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Definition 1: the act of putting two things together with no space between them - [noun denoting act]

Samples where touching or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • at his touch the room filled with lights

Synonyms for touching in the sense of this definition

(touching is a kind of ...) something that people do or cause to happen

(... is a kind of touching ) touching with the tongue

"the dog's laps were warm and wet"

(... is a kind of touching ) (sports) the act of touching a player in a game (which changes their status in the game)

(... is a kind of touching ) a light touch with the hands

(... is a kind of touching ) the act of tickling

(... is a kind of touching ) a method of examination in which the examiner feels the size or shape or firmness or location of something (of body parts when the examiner is a health professional)

(... is a kind of touching ) the act of groping; and instance of groping

(... is a kind of touching ) touching something with the fingers

(... is a kind of touching ) the action of touching with the hands (or the skillful use of the hands) or by the use of mechanical means

(... is a kind of touching ) the act of catching an object with the hands

"Mays made the catch with his back to the plate" "he made a grab for the ball before it landed" "Martin's snatch at the bridle failed and the horse raced away" "the infielder's snap and throw was a single motion"

(... is a kind of touching ) the act of caressing with the lips (or an instance thereof)

(... is a kind of touching ) a light glancing touch

"there was a brief kiss of their hands in passing"

(... is a kind of touching ) the act of touching someone suddenly with your finger or elbow

"she gave me a sharp dig in the ribs"

(... is a kind of touching ) the act of contacting one thing with another

"repeated hitting raised a large bruise" "after three misses she finally got a hit"

(... is a kind of touching ) a light touch or stroke

(... is a kind of touching ) the act of touching physically

"her fingers came in contact with the light switch"

(... is a kind of touching ) the act of brushing against while passing

Definition 2: the event of something coming in contact with the body - [noun denoting event]

Samples where touching or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he longed for the touch of her hand
  • the cooling touch of the night air

Synonyms for touching in the sense of this definition

(touching is a kind of ...) the physical coming together of two or more things

"contact with the pier scraped paint from the hull"

(... is a kind of touching ) momentary contact

(... is a kind of touching ) a light touch

Definition 3: arousing affect - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where touching or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the homecoming of the released hostages was an affecting scene
  • poignant grief cannot endure forever
  • his gratitude was simple and touching

Synonyms for touching in the sense of this definition

(touching is similar to ...) arousing or capable of arousing deep emotion

"she laid her case of destitution before him in a very moving letter"

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