HyperDic: touch

English > 27 senses of the word touch:
VERBcontacttouchmake physical contact with, come in contact with
perceptiontouchperceive via the tactile sense
emotiontouch, stiraffect emotionally
stativetouch, refer, pertain, relate, concern, come to, bear on, touch on, have to do withbe relevant to
contacttouch, adjoin, meet, contactbe in direct physical contact with
changetouch, affect, impact, bear upon, bear on, touch onhave an effect upon
socialtouchdeal with
contacttouchcause to be in brief contact with
stativetouch, reach, extend toto extend as far as
stativetouch, equal, rival, matchbe equal to in quality or ability
contacttouch, disturbtamper with
communicationtouch, allude, advertmake a more or less disguised reference to
cognitiontouchcomprehend / comprehend
consumptiontouch, partakeconsume
changetouch, tint, tinct, tingecolor lightly
NOUNeventtouch, touchingthe event of something coming in contact with the body / body
cognitiontouch, sense of touch, skin senses, touch modality, cutaneous sensesthe faculty by which external objects or forces are perceived through contact with the body (especially the hands)
communicationtouch, trace, ghosta suggestion of some quality
attributetouch, signaturea distinguishing style
acttouch, touchingthe act of putting two things together with no space between them
quantitytouch, hint, tinge, mite, pinch, jot, speck, soupcona slight but appreciable amount
communicationtouch, contacta communicative interaction
statetouch, spota slight attack of illness
communicationtouchthe act of soliciting money (as a gift or loan)
cognitiontouch, touch sensation, tactual sensation, tactile sensation, feelingthe sensation produced by pressure receptors in the skin
cognitiontouchdeftness in handling matters
attributetouchthe feel of mechanical action
touch > pronunciation
Soundstah'ch
RhymesBruch ... such: 11 rhymes with ahch...
English > touch: 27 senses > noun 1, event
MeaningThe event of something coming in contact with the body / body.
Examples
  • "he longed for the touch of her hand"
  • "the cooling touch of the night air"
Synonymtouching
Narrowerbrush, light touchmomentary contact
strokeA light touch
Broadercontact, impinging, strikingThe physical coming together of two or more things
Spanishtoque
Catalantoc
Verbstouchmake physical contact with, come in contact with
touchbe in direct physical contact with
touchcause to be in brief contact with
touchperceive via the tactile sense
touchto extend as far as
English > touch: 27 senses > noun 2, cognition
MeaningThe faculty by which external objects or forces are perceived through contact with the body (especially the hands).
Example"only sight and touch enable us to locate objects in the space around us"
Synonymssense of touch, skin senses, touch modality, cutaneous senses
Part ofsomesthesia, somesthesis, somaesthesia, somaesthesis, somatesthesia, somataesthesis, somatosensory system, somatic sensory system, somatic senseThe faculty of bodily perception
Broaderexteroceptionsensitivity to stimuli originating outside of the body
somatosenseAny of the sensory systems that mediate sensations of pressure and tickle and warmth and cold and vibration and limb position and limb movement and pain
Spanishsentido del tacto, tacto
Catalantacte
Adjectiveshaptic, tactile, tactualof or relating to or proceeding from the sense of touch
Verbstouchperceive via the tactile sense
English > touch: 27 senses > noun 3, communication
MeaningA suggestion of some quality.
Example"there was a touch of sarcasm in his tone"
Synonymstrace, ghost
Broadersuggestion, proposition, profferA proposal offered for acceptance or rejection
Spanishpunto, sombra, toque
Catalanpunt
English > touch: 27 senses > noun 4, attribute
MeaningA distinguishing style.
Example"this room needs a woman's touch"
Synonymsignature
Narrowercommon touchThe property of appealing to people in general (usually by appearing to have qualities in common with them)
Broadermanner, mode, style, way, fashionHow something is done or how it happens
Spanishtoque
English > touch: 27 senses > noun 5, act
MeaningThe act of putting two things together with no space between them.
