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Meaning of touch

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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

      n 1: 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" [syn: {touch}, {touching}]
      2: 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" [syn: {touch}, {sense of touch}, {skin senses},
         {touch modality}, {cutaneous senses}]
      3: a suggestion of some quality; "there was a touch of sarcasm
         in his tone"; "he detected a ghost of a smile on her face"
         [syn: {touch}, {trace}, {ghost}]
      4: a distinguishing style; "this room needs a woman's touch"
         [syn: {touch}, {signature}]
      5: the act of putting two things together with no space between
         them; "at his touch the room filled with lights" [syn:
         {touch}, {touching}]
      6: a slight but appreciable amount; "this dish could use a touch
         of garlic" [syn: {touch}, {hint}, {tinge}, {mite}, {pinch},
         {jot}, {speck}, {soupcon}]
      7: a communicative interaction; "the pilot made contact with the
         base"; "he got in touch with his colleagues" [syn: {contact},
      8: a slight attack of illness; "he has a touch of rheumatism"
         [syn: {touch}, {spot}]
      9: the act of soliciting money (as a gift or loan); "he watched
         the beggar trying to make a touch"
      10: the sensation produced by pressure receptors in the skin;
          "she likes the touch of silk on her skin"; "the surface had
          a greasy feeling" [syn: {touch}, {touch sensation}, {tactual
          sensation}, {tactile sensation}, {feeling}]
      11: deftness in handling matters; "he has a master's touch"
      12: the feel of mechanical action; "this piano has a wonderful
      v 1: make physical contact with, come in contact with; "Touch
           the stone for good luck"; "She never touched her husband"
      2: perceive via the tactile sense; "Helen Keller felt the
         physical world by touching people and objects around her"
      3: affect emotionally; "A stirring movie"; "I was touched by
         your kind letter of sympathy" [syn: {touch}, {stir}]
      4: be relevant to; "There were lots of questions referring to
         her talk"; "My remark pertained to your earlier comments"
         [syn: {refer}, {pertain}, {relate}, {concern}, {come to},
         {bear on}, {touch}, {touch on}, {have-to doe with}]
      5: 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" [syn: {touch}, {adjoin}, {meet}, {contact}]
      6: have an effect upon; "Will the new rules affect me?" [syn:
         {affect}, {impact}, {bear upon}, {bear on}, {touch on},
      7: 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
      8: cause to be in brief contact with; "He touched his toes to
         the horse's flanks"
      9: to extend as far as; "The sunlight reached the wall"; "Can he
         reach?" "The chair must not touch the wall" [syn: {reach},
         {extend to}, {touch}]
      10: 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" [syn: {equal}, {touch},
          {rival}, {match}]
      11: tamper with; "Don't touch my CDs!" [syn: {touch}, {disturb}]
      12: make a more or less disguised reference to; "He alluded to
          the problem but did not mention it" [syn: {allude}, {touch},
      13: comprehend; "He could not touch the meaning of the poem"
      14: consume; "She didn't touch her food all night" [syn:
          {partake}, {touch}]
      15: color lightly; "her greying hair was tinged blond"; "the
          leaves were tinged red in November" [syn: {tint}, {tinct},
          {tinge}, {touch}]

Source : WordNet ® Princeton University. 2010.

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