Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun touch

12 senses of touch

Sense 1
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")
       => contact, impinging, striking -- (the physical coming together of two or more things; "contact with the pier scraped paint from the hull")

Sense 2
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")
       => somatosense -- (any 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)
       => exteroception -- (sensitivity to stimuli originating outside of the body)

Sense 3
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")
       => suggestion, proposition, proffer -- (a proposal offered for acceptance or rejection; "it was a suggestion we couldn't refuse")

Sense 4
touch, signature -- (a distinguishing style; "this room needs a woman's touch")
       => manner, mode, style, way, fashion -- (how something is done or how it happens; "her dignified manner"; "his rapid manner of talking"; "their nomadic mode of existence"; "in the characteristic New York style"; "a lonely way of life"; "in an abrasive fashion")

Sense 5
touch, touching -- (the act of putting two things together with no space between them; "at his touch the room filled with lights")
       => act, deed, human action, human activity -- (something that people do or cause to happen)

Sense 6
touch, hint, tinge, mite, pinch, jot, speck, soupcon -- (a slight but appreciable amount; "this dish could use a touch of garlic")
       => small indefinite quantity, small indefinite amount -- (an indefinite quantity that is below average size or magnitude)

Sense 7
contact, touch -- (a communicative interaction; "the pilot made contact with the base"; "he got in touch with his colleagues")
       => communication, communicating -- (the activity of communicating; the activity of conveying information; "they could not act without official communication from Moscow")

Sense 8
touch, spot -- (a slight attack of illness; "he has a touch of rheumatism")
       => attack -- (a sudden occurrence of an uncontrollable condition; "an attack of diarrhea")

Sense 9
touch -- (the act of soliciting money (as a gift or loan); "he watched the beggar trying to make a touch")
       => solicitation -- (an entreaty addressed to someone of superior status; "a solicitation to the king for relief")

Sense 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")
       => perception -- (the process of perceiving)

Sense 11
touch -- (deftness in handling matters; "he has a master's touch")
       => adeptness, adroitness, deftness, facility, quickness -- (skillful performance or ability without difficulty; "his quick adeptness was a product of good design"; "he was famous for his facility as an archer")

Sense 12
touch -- (the feel of mechanical action; "this piano has a wonderful touch")
       => tactile property, feel -- (a property perceived by touch)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb touch

15 senses of touch

Sense 1
touch -- (make physical contact with, come in contact with; "Touch the stone for good luck"; "She never touched her husband")
          Phrasal Verb-> touch down#1

Sense 2
touch -- (perceive via the tactile sense; "Helen Keller felt the physical world by touching people and objects around her")
       => perceive, comprehend -- (to become aware of through the senses; "I could perceive the ship coming over the horizon")

Sense 3
touch, stir -- (affect emotionally; "A stirring movie"; "I was touched by your kind letter of sympathy")
       => affect, impress, move, strike -- (have an emotional or cognitive impact upon; "This child impressed me as unusually mature"; "This behavior struck me as odd")

Sense 4
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")

Sense 5
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")

Sense 6
affect, impact, bear upon, bear on, touch on, touch -- (have an effect upon; "Will the new rules affect me?")
       => change, alter, modify -- (cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue")

Sense 7
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")
       => manage, deal, care, handle -- (be in charge of, act on, or dispose of; "I can deal with this crew of workers"; "This blender can't handle nuts"; "She managed her parents' affairs after they got too old")

Sense 8
touch -- (cause to be in brief contact with; "He touched his toes to the horse's flanks")
       => touch -- (make physical contact with, come in contact with; "Touch the stone for good luck"; "She never touched her husband")

Sense 9
reach, extend to, touch -- (to extend as far as; "The sunlight reached the wall"; "Can he reach?" "The chair must not touch the wall")
       => be -- (occupy a certain position or area; be somewhere; "Where is my umbrella?" "The toolshed is in the back"; "What is behind this behavior?")

Sense 10
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")
       => compete, vie, contend -- (compete for something; engage in a contest; measure oneself against others)

Sense 11
touch, disturb -- (tamper with; "Don't touch my CDs!")
       => change, alter, modify -- (cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue")

Sense 12
allude, touch, advert -- (make a more or less disguised reference to; "He alluded to the problem but did not mention it")
       => hint, suggest -- (drop a hint; intimate by a hint)

Sense 13
touch -- (comprehend; "He could not touch the meaning of the poem")
       => understand -- (know and comprehend the nature or meaning of; "She did not understand her husband"; "I understand what she means")

Sense 14
partake, touch -- (consume; "She didn't touch her food all night")
       => consume, ingest, take in, take, have -- (serve oneself to, or consume regularly; "Have another bowl of chicken soup!"; "I don't take sugar in my coffee")

Sense 15
tint, tinct, tinge, touch -- (color lightly; "her greying hair was tinged blond"; "the leaves were tinged red in November")
       => color, colorize, colorise, colourise, colourize, colour, color in, colour in -- (add color to; "The child colored the drawings"; "Fall colored the trees"; "colorize black and white film")

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