- The definition of a kiss is a touching of lips to something, or a light touch of something.
- An example of a kiss is a person's touching of her lips to a friend's cheek.
- An example of a kiss is adding a small amount of a distinctive flavor to a drink; a kiss of mint.
- Kiss is defined as to lightly touch with the lips.
An example of kiss is for a couple to touch their lips together in affection.
A couple share a kiss.
- to give a kiss to (a person or thing); touch or caress with the lips
- to touch lightly or gently: the bowling ball just kissed the pin
Origin of kissMiddle English kissen ; from Old English cyssan, akin to German küssen ; from Indo-European base an unverified form kus-, probably echoic
- to give a kiss to one another on the lips
- to touch one another lightly
- a touch or caress with the lips, often with some pressure and suction, as an act of affection, desire, greeting, etc.
- a light, gentle touch or slight contact
- any of various candies
- a baked confection of egg white and sugar
Origin of kissME kisse < the v., replacing cosse < OE coss
- to kiss in taking leave
- ☆ Informal to give up all hope of getting, recovering, realizing, etc.
verbkissed, kiss·ing, kiss·es
- To touch or caress with the lips as an expression of affection, greeting, respect, or amorousness.
- To touch lightly or gently: flowers that were kissed by dew.
- To strike lightly; brush against: barely kissed the other car with the bumper.
- To engage in mutual touching or caressing with the lips.
- To come into light contact.
- A caress or touch with the lips.
- A slight or gentle touch.
- A small piece of candy, especially of chocolate.
- A drop cookie made of egg whites and sugar.
Origin of kissMiddle English kissen, from Old English cyssan.
(third-person singular simple present kisses, present participle kissing, simple past and past participle kissed)
- To touch with the lips or press the lips against, usually to express love or affection or passion, or as part of a greeting.
- To touch lightly or slightly; to come into contact.
- His ball kissed the black into the corner pocket.
- The nearside of the car just kissed a parked truck as he took the corner at high speed.
- (intransitive) Of two or more people, to touch each other's lips together, usually to express love or affection or passion.
- To mark a cross (X) after one's name on a card, etc.
From Old English cyssan, from Proto-Germanic *kussijaną, cognates include Danish kysse, Dutch kussen, German küssen, Icelandic kyssa and Swedish kyssa. Possibly from Proto-Indo-European *ku, *kus (probably imitative), with cognates including Ancient Greek κύσσω (kusso), poetic form of κύσω (kuso, “to kiss”), and Hittite kuwassanzi (“they kiss”).