Touching Synonyms & Definitions

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• TouchingDefinition & Meaning in English

  1. (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Touch
  2. (n.) The sense or act of feeling; touch.
  3. (a.) Affecting; moving; pathetic; as, a touching tale.
  4. (prep.) Concerning; with respect to.

• TouchDefinition & Meaning in English

  1. (n.) Tallow; -- a plumbers term.
  2. (v. t.) To induce to give or lend; to borrow from; as, to touch one for a loan; hence, to steal from.
  3. (v. t.) To compare with; of be equal to; -- usually with a negative; as, he held that for good cheer nothing could touch an open fire.
  4. (n.) An act of borrowing or stealing.
  5. (n.) A set of changes less than the total possible on seven bells, that is, less than 5,040.
  6. (v.) A touchstone; hence, stone of the sort used for touchstone.
  7. (v. t.) To infect; to affect slightly.
  8. (v. t.) To come in contact with; to hit or strike lightly against; to extend the hand, foot, or the like, so as to reach or rest on.
  9. (v.) The particular or characteristic mode of action, or the resistance of the keys of an instrument to the fingers; as, a heavy touch, or a light touch; also, the manner of touching, striking, or pressing the keys of a piano; as, a legato touch; a staccato touch.
  10. (n.) That part of the field which is beyond the line of flags on either side.
  11. (v. t.) To influence by impulse; to impel forcibly.
  12. (v.) A slight and brief essay.
  13. (v. t.) To come to; to reach; to attain to.
  14. (v.) The sense by which pressure or traction exerted on the skin is recognized; the sense by which the properties of bodies are determined by contact; the tactile sense. See Tactile sense, under Tactile.
  15. (v.) A single stroke on a drawing or a picture.
  16. (v. t.) To relate to; to concern; to affect.
  17. (v.) Feature; lineament; trait.
  18. (n.) A boys game; tag.
  19. (v.) A small quantity intermixed; a little; a dash.
  20. (v. t.) To meddle or interfere with; as, I have not touched the books.
  21. (v. i.) To be brought, as a sail, so close to the wind that its weather leech shakes.
  22. (v.) The broadest part of a plank worked top and but (see Top and but, under Top, n.), or of one worked anchor-stock fashion (that is, tapered from the middle to both ends); also, the angles of the stern timbers at the counters.
  23. (v. t.) To be tangent to. See Tangent, a.
  24. (v. t.) To affect the senses or the sensibility of; to move; to melt; to soften.
  25. (v. t.) To harm, afflict, or distress.
  26. (v.) The act of touching, or the state of being touched; contact.
  27. (v.) A hint; a suggestion; slight notice.
  28. (v. t.) To perceive by the sense of feeling.
  29. (v. t.) To make an impression on; to have effect upon.
  30. (v. i.) To treat anything in discourse, especially in a slight or casual manner; -- often with on or upon.
  31. (v. t.) To handle, speak of, or deal with; to treat of.
  32. (v. i.) To be in contact; to be in a state of junction, so that no space is between; as, two spheres touch only at points.
  33. (v. i.) To fasten; to take effect; to make impression.
  34. (v.) Act or power of exciting emotion.
  35. (a.) To lay a hand upon for curing disease.
  36. (v.) Hence, examination or trial by some decisive standard; test; proof; tried quality.
  37. (v.) Personal reference or application.
  38. (v.) A stroke; as, a touch of raillery; a satiric touch; hence, animadversion; censure; reproof.
  39. (v. t.) To try; to prove, as with a touchstone.
  40. (v. t.) To mark or delineate with touches; to add a slight stroke to with the pencil or brush.
  41. (v. t.) To perform, as a tune; to play.
  42. (v.) An emotion or affection.
  43. (v. t.) To strike; to manipulate; to play on; as, to touch an instrument of music.
  44. (v. t.) To affect with insanity, especially in a slight degree; to make partially insane; -- rarely used except in the past participle.
  45. (v.) The act of the hand on a musical instrument; bence, in the plural, musical notes.