Sinonimi: sense of touch | skin senses | touch modality | cutaneous senses | touching | touch sensation | tactual sensation | tactile sensation | feeling | touching | hint | mite | pinch | jot | speck | soupcon | trace | ghost | signature | spot
ETYM Cf. French touche. Related to Touch.
Sensation produced by specialized nerve endings in the skin. Some respond to light pressure, others to heavy pressure. Temperature detection may also contribute to the overall sensation of touch. Many animals, such as nocturnal ones, rely on touch more than humans do. Some have specialized organs of touch that project from the body, such as whiskers or antennae.
(Irregular plural: touches).
1. The faculty of touch; SYN. sense of touch, skin senses, touch modality, cutaneous senses.
2. The event of something coming in contact with the body; SYN. touching.
3. The sensation produced by pressure receptors in the skin; SYN. touch sensation, tactual sensation, tactile sensation, feeling.
4. The act of putting two things together with no space between them; SYN. touching.
5. A small but appreciable amount; SYN. hint, mite, pinch, jot, speck, soupcon.
6. A suggestion of some quality; SYN. trace, ghost.
7. The act of soliciting money (as a gift or loan).
8. Deftness in handling matters.
9. The feel of mechanical action.
10. A distinguishing style; SYN. signature.
11. A slight attack of illness; SYN. spot.
1. To make physical contact with, come in contact with
2. To be in contact with; SYN. adjoin, meet.
3. To cause to be in brief contact with
4. To perceive via the tactile sense.
5. To affect emotionally; SYN. stir.
6. To deal with; usually used with a form of negation
7. To comprehend
8. To temper with; SYN. disturb.