Example"at his touch the room filled with lights"
Synonymtouching
Narrowercatch, grab, snatch, snapThe act of catching an object with the hands
contact, physical contactThe act of touching physically
dig, jabThe act of touching someone suddenly with your finger or elbow
fingeringtouching something with the fingers
grazing, shaving, skimmingThe act of brushing / brushing against while passing
gropeThe act of groping / groping / groping
handling, manipulationThe action of touching with the hands (or the skillful use of the hands) or by the use of mechanical means
hit, hitting, strikingThe act of contacting one thing with another
kiss, buss, osculationThe act of caressing with the lips (or an instance thereof)
kissA light / light glancing touch
lick, laptouching with the tongue
palpation, tactual explorationA method of examination in which the examiner feels the size or shape or firmness or location of something (of body parts when the examiner is a health professional)
stroke, strokingA light touch with the hands
tag(sports) the act of touching a player in a game (which changes their status in the game)
tap, pat, dabA light touch or stroke
tickle, tickling, titillationThe act of tickling / tickling
Broaderact, deed, human action, human activitySomething that people do or cause to happen
Spanishcontacto
Catalancontacte
Verbstouchcause to be in brief contact with
English > touch: 27 senses > noun 6, quantity
MeaningA slight but appreciable amount.
Example"this dish could use a touch of garlic"
Synonymshint, tinge, mite, pinch, jot, speck, soupcon
NarrowersnuffA pinch of smokeless tobacco inhaled at a single time
Broadersmall indefinite quantity, small indefinite amountAn indefinite quantity that is below average size or magnitude
Spanishpizca
Catalanpessic
English > touch: 27 senses > noun 7, communication
MeaningA communicative interaction.
Example "he got in touch with his colleagues"
Synonymcontact
Broadercommunication, communicatingThe activity of communicating
Spanishcontacto
English > touch: 27 senses > noun 8, state
MeaningA slight attack of illness.
Example"he has a touch of rheumatism"
Synonymspot
BroaderattackA sudden occurrence of an uncontrollable condition
English > touch: 27 senses > noun 9, communication
MeaningThe act of soliciting money (as a gift or loan).
Example"he watched the beggar trying to make a touch"
BroadersolicitationAn entreaty addressed to someone of superior status
English > touch: 27 senses > noun 10, cognition
MeaningThe sensation produced by pressure receptors in the skin.
Example"she likes the touch of silk on her skin"
Synonymstouch sensation, tactual sensation, tactile sensation, feeling
NarrowercreepinessAn uneasy sensation as of insects creeping on your skin
cutaneous sensation, haptic sensation, skin sensationA sensation localized on the skin
BroaderperceptionThe process of perceiving
Spanishpercepción táctil, tacto
Catalanpercepció tàctil, tacte
Adjectiveshaptic, tactile, tactualof or relating to or proceeding from the sense of touch
Verbstouchperceive via the tactile sense
English > touch: 27 senses > noun 11, cognition
Meaningdeftness in handling matters.
Example"he has a master's touch"
Narrowerfinishing touch, capstone, copestoneA final / final touch
Broaderadeptness, adroitness, deftness, facility, quicknessSkillful performance or ability without difficulty
English > touch: 27 senses > noun 12, attribute
MeaningThe feel of mechanical action.
Example"this piano has a wonderful touch"
Broadertactile property, feelA property perceived by touch
Spanishtoque
English > touch: 27 senses > verb 1, contact
Meaningmake physical contact with, come in contact with.
PatternSomething ----s; Somebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody; Something ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody PP; Somebody ----s something PP
Examples
  • "Touch the stone for good luck"
  • "She never touched her husband"
Entailed byfeel, fingerExamine by touch
pawtouch clumsily
rubMove over something with pressure
Narrowerbrushtouch lightly and briefly
engageGet caught
feelpass one's hands over the sexual organs of
finger, thumbFeel or handle with the fingers
handle, palmtouch, lift, or hold with the hands
hitDeal a blow to, either with the hand or with an instrument
hit, strike, impinge on, run into, collide withhit against
kisstouch lightly or gently
mouthtouch with the mouth
palpate, feelExamine (a body part) by palpation
pick uptake up by hand
pressExert pressure or force to or upon
skim over, skimMove or pass swiftly and lightly over the surface of
snog, kiss, buss, osculateTouch with the lips or press the lips (against someone's mouth or other body part) as an expression of love, greeting, etc.
