Etymology
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touch (v.)

late 13c., "make deliberate physical contact with," from Old French tochier "to touch, hit, knock; mention, deal with" (11c., Modern French toucher), from Vulgar Latin *toccare "to knock, strike" as a bell (source also of Spanish tocar, Italian toccare), perhaps of imitative origin. Related: Touched; touching.

From c. 1300 in the transitive sense "bring into physical contact," also "pertain to." Other senses attested from 14c. are "perceive by physical contact, examine by sense of touch," also "be or come into physical contact with; come to rest on; border on, be contiguous with;" also "use the sense of touch," and "mention, describe." From early 14c. as "affect or move mentally or emotionally," with notion of to "touch" the heart or mind. Also from early 14c. as "have sexual contact with." Meaning "to get or borrow money" first recorded 1760.

Touch-and-go (adj.) is recorded from 1812, apparently from the name of a tag-like game, first recorded 1650s (however, despite the coincidence, this in no way suggests an acronym origin for tag). Touch football is first attested 1933. Touch-me-not (1590s) translates Latin noli-me-tangere.

touch (n.)

c. 1300, from Old French toche "touch, a touching; a blow, attack; a test" (Modern French touche), from tocher "to touch" (see touch (v.)). Meaning "slight attack" (of an illness, etc.) is recorded from 1660s. Sense of "communication" (to be in or out of touch) is from 1884. Sense of "skill or aptitude in some topic" is first recorded 1927, probably from music or the arts. Soft touch "person easily manipulated" is recorded from 1940.

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Definitions of touch
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touch (v.)
make physical contact with, come in contact with;
She never touched her husband
touch (v.)
perceive via the tactile sense;
Helen Keller felt the physical world by touching people and objects around her
touch (v.)
affect emotionally;
I was touched by your kind letter of sympathy
Synonyms: stir
touch (v.)
be relevant to;
Synonyms: refer / pertain / relate / concern / come to / bear on / touch on / have to do with
touch (v.)
have an effect upon;
Synonyms: affect / impact / bear upon / bear on / touch on
touch (v.)
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
touch (v.)
cause to be in brief contact with;
He touched his toes to the horse's flanks
touch (v.)
to extend as far as;
The chair must not touch the wall
Synonyms: reach / extend to
touch (v.)
be equal to in quality or ability;
Your performance doesn't even touch that of your colleagues
Synonyms: equal / rival / match
touch (v.)
tamper with;
Don't touch my CDs!
Synonyms: disturb
touch (v.)
make a more or less disguised reference to;
Synonyms: allude / advert
touch (v.)
comprehend;
He could not touch the meaning of the poem
touch (v.)
consume;
She didn't touch her food all night
Synonyms: partake
touch (v.)
color lightly;
Synonyms: tint / tinct / tinge
touch (v.)
be in direct physical contact with; make contact;
Their hands touched
The two buildings touch
Synonyms: adjoin / meet / contact
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touch (n.)
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
Synonyms: touching
touch (n.)
the faculty by which external objects or forces are perceived through contact with the body (especially the hands);
only sight and touch enable us to locate objects in the space around us
Synonyms: sense of touch / skin senses / touch modality / cutaneous senses
touch (n.)
a suggestion of some quality;
there was a touch of sarcasm in his tone
Synonyms: trace / ghost
touch (n.)
a distinguishing style;
this room needs a woman's touch
Synonyms: signature
touch (n.)
the act of putting two things together with no space between them;
at his touch the room filled with lights
Synonyms: touching
touch (n.)
a slight but appreciable amount;
this dish could use a touch of garlic
Synonyms: hint / tinge / mite / pinch / jot / speck / soupcon
touch (n.)
a communicative interaction;
he got in touch with his colleagues
Synonyms: contact
touch (n.)
a slight attack of illness;
he has a touch of rheumatism
Synonyms: spot
touch (n.)
the act of soliciting money (as a gift or loan);
he watched the beggar trying to make a touch
touch (n.)
the sensation produced by pressure receptors in the skin;
she likes the touch of silk on her skin
Synonyms: touch sensation / tactual sensation / tactile sensation / feeling
touch (n.)
deftness in handling matters;
he has a master's touch
touch (n.)
the feel of mechanical action;
this piano has a wonderful touch
From wordnet.princeton.edu