Definition of TOUCHING

noun : TOUCHING

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 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" ;

  • 2. (

    ) the act of putting two things together with no space between them; "at his touch the room filled with lights" ;

verb : TOUCHING

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 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" ;

  • 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" ;

  • 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 gambling" ;

  • 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" ;

  • 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" ;

  • 12. (

    ) make a more or less disguised reference to; "He alluded to the problem but did not mention it" ;

  • 13. (

    ) comprehend; "He could not touch the meaning of the poem" ;

Adjective : TOUCHING

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) arousing affect; "the homecoming of the released hostages was an affecting scene"; "poignant grief cannot endure forever"; "his gratitude was simple and touching" ;


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