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All disgust is originally disgust at touching.
Walter Benjamin

Meaning of "touching" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF TOUCHING

touching  [ˈtʌtʃɪŋ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF TOUCHING

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Touching can act as an adjective and a preposition.
The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

The preposition is an invariable grammatical category, that has no meaning itself and which serves to link or relate terms.

WHAT DOES TOUCHING MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Physical intimacy

Physical intimacy is sensual proximity or touching. It is an act or reaction, such as an expression of feelings, between people. Examples of physical intimacy include being inside someone's personal space, holding hands, hugging, kissing, caressing, and sexual activity. It is possible to be physically intimate with someone without actually touching them; however, a certain proximity is necessary. For instance, a sustained eye contact is considered a form of physical intimacy, analogous to touching. When a person enters someone else's personal space for the purpose of being intimate, it is physical intimacy, regardless of the lack of actual physical contact. Most people desire occasional physical intimacy, which is a natural part of human sexuality, and research has shown it has health benefits. A hug or touch can result in the release of oxytocin, dopamine, and serotonin, and in a reduction in stress hormones.

Definition of touching in the English dictionary

The definition of touching in the dictionary is evoking or eliciting tender feelings. Other definition of touching is on the subject of; relating to.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH TOUCHING


approaching
əˈprəʊtʃɪŋ
branching
ˈbrɑːntʃɪŋ
catching
ˈkætʃɪŋ
Ching
tʃɪŋ
Chongqing
ˈtʃʊŋˈtʃɪŋ
coaching
ˈkəʊˌtʃɪŋ
enriching
ɪnˈrɪtʃɪŋ
etching
ˈɛtʃɪŋ
fetching
ˈfɛtʃɪŋ
itching
ˈɪtʃɪŋ
Kuching
ˈkuːtʃɪŋ
launching
ˈlɔːntʃɪŋ
matching
ˈmætʃɪŋ
overarching
ˌəʊvərˈɑːtʃɪŋ
scorching
ˈskɔːtʃɪŋ
scratching
ˈskrætʃɪŋ
searching
ˈsɜːtʃɪŋ
stitching
ˈstɪtʃɪŋ
stretching
ˈstrɛtʃɪŋ
teaching
ˈtiːtʃɪŋ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE TOUCHING

touchableness
touchback
touchdown
touched
toucher
touchhole
touchier
touchiest
touchily
touchiness
touchingly
touchingness
touchless
touchline
touchline ban
touchmark
touchpad
touchpaper
touchstone
touchup

WORDS THAT END LIKE TOUCHING

aching
anything
bewitching
birdwatching
bitching
couching
English Language Teaching
eye-catching
far-reaching
geocaching
girl-watching
penny-pinching
quenching
ranching
retching
screeching
soul-searching
squelching
thatching
twitching
whale watching

Synonyms and antonyms of touching in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «TOUCHING»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «touching» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of touching

Translation of «touching» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF TOUCHING

Find out the translation of touching to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of touching from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «touching» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

动人的
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

enternecedor
570 millions of speakers

English

touching
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

छू
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

مُؤَثِّر
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

трогательный
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

comovente
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

স্পর্শ
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

touchant
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Menyentuh
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

rührend
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

感動的な
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

감동적인
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Ndemek
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

gây xúc động
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

டச்சிங்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

स्पर्श करणे
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

dokunma
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

toccante
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

wzruszający
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

зворушливий
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

impresionant
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

συγκινητικός
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

raak
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

rörande
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

rørende
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of touching

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «TOUCHING»

The term «touching» is very widely used and occupies the 9.261 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «TOUCHING» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «touching» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «touching» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about touching

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10 QUOTES WITH «TOUCHING»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word touching.
1
Tiki Barber
You get held to a high standard, almost an unmaintainable standard, in the public eye that you don't even come close to touching.
2
Walter Benjamin
All disgust is originally disgust at touching.
3
Birdman
Justin Bieber is signed to Def Jam, and I don't believe in touching nothing that ain't mine. I want someone to give me the same respect - don't touch nothing that's mine. I still want what I want. But Justin Bieber is definitely a friend of a family. Me, Drake, Wayne. We rock with the little homie, so he a part of us in heart.
4
Tara Brach
Quite simply, if you're feeling anxious, angry, a sense of shame, whatever it is, breathe in and agree to touch or feel it. Breathing out, offer space and care to whatever's there. If there's blocking to touching it, emphasize the in-breath and stay embodied.
5
Gavin Bryars
There's another way of making music, by touching the lives and feelings of ordinary people.
6
Lindsey Buckingham
It's really touching that we can come back after so long and care about making an album that says as much as this one does. And after all this time, we really do care about each other.
7
Sean Connery
I've always been hopeful about Scotland's prospects. And I now believe more than ever that Scotland is within touching distance of achieving independence and equality.
8
Noel Coward
I'm not a heavy drinker, I can sometimes go for hours without touching a drop.
9
George William Curtis
Romance like a ghost escapes touching; it is always where you are not, not where you are. The interview or conversation was prose at the time, but it is poetry in the memory.
10
Anton du Beke
Ballroom is two people dancing together to music, touching in perfect harmony.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «TOUCHING»

