3. To come to; to reach; to attain to.

The god, vindictive, doomed them never more-
Ah, men unblessed! — to touch their natal shore.

4. To try; to prove, as with a touchstone. [Obs.]

Wherein I mean to touch your love indeed.

5. To relate to; to concern; to affect.

The quarrel toucheth none but us alone.

6. To handle, speak of, or deal with; to treat of.

Storial thing that toucheth gentilesse.

7. To meddle or interfere with; as, I have not touched the books. Pope.

8. To affect the senses or the sensibility of; to move; to melt; to soften.

What of sweet before
Hath touched my sense, flat seems to this and harsh.

The tender sire was touched with what he said.

9. To mark or delineate with touches; to add a slight stroke to with the pencil or brush.

The lines, though touched but faintly, are drawn right.

10. To infect; to affect slightly. Bacon.

11. To make an impression on; to have effect upon.

Its face . . . so hard that a file will not touch it.

12. To strike; to manipulate; to play on; as, to touch an instrument of music.

[They] touched their golden harps.

13. To perform, as a tune; to play.

A person is the royal retinue touched a light and lively air on the flageolet.
Sir W. Scott.

14. To influence by impulse; to impel forcibly. " No decree of mine, . . . [to] touch with lightest moment of impulse his free will," Milton.

15. To harm, afflict, or distress.

Let us make a covenant with thee, that thou wilt do us no hurt, as we have not touched thee.
Gen. xxvi. 28, 29.

16. To affect with insanity, especially in a slight degree; to make partially insane; — rarely used except in the past participle.

She feared his head was a little touched.
Ld. Lytton.

17. (Geom.) To be tangent to. See Tangent, a.

18. To lay a hand upon for curing disease.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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