What is touch?

  • (verb): Deal with; usually used with a form of negation.
    Example: "I wouldn't touch her with a ten-foot pole"; "The local Mafia won't touch gambling"
    See also — Additional definitions below


The somatosensory system is a diverse sensory system comprising the receptors and processing centres to produce the sensory modalities such as touch, temperature, proprioception (body position), and nociception (pain). The sensory receptors cover the skin and epithelia, skeletal muscles, bones and joints, internal organs, and the cardiovascular system.

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More definitions of "touch":

  • (verb): Comprehend.
    Example: "He could not touch the meaning of the poem"
  • (verb): Tamper with.
    Example: "Don't touch my CDs!"
    Synonyms: disturb
  • (noun): Deftness in handling matters.
    Example: "He has a master's touch"
  • (verb): To extend as far as.
    Example: "Can he reach?" "The chair must not touch the wall"
    Synonyms: reach, extend to
  • (verb): Perceive via the tactile sense.
    Example: "Helen Keller felt the physical world by touching people and objects around her"
  • (verb): Make physical contact with, come in contact with.
    Example: "Touch the stone for good luck"; "She never touched her husband"
  • (noun): The act of soliciting money (as a gift or loan).
    Example: "He watched the beggar trying to make a touch"
  • (noun): The act of putting two things together with no space between them.
    Example: "At his touch the room filled with lights"
    Synonyms: touching
  • (noun): The event of something coming in contact with the body.
    Example: "He longed for the touch of her hand"; "the cooling touch of the night air"
    Synonyms: touching
  • (verb): Be equal to in quality or ability.
    Example: "Your performance doesn't even touch that of your colleagues"
    Synonyms: equal, rival, match
  • (noun): A suggestion of some quality.
    Example: "There was a touch of sarcasm in his tone"
    Synonyms: trace, ghost
  • (verb): Make a more or less disguised reference to.
    Synonyms: allude, advert
  • (noun): A distinguishing style.
    Example: "This room needs a woman's touch"
    Synonyms: signature
  • (noun): The feel of mechanical action.
    Example: "This piano has a wonderful touch"
  • (verb): Consume.
    Example: "She didn't touch her food all night"
    Synonyms: partake
  • (verb): Be in direct physical contact with; make contact.
    Example: "The two buildings touch"
    Synonyms: adjoin, meet, contact
  • (noun): A slight attack of illness.
    Example: "He has a touch of rheumatism"
    Synonyms: spot
  • (verb): Affect emotionally.
    Synonyms: stir
  • (verb): Cause to be in brief contact with.
    Example: "He touched his toes to the horse's flanks"
  • (noun): A communicative interaction.
    Example: "He got in touch with his colleagues"
    Synonyms: contact

Famous quotes containing the word touch:

    To touch God a little with our mind is a great blessing, to grasp him is impossible.
    St. Augustine (354–430)

    Words are but symbols for the relations of things to one another and to us; nowhere do they touch upon absolute truth.
    Friedrich Nietzsche (1844–1900)

    One touch of nature makes the whole world kin,
    That all, with one consent, praise new-born gauds.
    And give to dust that is a little gilt
    More laud than gilt o’er dusted;
    The present eye praises the present object.
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)