amount; "this dish could use a touch of garlic".
TOUCH, noun. A communicative interaction; "the pilot made contact with the base"; "he got in touch with his colleagues".
TOUCH, noun. A slight attack of illness; "he has a touch of rheumatism".
TOUCH, noun. The act of soliciting money (as a gift or loan); "he watched the beggar trying to make a touch".
TOUCH, noun. The sensation produced by pressure receptors in the skin; "she likes the touch of silk on her skin"; "the surface had a greasy feeling".
TOUCH, noun. Deftness in handling matters; "he has a master's touch".
TOUCH, noun. The feel of mechanical action; "this piano has a wonderful touch".
TOUCH, verb. Make physical contact with, come in contact with; "Touch the stone for good luck"; "She never touched her husband".
TOUCH, verb. Perceive via the tactile sense; "Helen Keller felt the physical world by touching people and objects around her".
TOUCH, verb. Affect emotionally; "A stirring movie"; "I was touched by your kind letter of sympathy".
TOUCH, verb. Be relevant to; "There were lots of questions referring to her talk"; "My remark pertained to your earlier comments".
TOUCH, verb. 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".
TOUCH, verb. Have an effect upon; "Will the new rules affect me?".
TOUCH, verb. 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".
TOUCH, verb. Cause to be in brief contact with; "He touched his toes to the horse's flanks".
TOUCH, verb. To extend as far as; "The sunlight reached the wall"; "Can he reach?" "The chair must not touch the wall".
TOUCH, verb. 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".
TOUCH, verb. Tamper with; "Don't touch my CDs!".
TOUCH, verb. Make a more or less disguised reference to; "He alluded to the problem but did not mention it".
TOUCH, verb. Comprehend; "He could not touch the meaning of the poem".
TOUCH, verb. Consume; "She didn't touch her food all night".
TOUCH, verb. Color lightly; "her greying hair was tinged blond"; "the leaves were tinged red in November".

Wise words

A word carries far, very far, deals destruction through time as the bullets go flying through space.
Joseph Conrad