Nearby words

  1. tottie,
  2. totting,
  3. totty,
  4. toucan,
  5. toucanet,
  6. touch and go,
  7. touch base with,
  8. touch bottom,
  9. touch down,
  10. touch football

Idioms

    put the touch on, Informal. to try to borrow money from: Willie put the touch on me for another ten last night.
    touch base with. base1(def 36).

Origin of touch

1250–1300; (v.) Middle English to(u)chen < Old French tochier < Vulgar Latin *toccāre to knock, strike, touch, of expressive orig.; (noun) partly continuing Middle English touche state or act of touching < Old French, derivative of tochier, partly derivative of the v.

SYNONYMS FOR touch
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British Dictionary definitions for touchless

touchless

/ (ˈtʌtʃlɪs) /

adjective

describing an electronic device which can be controlled by gesture or sound and does not require the user to touch a keypad, screen, etc

touch

/ (tʌtʃ) /

noun

verb


Derived Formstouchable, adjectivetouchableness, nountoucher, nountouchless, adjective

Word Origin for touch

C13: from Old French tochier, from Vulgar Latin toccāre (unattested) to strike, ring (a bell), probably imitative of a tapping sound

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Word Origin and History for touchless
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Medicine definitions for touchless

touch

[ tŭch ]

n.

The physiological sense by which external objects or forces are perceived through contact with the body.
Digital examination.
Related formstouch•a•ble adj.


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Idioms and Phrases with touchless

touch

In addition to the idioms beginning with touch

  • touch and go
  • touch base with
  • touch bottom
  • touch down
  • touched by, be
  • touched in the head
  • touch off
  • touch on
  • touch up

also see:

  • common touch
  • finishing touch
  • hit (touch) bottom
  • in touch
  • lose one's touch
  • lose touch
  • not touch with a ten-foot pole
  • out of touch
  • put the arm (touch) on
  • soft touch
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