Textual thesaurus for "touch"

(noun) touching

the act of putting two things together with no space between them

at his touch the room filled with lights

(noun) signature

a distinguishing style

this room needs a woman's touch

(noun) skin senses, sense of touch, 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

(noun) feeling, tactile sensation, tactual sensation, touch sensation

the sensation produced by pressure receptors in the skin

she likes the touch of silk on her skin; the surface had a greasy feeling

(noun) ghost, trace

a suggestion of some quality

there was a touch of sarcasm in his tone; he detected a ghost of a smile on her face

(noun) contact

a communicative interaction

the pilot made contact with the base; he got in touch with his colleagues

(noun) 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

(noun) soupcon, speck, tinge, hint, mite, jot, pinch

a slight but appreciable amount

this dish could use a touch of garlic

(noun) spot

a slight attack of illness

he has a touch of rheumatism

(verb) touch on, impact, affect, bear on, bear upon

have an effect upon

Will the new rules affect me?

(verb) tinct, tinge, tint

color lightly

her greying hair was tinged blond; the leaves were tinged red in November

(verb) advert, allude

make a more or less disguised reference to

He alluded to the problem but did not mention it

(verb) partake


She didn't touch her food all night

(verb) adjoin, contact, meet

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

(verb) disturb

tamper with

Don't touch my CDs!

(verb) stir

affect emotionally

A stirring movie; I was touched by your kind letter of sympathy

(verb) equal, 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

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

be relevant to

There were lots of questions referring to her talk; My remark pertained to your earlier comments

(verb) extend to, reach

to extend as far as

The sunlight reached the wall; Can he reach? The chair must not touch the wall