Definitions for kisskɪs

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

kisskɪs(v.t.)

  1. to touch or press with the lips slightly pursed in token of affection, greeting, reverence, etc.

  2. to touch gently or lightly:

    The breeze kissed her face.

  3. to put, bring, take, or express by kissing:

    She kissed the baby's tears away. They kissed each other good-bye.

  4. (of a billiard ball) to make slight contact with or brush (another ball).

    Category: Games

  5. (v.i.)to join lips, as in affection, love, or passion; touch or caress one another with the lips.

  6. to touch lightly or gently.

    Category: Common Vocabulary, Games

  7. kiss off, Slang. to reject or dismiss bluntly or coarsely.

    Category: Verb Phrase, Status (usage)

  8. kiss up,Slang.to be sycophantic.

    Category: Verb Phrase, Status (usage)

  9. (n.)an act or instance of kissing.

  10. a slight touch or contact.

  11. a small baked meringue.

    Category: Cooking

  12. a small, sometimes conical, bite-size chocolate candy.

    Category: Common Vocabulary, Cooking

Idioms for kiss:

  1. kiss ass,Vulgar Slang. to be sycophantic; fawn.

    Category: Idiom, Status (usage)

Origin of kiss:

bef. 900; ME; OE cyssan (c. OHG chussen, ON kyssa), der. of OE coss a kiss, c. OS cos, kus, OHG chus, ON koss

kiss′a•ble(adj.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. kiss, buss, osculation(noun)

    the act of caressing with the lips (or an instance thereof)

  2. kiss(noun)

    a cookie made of egg whites and sugar

  3. kiss, candy kiss(noun)

    any of several bite-sized candies

  4. kiss(verb)

    a light glancing touch

    "there was a brief kiss of their hands in passing"

  5. snog, kiss, buss, osculate(verb)

    touch with the lips or press the lips (against someone's mouth or other body part) as an expression of love, greeting, etc.

    "The newly married couple kissed"; "She kissed her grandfather on the forehead when she entered the room"

  6. kiss(verb)

    touch lightly or gently

    "the blossoms were kissed by the soft rain"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. kiss(verb)ˈɪs

    to touch with your lips as a sign of affection or to greet

    The lovers kissed passionately.; He kissed his daughter on the head.; They kissed goodbye.

  2. kiss(noun)ˈɪs

    an act of kissing

    Give Mommy a kiss.; a kiss on the cheek

Wiktionary

  1. kiss(Noun)

    A touch with the lips, usually to express love or affection, or as a greeting.

  2. kiss(Noun)

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

  3. kiss(Verb)

    To touch with the lips or press the lips against, usually to express love or affection or passion, or as part of a greeting, or as part of sexual activity.

  4. kiss(Verb)

    To touch lightly or slightly.

  5. kiss(Verb)

    Of two or more people, to touch each other's lips together, usually to express love or affection or passion.

  6. kiss(Verb)

    To mark a cross (X) after your name on a card, etc.

  7. Origin: From cyssan, from kussja-, cognates include Danish kysse, Dutch kussen, German küssen, Icelandic kyssa and Swedish kyssa. Possibly from ku (probably imitative), with cognates including κύσσω, poetic form of κύσω, and kuwassanzi.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Kiss(verb)

    to salute with the lips, as a mark of affection, reverence, submission, forgiveness, etc

  2. Kiss(verb)

    to touch gently, as if fondly or caressingly

  3. Kiss(verb)

    to make or give salutation with the lips in token of love, respect, etc.; as, kiss and make friends

  4. Kiss(verb)

    to meet; to come in contact; to touch fondly

  5. Kiss

    a salutation with the lips, as a token of affection, respect, etc.; as, a parting kiss; a kiss of reconciliation

  6. Kiss

    a small piece of confectionery

Freebase

  1. Kiss

    A kiss is the act of pressing one's lips against another person or an object. Cultural connotations of kissing vary widely. Depending on the culture and context, a kiss can express sentiments of love, passion, affection, respect, greeting, friendship, peace and good luck, among many others. In some situations a kiss is a ritual, formal or symbolic gesture indicating devotion, respect, or sacrament. The word came from Old English cyssan, in turn from coss.

The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz

  1. KISS

    Nothing divided by two; meaning persecution for the infant, ecstasy for the youth, fidelity for the middle-aged and homage for the old.

  2. KISS

    An indescribable something that is of no value to any one, but is much prized by the right two.

British National Corpus

  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'kiss' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3751

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'kiss' in Nouns Frequency: #1903

  3. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'kiss' in Verbs Frequency: #509


Translations for kiss

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

kiss(noun)

an act of kissing

He gave her a kiss.

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