Sell also: adjoin, advert, affect, allude, concern, contact, disturb, equal, feeling, ghost, hint, impact, jot, match, meet, mite, partake, pertain, pinch, reach, refer, relate, rival, signature, speck, spot, stir, tinge, tint, touching, trace
• Noun: the event of something coming in contact with the body; examples: "he longed for the touch of her hand", "the cooling touch of the night air"
• Noun: the faculty by which external objects or forces are perceived through contact with the body (especially the hands); example: "only sight and touch enable us to locate objects in the space around us"
• Noun: a suggestion of some quality; examples: "there was a touch of sarcasm in his tone", "he detected a ghost of a smile on her face"
• Noun: a slight attack of illness; example: "he has a touch of rheumatism"
• Noun: a distinguishing style; example: "this room needs a woman's touch"
• Noun: the act of putting two things together with no space between them; example: "at his touch the room filled with lights"
• Noun: a slight but appreciable addition; example: "this dish could use a touch of garlic"
• Noun: a communicative interaction; examples: "the pilot made contact with the base", "he got in touch with his colleagues"
• Noun: the act of soliciting money (as a gift or loan); example: "he watched the beggar trying to make a touch"
• Noun: the sensation produced by pressure receptors in the skin; examples: "she likes the touch of silk on her skin", "the surface had a greasy feeling"
• Noun: deftness in handling matters; example: "he has a master's touch"
• Noun: the feel of mechanical action; example: "this piano has a wonderful touch"
• Verb: make physical contact with, come in contact with; examples: "Touch the stone for good luck", "She never touched her husband"
• Verb: perceive via the tactile sense; example: "Helen Keller felt the physical world by touching people and objects around her"
• Verb: affect emotionally; examples: "A stirring movie", "I was touched by your kind letter of sympathy"
• Verb: have to do with or be relevant to; examples: "There were lots of questions referring to her talk", "My remark pertained to your earlier comments"
• Verb: be in direct physical contact with; make contact; examples: "The two buildings touch", "Their hands touched", "The wire must not contact the metal cover", "The surfaces contact at this point"
• Verb: have an effect upon; example: "Will the new rules affect me?"
• Verb: deal with; usually used with a form of negation; examples: "I wouldn't touch her with a ten-foot pole", "The local Mafia won't touch gambling"
• Verb: cause to be in brief contact with; example: "He touched his toes to the horse's flanks"
• Verb: to extend as far as; examples: "The sunlight reached the wall", "Can he reach?" "The chair must not touch the wall"
• Verb: be equal to in quality or ability; examples: "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"
• Verb: tamper with; example: "Don't touch my CDs!"
• Verb: make a more or less disguised reference to; example: "He alluded to the problem but did not mention it"
• Verb: comprehend; example: "He could not touch the meaning of the poem"
• Verb: consume; example: "She didn't touch her food all night"
• Verb: color lightly; examples: "her greying hair was tinged blond", "the leaves were tinged red in November"
With this sense of the splendour of our experience and of its awful brevity, gathering all we are into one desperate effort to see and touch, we shall hardly have time to make theories about the things we see and touch.
These technologies can make life easier, can let us touch people we might not otherwise. You may have a child with a birth defect and be able to get in touch with other parents and support groups, get medical information, the latest experimental drugs. These things can profoundly influence life. I'm not downplaying that.
We can believe that we know where the world should go. But unless we're in touch with our customers, our model of the world can diverge from reality. There's no substitute for innovation, of course, but innovation is no substitute for being in touch, either.
When I sing, I feel like when you're first in love. It's more than sex. It's that point two people can get to they call love, when you really touch someone for the first time, but it's gigantic, multiplied by the whole audience. I feel chills.
And so you touch this limit, something happens and you suddenly can go a little bit further. With your mind power, your determination, your instinct, and the experience as well, you can fly very high.