Discover the use of touching in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to touching and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Touching: Poems of Love, Longing, and Desire
The second volume of the Fearless Poetry series presents some of the best new poetry about love, longing, and desire featuring 50 accomplished and emerging poets.
Sari Friedman, Miller Patrick D, 2011
2
A Very Touching Book: For Little People and for Big People
Designed for use by a parent or concerned adult with children to help children understand the difference between good and bad touching.
Jan Hindman, 1983
3
Touching Feeling: Affect, Pedagogy, Performativity
DIVA collection of essays examining theories of affect and how they relate to issues of performance and performativity./div "Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick writes with intense precision, and yet her work directs us toward the domain where meaning is ...
Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick, Adam Frank, 2003
4
Touching: The Human Significance of the Skin
With more than 300,000 copies sold, this landmark book is an impressive examination of the importance of touching.
Ashley Montagu, 1986
5
Touching Spirit Bear
Touching Spirit Bear is a poignant testimonial to the power of a pain that can destroy, or lead to healing
Ben Mikaelsen, 2010
6
Touching
Explains how human beings use the sense of touch to determine such textures as hard, soft, tough, smooth, hot and cold
Henry Arthur Pluckrose, Chris Fairclough, 1995
7
Touching
Learn about how nerves under the skin help people feel different things.
‎2010
8
Touching from a Distance: Ian Curtis and Joy Division
Revered by his peers and idolised by his fans, Ian Curtis left behind a legacy rich in artistic genius.
Deborah Curtis, 2007
9
Touching Enlightenment: Finding Realization in the Body
In Touching Enlightenment, the esteemed author of five books on Buddhist history and practice guides you back to the original practice of the Buddha: a systematic process that results in a profound awareness ''in your body rather than in ...
Reginald A. Ray, 2009
10
Touching
Touching by Helen Frost Consulting Editor: Gail Saunders-Smith, Ph. Consultant: Eric H. Chudler, Ph.D. Research Associate Professor Department of Anesthesiology University of Washington, Seattle Pebble Books are published bv Capstone ...
Gail Saunders Smith, Helen Frost, 2004

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «TOUCHING»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term touching is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Man Accused of Touching Himself at Lake Compounce
Police have arrested a 29-year-old man accused of touching himself at the Lake Compounce water park while thousands of guests, including children, were ... «NBC Connecticut, Jul 15»
2
Port Jervis teacher charged with forcible touching of male student
PORT JERVIS – State police say a high school art teacher has been charged with misdemeanor forcible touching after having an inappropriate relationship with ... «Times Herald-Record, Jul 15»
3
“Every Kid Wants to Buy Their Father a House”: Son's Touching
This son's touching prank he pulled on his dad, “Angry Grandpa,” will make you cry happy tears. The Angry Grandpa Show posted on YouTube: “For the past few ... «wnep.com, Jul 15»
4
Not your average proposal: Man creates touching engagement …
Now, a little over a year later, Tyler has asked for that blessing in a touching video ... The video also shows Tyler's proposal, which is equally as touching as all of ... «fox8.com, Jul 15»
5
Prosecutors: Man killed friend for touching his car
A Calumet Heights man shot and killed his longtime friend over the July Fourth weekend because the pal touched his Cadillac, Cook County prosecutors said ... «Chicago Sun-Times, Jul 15»
6
J&K minister in a soup for touching woman doctor's collar
Jammu & Kashmir Minister for Health & Medical Education Choudhary Lal Singh has landed in yet another controversy for touching the collar of a woman doctor, ... «The Indian Express, Jul 15»
7
NY lawmakers make subway touching a crime
New York lawmakers have voted to establish the crime of improper touching or other sexual contact aboard the subway or other public transportation. «Allentown Morning Call, Jun 15»
8
L.I. Neurologist Accused Of Touching Patient Inappropriately
Dr. Jacob Mathew has been charged with touching a patient inappropriately at his Long Island office. (Credit: Suffolk County Police) ... «CBS Local, Apr 15»
9
Vancouver police searching for massage therapist accused of …
Valentin Delgado has been arrested on suspicion of unwanted touching, and Vancouver police suspect more clients might have been victimized. They are ... «OregonLive.com, Apr 15»
10
Ex-Stanford Hospital Employee Accused of Inappropriately …
A former Stanford Hospital operating room technician has been arrested on suspicion of inappropriately touching patients under his care, police said. Ian Cull ... «NBC Bay Area, Apr 15»

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