Kiss Definition

kĭs
kissed, kisses, kissing
verb
kissed, kisses, kissing
To give a kiss to one another on the lips.
Webster's New World
To give a kiss to (a person or thing); touch or caress with the lips.
Webster's New World
To touch lightly or gently.
The bowling ball just kissed the pin.
Webster's New World
To touch one another lightly.
Webster's New World
To engage in mutual touching or caressing with the lips.
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noun
A touch or caress with the lips, often with some pressure and suction, as an act of affection, desire, greeting, etc.
Webster's New World
A light, gentle touch or slight contact.
Webster's New World
Any of various candies.
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A baked confection of egg white and sugar.
Webster's New World

A type of filled chocolate candy, shaped as if someone had kissed the top. See Hershey's Kisses.

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Acronym of Keep it simple, stupid.

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idiom
kiss ass
  • To act submissively or obsequiously in order to gain favor.
American Heritage
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
Webster's New World
kiss goodbye
  • to kiss in taking leave
  • to give up all hope of getting, recovering, realizing, etc.
Webster's New World
kiss off
  • to dismiss rudely or contemptuously
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Other Word Forms of Kiss

Noun

Singular:
kiss
Plural:
kisses

Idioms, Phrasal Verbs Related to Kiss

Origin of Kiss

  • 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

  • Middle English kissen from Old English cyssan

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

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