Definition and Meanings for touched

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Touched is ranked 2,290 in the ranking of most used words in English

Part of Speech of touched

transitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun, adjective, intransitive verb, noun, verb

Etymology of touched

f. toucher, of. touchier, tuchier; of teutonic origin; cf. ohg. zucchen, zukken, to twitch, pluck, draw, g. zukken, zukken, v. intens. fr. ohg. ziohan to draw, g. ziehen, akin to e. tug. see tuck, v. t., tug, and cf. tocsin, toccata cf. f. touche. see touch, v.

Meaning of touched


as transitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun, transitive verb

  • 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.
  • to perceive by the sense of feeling.
  • to come to; to reach; to attain to.
  • to try; to prove, as with a touchstone.
  • to relate to; to concern; to affect.
  • to handle, speak of, or deal with; to treat of.
  • to meddle or interfere with; as, i have not touched the books.
  • to affect the senses or the sensibility of; to move; to melt; to soften; especially, to cause feelings of pity, compassion, sympathy, or gratitude in.
  • to mark or delineate with touches; to add a slight stroke to with the pencil or brush.
  • to infect; to affect slightly.
  • to make an impression on; to have effect upon.
  • to strike; to manipulate; to play on; as, to touch an instrument of music.
  • to perform, as a tune; to play.
  • to influence by impulse; to impel forcibly.
  • to harm, afflict, or distress.
  • to affect with insanity, especially in a slight degree; to make partially insane; -- rarely used except in the past participle.

as adjective

  • to be tangent to. see tangent, a.
  • to lay a hand upon for curing disease.
  • to compare with; to be equal to; -- usually with a negative; as, he held that for good cheer nothing could touch an open fire.
  • to induce to give or lend; to borrow from; as, to touch one for a loan; hence, to steal from.

as intransitive verb

  • to be in contact; to be in a state of junction, so that no space is between; as, two spheres touch only at points.
  • to fasten; to take effect; to make impression.
  • to treat anything in discourse, especially in a slight or casual manner; -- often with on or upon.
  • to be brought, as a sail, so close to the wind that its weather leech shakes.

as noun, verb

  • the act of touching, or the state of being touched; contact.
  • 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.
  • act or power of exciting emotion.
  • an emotion or affection.
  • personal reference or application.
  • a stroke; as, a touch of raillery; a satiric touch; hence, animadversion; censure; reproof.
  • a single stroke on a drawing or a picture.
  • feature; lineament; trait.
  • the act of the hand on a musical instrument; bence, in the plural, musical notes.
  • a small quantity intermixed; a little; a dash.
  • a hint; a suggestion; slight notice.
  • a slight and brief essay.
  • a touchstone; hence, stone of the sort used for touchstone.
  • hence, examination or trial by some decisive standard; test; proof; tried quality.
  • the particular or characteristi

    No antonyms for touched

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