Kiss meaning

kĭs
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.

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To touch lightly or gently.

Flowers that were kissed by dew.

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A caress or touch with the lips.
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A slight or gentle touch.
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A small piece of candy, especially of chocolate.
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A drop cookie made of egg whites and sugar.
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To give a kiss to (a person or thing); touch or caress with the lips.
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To touch lightly or gently.

The bowling ball just kissed the pin.

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To give a kiss to one another on the lips.
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To touch one another lightly.
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A touch or caress with the lips, often with some pressure and suction, as an act of affection, desire, greeting, etc.
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A light, gentle touch or slight contact.
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To touch with the lips or press the lips against, usually to express love or affection or passion, or as part of a greeting.
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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.

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(intransitive) Of two or more people, to touch each other's lips together, usually to express love or affection or passion.
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To mark a cross (X) after one's name on a card, etc.
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A touch with the lips, usually to express love or affection, or as a greeting.
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A type of filled chocolate candy, shaped as if someone had kissed the top. See Hershey's Kisses.
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To strike lightly; brush against.

Barely kissed the other car with the bumper.

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To engage in mutual touching or caressing with the lips.
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To come into light contact.
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Acronym of Keep it simple, stupid.
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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.

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To touch or caress with the lips as an expression of affection, greeting, respect, or amorousness.
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kiss ass
  • To act submissively or obsequiously in order to gain favor.
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kiss goodbye
  • To be forced to regard as lost, ruined, or hopeless:.
    She can kiss her vacation plans goodbye.
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kiss ass
  • To be obsequious or fawning, as to gain an advantage or approval.
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kiss goodbye
  • To kiss in taking leave.
  • To give up all hope of getting, recovering, realizing, etc.
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kiss off
  • To dismiss rudely or contemptuously.
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kiss up
  • To try to gain favor by acting servilely; fawn.
    To kiss up to the judge.
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Origin of kiss

  • Middle English kissen from Old English cyssan

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • 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”).

    From Wiktionary