strikedeliver a sharp blow, as with the hand, fist, or weapon
strike, hitproduce by manipulating keys or strings of musical instruments, also metaphorically
stroketouch lightly and repeatedly, as with brushing motions
tagtouch a player while he is holding the ball
toetouch with the toe
touchCause to be in brief contact with
See alsotouch downcome or bring (a plane) to a landing
Spanishcontactar, palpar, tocar
Catalanpalpar, tocar
Nounstouchthe event of something coming in contact with the body / body
touchera person who causes or allows a part of the body to come in contact with someone or something
touchingthe act of putting two things together with no space between them
English > touch: 27 senses > verb 2, perception
Meaningperceive via the tactile sense.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody
Example"Helen Keller felt the physical world by touching people and objects around her"
Entailed byfeelgrope or feel in search of something
Broaderperceive, comprehendTo become aware of through the senses
Spanishpalpar, tocar
Catalanpalpar, tocar
Nounstouchthe faculty by which external objects or forces are perceived through contact with the body (especially the hands)
touchthe sensation produced by pressure receptors in the skin
touch, touchingthe event of something coming in contact with the body / body
English > touch: 27 senses > verb 3, emotion
Meaningaffect emotionally.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody
ModelThe bad news will touch him; The performance is likely to touch Sue
Example "I was touched by your kind letter of sympathy"
Synonymstir
NarrowergetEvoke an emotional response
Broaderaffect, impress, move, strikeHave an emotional or cognitive impact / impact upon
Spanishdespertar, palpar, provocar, tocar
Catalanpalpar, tocar
English > touch: 27 senses > verb 4, stative
MeaningBe relevant to.
PatternSomething ----s somebody; Something ----s something
Synonymsrefer, pertain, relate, concern, come to, bear on, touch on, have to do with
Narrowerapply, hold, go forBe pertinent or relevant or applicable
focus on, center on, revolve around, revolve about, concentrate on, centerCenter upon
involve, affect, regardConnect closely and often incriminatingly
matter to, interestBe of importance or consequence
Similar toallude, touch, advertmake a more or less disguised reference to
Spanishatañer, concernir, incumbir, palpar, referirse, referir, relatar, respectar, tocar, tratarse
Catalanconcernir, incumbir, palpar, pertocar, referir-se, referir, relatar, tocar, tractar-se
English > touch: 27 senses > verb 5, contact
MeaningBe in direct physical contact with; make contact / contact / contact.
PatternSomething ----s something
ModelOur properties touch at this point; His fields touch mine at this point
Examples
  • "The two buildings touch"
  • "Their hands touched"
Synonymsadjoin, meet, contact
NarrowerattachBe attached
border, adjoin, edge, abut, march, butt, butt against, butt onlie adjacent to another or share a boundary
cling, cleave, adhere, stick, cohereCome or be in close contact with
cover, spread overform a cover over
hugfit closely or tightly
lean on, rest on, lean againstrest on for support
rub, fray, fret, chafe, scratchCause friction
surround, environ, ring, skirt, borderExtend on all sides of simultaneously
Similar toconverge, meetBe adjacent or come together
Spanishcolindar, contactar, lindar, palpar, tocar
Catalanconfrontar, contactar, palpar, tocar-se, tocar
Nounstouchthe event of something coming in contact with the body / body
English > touch: 27 senses > verb 6, change
MeaningHave an effect upon.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody; Something ----s something
Synonymsaffect, impact, bear upon, bear on, touch on
Narrowerhit, strikeaffect or afflict suddenly, usually adversely
hydrolize, hydrolisemake a compound react with water and undergo hydrolysis
influence, act upon, workHave and exert influence or effect
process, treatsubject to a process or treatment, with the aim of readying for some purpose, improving, or remedying a condition
queer, expose, scupper, endanger, perilput in a dangerous, disadvantageous, or difficult position
