- 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
ME kissen < OE cyssan, akin to Ger küssen < IE base *kus-, prob. echoic
- 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
ME kisse < the v., replacing cosse < OE coss