1. an overwhelming number or amount

    Synonyms : deluge, flood, inundation
    Type Of : flock, good deal, great deal, hatful, heap, lot, mass, mess, mickle, mint, mountain, muckle, passel, peck, pile, plenty, pot, quite a little, raft, wad, deal, tidy sum, batch, sight, slew, spate, stack
    Examples :
    • a torrent of abuse
  2. a heavy rain

    Synonyms : cloudburst, deluge, downpour, pelter, soaker, waterspout
    Type Of : rainfall, rain
  3. a violently fast stream of water (or other liquid)

    Synonyms : violent stream
    Type Of : current, stream
    Examples :
    • the houses were swept away in the torrent


  1. a distinguishing style

    Synonyms : signature
    Type Of : manner, mode, style, way, fashion
    Examples :
    • this room needs a woman's touch
  2. make a more or less disguised reference to

    Synonyms : advert, allude
    Type Of : hint, suggest
  3. consume

    Synonyms : partake
    Type Of : consume, have, take in, ingest, take
    Examples :
    • She didn't touch her food all night
  4. the event of something coming in contact with the body

    Synonyms : touching
    Type Of : contact, impinging, striking
    Examples :
    • he longed for the touch of her hand
    • the cooling touch of the night air
  5. be relevant to

    Synonyms : bear on, come to, concern, have to do with, pertain, refer, relate, touch on
  6. a suggestion of some quality

    Synonyms : ghost, trace
    Type Of : suggestion, proffer, proposition
    Examples :
    • there was a touch of sarcasm in his tone
  7. have an effect upon

    Synonyms : affect, bear on, bear upon, impact, touch on
    Type Of : change, modify, alter
  8. the act of putting two things together with no space between them

    Synonyms : touching
    Type Of : human activity, human action, deed, act
    Examples :
    • at his touch the room filled with lights
  9. be equal to in quality or ability

    Synonyms : equal, match, rival
    Type Of : contend, compete, vie
    Examples :
    • Your performance doesn't even touch that of your colleagues
  10. a communicative interaction

    Synonyms : contact
    Type Of : communicating, communication
    Examples :
    • he got in touch with his colleagues
  11. a slight attack of illness

    Synonyms : spot
    Type Of : attack
    Examples :
    • he has a touch of rheumatism
  12. affect emotionally

    Synonyms : stir
    Type Of : strike, move, affect, impress
    Examples :
    • I was touched by your kind letter of sympathy
  13. the faculty by which external objects or forces are perceived through contact with the body (especially the hands)

    Synonyms : cutaneous senses, sense of touch, skin senses, touch modality
    Type Of : somatosense, exteroception
    Examples :
    • only sight and touch enable us to locate objects in the space around us
  14. tamper with

    Synonyms : disturb
    Type Of : alter, change, modify
    Examples :
    • Don't touch my CDs!
  15. to extend as far as

    Synonyms : extend to, reach
    Type Of : be
    Examples :
    • The chair must not touch the wall
  16. a slight but appreciable amount

    Synonyms : hint, jot, mite, pinch, soupcon, speck, tinge
    Type Of : small indefinite amount, small indefinite quantity
    Examples :
    • this dish could use a touch of garlic
  17. be in direct physical contact with; make contact

    Synonyms : adjoin, contact, meet
    Examples :
    • The two buildings touch
    • Their hands touched
  18. the sensation produced by pressure receptors in the skin

    Synonyms : feeling, tactile sensation, tactual sensation, touch sensation
    Type Of : perception
    Examples :
    • she likes the touch of silk on her skin
  19. color lightly

    Synonyms : tinct, tinge, tint
    Type Of : color, colourize, colourise, colour in, colour, colorize, colorise, color in
  20. cause to be in brief contact with

    Examples :
    • He touched his toes to the horse's flanks
  21. comprehend

    Type Of : understand
    Examples :
    • He could not touch the meaning of the poem
  22. deal with; usually used with a form of negation

    Type Of : handle, manage, deal, care
    Examples :
    • I wouldn't touch her with a ten-foot pole
    • The local Mafia won't touch gambling
  23. deftness in handling matters

    Type Of : adroitness, quickness, adeptness, facility, deftness
    Examples :
    • he has a master's touch
  24. make physical contact with, come in contact with

    Examples :
    • She never touched her husband
  25. perceive via the tactile sense

    Type Of : perceive, comprehend
    Examples :
    • Helen Keller felt the physical world by touching people and objects around her
  26. the act of soliciting money (as a gift or loan)

    Type Of : solicitation
    Examples :
    • he watched the beggar trying to make a touch
  27. the feel of mechanical action

    Type Of : tactile property, feel
    Examples :
    • this piano has a wonderful touch


  1. (used to introduce a logical conclusion) from that fact or reason or as a result

    Synonyms : hence, so, therefore, thus
    Examples :
    • we were young and thence optimistic
  2. from that circumstance or source

    Synonyms : therefrom, thereof
    Examples :
    • atomic formulas and all compounds thence constructible
    • a natural conclusion follows thence
  3. from that place or from there

    Synonyms : therefrom
    Examples :
    • proceeded thence directly to college
    • flew to Helsinki and thence to Moscow


  1. a shallow drum with a single drumhead and with metallic disks in the sides

    Type Of : drum, membranophone, tympan


  1. brought from wildness into a domesticated state

    Synonyms : tame
  2. brought from wildness

    Examples :
    • the once inhospitable landscape is now tamed


  1. remove the tusks of animals

    Synonyms : detusk
    Type Of : remove, take away, take, withdraw
    Examples :
    • tusk an elephant
  2. stab or pierce with a horn or tusk

    Synonyms : horn
    Type Of : thrust, pierce
  3. a hard smooth ivory colored dentine that makes up most of the tusks of elephants and walruses

    Synonyms : ivory
    Type Of : dentine, dentin
  4. a long pointed tooth specialized for fighting or digging; especially in an elephant or walrus or hog

    Type Of : tooth


  1. land that is covered with trees and shrubs

    Synonyms : forest, timberland, woodland
    Type Of : earth, solid ground, biome, terra firma, ground, land, dry land
  2. (music) the distinctive property of a complex sound (a voice or noise or musical sound)

    Synonyms : quality, timbre, tone
    Type Of : sound property
  3. the wood of trees cut and prepared for use as building material

    Synonyms : lumber
    Type Of : building material
  4. a beam made of wood

    Type Of : beam
  5. a post made of wood

    Type Of : post


  1. the trait of being uncommunicative; not volunteering anything more than necessary

    Synonyms : reserve, reticence
    Type Of : uncommunicativeness


  1. perfume especially with a censer

    Synonyms : cense, incense
    Type Of : odorize, odourise, scent


  1. of or relating to or showing technophobia