redoundHave an effect for good or ill
repercussCause repercussions
slam-dunkmake a forceful move against
stimulate, exciteact as a stimulant
strike a blowaffect adversely
subjectCause to experience or suffer or make liable or vulnerable to
tell onproduce an effect or strain on somebody
tinge, color, colour, distortaffect as in thought or feeling
trouble, put out, inconvenience, disoblige, discommode, incommode, botherTo cause inconvenience or discomfort to
Broaderchange, alter, modifyCause to change
Spanishafectar, conmover, impactar, repercutir, tocar
Catalanafectar, commoure, impactar, repercutir
English > touch: 27 senses > verb 7, social
MeaningDeal with; usually used with a form of negation.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Examples
  • "I wouldn't touch her with a ten-foot pole"
  • "The local Mafia won't touch gambling"
Broadermanage, deal, care, handleBe in charge of, act on, or dispose of
English > touch: 27 senses > verb 8, contact
MeaningCause to be in brief contact with.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"He touched his toes to the horse's flanks"
Broadertouchmake physical contact with, come in contact with
Spanishtocar
Nounstouchthe act of putting two things together with no space between them
touchthe event of something coming in contact with the body / body
touchera person who causes or allows a part of the body to come in contact with someone or something
English > touch: 27 senses > verb 9, stative
MeaningTo extend as far as.
PatternSomething is ----ing PP; Something ----s something
Example "Can he reach?""The chair must not touch the wall"
Synonymsreach, extend to
Narrowerreach intoRun into or up to
BroaderbeOccupy a certain position or area
Spanishcontactar, lindar, tocar
Catalanafrontar, confrontar, contactar, estar tocant a, estrènyer, palpar, tocar
Nounstouchthe event of something coming in contact with the body / body
English > touch: 27 senses > verb 10, stative
MeaningBe equal to in quality or ability.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody; Something ----s something
Example "Your performance doesn't even touch that of your colleagues"
Synonymsequal, rival, match
Broadercompete, vie, contendcompete for something
Similar toequal, match, equalize, equalise, equatemake equal, uniform, corresponding, or matching
Spanishigualar, rivalizar
English > touch: 27 senses > verb 11, contact
Meaningtamper with.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"Don't touch my CDs!"
Synonymdisturb
Narrowerupsetdisturb the balance or stability of
violateDestroy
Broaderchange, alter, modifyCause to change
Spanishdesordenar, manosear, tocar
English > touch: 27 senses > verb 12, communication
Meaningmake a more or less disguised reference to.
PatternSomebody ----s PP
Synonymsallude, advert
Entailsdenote, referHave as a meaning / meaning
Broaderhint, suggestDrop a hint
Similar torefer, pertain, relate, concern, come to, bear on, touch, touch on, have to do withBe relevant to
Spanishadvertir, aludir, referirse, tocar
Catalanal·ludir, referir-se, tocar
English > touch: 27 senses > verb 13, cognition
Meaningcomprehend / comprehend.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"He could not touch the meaning of the poem"
Broaderunderstandknow and comprehend the nature or meaning / meaning of
Spanishcomprender, entender, tocar
Catalanmencionar, referir-se
English > touch: 27 senses > verb 14, consumption
Meaningconsume.
PatternSomebody ----s something
ModelThey touch more bread
Example"She didn't touch her food all night"
Synonympartake
Narrowerreceivepartake of the Holy Eucharist sacrament
Broaderconsume, ingest, take in, take, haveServe oneself to, or consume regularly
Spanishconsumir, tocar, tomar
English > touch: 27 senses > verb 15, change
Meaningcolor lightly.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Synonymstint, tinct, tinge
NarrowercomplexionGive a certain color to
hennaapply henna to one's hair
tincturestain or tint with a color
Broadercolor, colorize, colorise, colourise, colourize, colour, color in, colour inadd color to
Spanishmatizar, teñir
Catalanmatisar, tenyir, tintar

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