touch n

OFr touche, stroke, blow, touch.

  1. Actual contact; handling with fingers; ministering with hands.
  2. Act of striking a musical instrument; use of hands in order to produce melodic sound.
  3. Feeling; tactile sense; ability to come into physical contact.

touch v

OFr tochier, to touch.

  1. Caress; fondle; handle slightly with fingers or hands.
  2. Reach; attain; come to.
  3. Come into physical contact with.
  4. Sip; bring into contact with the lips.
  5. Move; disarm; affect emotionally; soften feelings of.
  6. Encounter; discover; arrive at; [fig.] heal; bless; hallow; sanctify; consecrate.
  7. Induce; motivate; influence; impel; prompt.
  8. Use any portion of.
  9. Play; strum; strike in order to create sound.
  10. Turn to gold by contacting with finger like the fabled King Midas.