Associations to the word «Touching»


TOUCHING, verb. Present participle of touch
TOUCHING, adjective. Provoking sadness and pity.
TOUCHING, noun. The act by which something is touched.
TOUCHING BALL, noun. (snooker) An instance in snooker where the cue ball is touching a potential object ball. If the player hits the ball in question, it is a foul shot.
TOUCHING UP, verb. Present participle of touch up
TOUCHING WOOD, verb. Present participle of touch wood

Dictionary definition

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".
TOUCHING, noun. The act of putting two things together with no space between them; "at his touch the room filled with lights".
TOUCHING, adjective. Arousing affect; "the homecoming of the released hostages was an affecting scene"; "poignant grief cannot endure forever"; "his gratitude was simple and touching".

Wise words

To use the same words is not a sufficient guarantee of understanding; one must use the same words for the same genus of inward experience; ultimately one must have one's experiences in common.
Friedrich Nietzsche