retouch

  • 1 Retouch — Re*touch , v. t. [Pref. re + touch: cf. F. retoucher.] 1. To touch again, or rework, in order to improve; to revise; as, to retouch a picture or an essay. [1913 Webster] 2. (Photog.) To correct or change, as a negative, by handwork. [1913… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 Retouch — may refer to:*Retouch (lithics), the work done to a flint implement after its preliminary roughing out *Retouching, editing photographic imagery …

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  • 3 Retouch — Re*touch , n. (Fine Arts) A partial reworking,as of a painting, a sculptor s clay model, or the like. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 retouch — index emend, enhance, fix (repair), renew (refurbish), repair, restore (renew) …

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  • 5 retouch — (v.) 1640s, from Fr. retoucher (13c.) to touch again (with a view to improving), from re again (see RE (Cf. re )) + toucher (see TOUCH (Cf. touch) (v.)) …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 6 retouch — ► VERB ▪ improve or repair (a painting, photograph, etc.) by making slight additions or alterations. DERIVATIVES retoucher noun …

    English terms dictionary

  • 7 retouch — [rē tuch′; ] for n., also [ rē′tuch΄] vt. [Fr retoucher: see RE & TOUCH] 1. to touch up or change details in (a painting, essay, etc.) in order to improve it 2. Photog. to change (a negative or print) by adding details or removing blemishes, etc …

    English World dictionary

  • 8 retouch — UK [ˌriːˈtʌtʃ] / US [ˌrɪˈtʌtʃ] verb [transitive] Word forms retouch : present tense I/you/we/they retouch he/she/it retouches present participle retouching past tense retouched past participle retouched to make slight changes to something such as …

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  • 9 retouch — I. verb Etymology: French retoucher, from Middle French, from re + toucher to touch Date: 1685 transitive verb 1. to rework in order to improve ; touch up 2. to alter (as a photographic negative) to produce a more desirable appearance 3. to color …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 10 retouch — retouchable, adj. retoucher, n. v. /ree tuch /; n. /ree tuch , ree tuch /, v.t. 1. to improve with new touches, highlights, or the like; touch up or rework, as a painting or makeup. 2. Photog. to alter (a negative or positive) after development… …

    Universalium

  • 11 retouch — 1. verb /ɹɪˈtʌʧ/ a) To improve something (especially a photograph), by adding or correcting details, or by removing flaws. b) To colour the roots of hair to match hair previously coloured. 2. noun /ɹɪˈtʌʧ/ …

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  • 12 Retouch — Ретушировать …

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  • 13 retouch — Synonyms and related words: adjust, adulterate, brighten up, brush up, cook, correct, doctor, fake, finish, fix, freshen, furbish, furbish up, improve, juggle, load, manipulate, pack, plant, polish, polish up, recondition, refresh, renovate,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 14 retouch — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. t. touch up; repaint, polish, etc. See restoration. II (Roget s IV) v. Syn. touch up, amend, modify, revise; see correct 1 , improve 1 , repair . III (Roget s Thesaurus II) verb To improve by making… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 15 retouch — re|touch [ˌri:ˈtʌtʃ] v [T] to improve a picture or photograph by painting over marks or making other small changes →↑airbrush ▪ postcards that have been retouched to cover the grey skies …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 16 retouch — re|touch [ ,ri tʌtʃ ] verb transitive to make slight changes to something such as a photograph, a picture, or your MAKE UP in order to improve or repair it: Looking in the mirror, she quickly retouched her lips. heavily retouched photographs of… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 17 retouch — [[t]riːtʌ̱tʃ[/t]] retouches, retouching, retouched VERB If someone retouches something such as a picture or a photograph, they improve it, for example by painting over parts of it. [be V ed] He said the photographs had been retouched... [V n] She …

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  • 18 retouch — re·touch || ‚rɪː tÊŒtʃ n. change intended to bring improvement, alteration made for enhancement v. improve by making changes, enhance by through alteration …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 19 retouch —    To make corrections on artwork. In photography, eliminating or altering parts of a picture. Also see art conservation, art criticism, art restoration, and assessment …

    Glossary of Art Terms

  • 20 retouch — verb improve or repair (a painting, photograph, etc.) by making slight additions or alterations. Derivatives retoucher noun …

    English new terms dictionary