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Overview of noun touch

The noun touch has 12 senses? (first 7 from tagged texts)
1. (8) touch, touching

(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")

2. (3) touch, sense of touch, skin senses, touch modality, cutaneous senses

(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")

3. (2) touch, trace, ghost

(a suggestion of some quality; "there was a touch of sarcasm in his tone"; "he detected a ghost of a smile on her face")

4. (2) touch, signature

(a distinguishing style; "this room needs a woman's touch")

5. (2) touch, touching

(the act of putting two things together with no space between them; "at his touch the room filled with lights")

6. (1) touch, hint, tinge, mite, pinch, jot, speck, soupcon

(a slight but appreciable amount; "this dish could use a touch of garlic")

7. (1) contact, touch

(a communicative interaction; "the pilot made contact with the base"; "he got in touch with his colleagues")

8. touch, spot

(a slight attack of illness; "he has a touch of rheumatism")

9. touch

(the act of soliciting money (as a gift or loan); "he watched the beggar trying to make a touch")

10. touch, touch sensation, tactual sensation, tactile sensation, feeling

(the sensation produced by pressure receptors in the skin; "she likes the touch of silk on her skin"; "the surface had a greasy feeling")

11. touch

(deftness in handling matters; "he has a master's touch")

12. touch

(the feel of mechanical action; "this piano has a wonderful touch")


Overview of verb touch

The verb touch has 15 senses? (first 13 from tagged texts)
1. (33) touch

(make physical contact with, come in contact with; "Touch the stone for good luck"; "She never touched her husband")

2. (5) touch

(perceive via the tactile sense; "Helen Keller felt the physical world by touching people and objects around her")

3. (4) touch, stir

(affect emotionally; "A stirring movie"; "I was touched by your kind letter of sympathy")

4. (3) refer, pertain, relate, concern, come to, bear on, touch, touch on, have-to doe with

(be relevant to; "There were lots of questions referring to her talk"; "My remark pertained to your earlier comments")

5. (3) touch, adjoin, meet, contact

(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")

6. (3) affect, impact, bear upon, bear on, touch on, touch

(have an effect upon; "Will the new rules affect me?")

7. (2) touch

(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. (2) touch

(cause to be in brief contact with; "He touched his toes to the horse's flanks")

9. (1) reach, extend to, touch

(to extend as far as; "The sunlight reached the wall"; "Can he reach?" "The chair must not touch the wall")

10. (1) equal, touch, rival, match

(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")

11. (1) touch, disturb

(tamper with; "Don't touch my CDs!")

12. (1) allude, touch, advert

(make a more or less disguised reference to; "He alluded to the problem but did not mention it")

13. (1) touch

(comprehend; "He could not touch the meaning of the poem")

14. partake, touch

(consume; "She didn't touch her food all night")

15. tint, tinct, tinge, touch

(color lightly; "her greying hair was tinged blond"; "the leaves were tinged red in November")

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