What does caress mean?

Definitions for caress
kəˈrɛsca·ress

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. caressverb

    a gentle affectionate stroking (or something resembling it)

    "he showered her with caresses"; "soft music was a fond caress"; "the caresses of the breeze played over his face"

  2. caress, fondleverb

    touch or stroke lightly in a loving or endearing manner

    "He caressed her face"; "They fondled in the back seat of the taxi"

Wiktionary

  1. caressnoun

    An act or expression of affection; Endearment.

    Etymology: From caresse, from carezza, from carus, from kāro- (English whore), akin to काम.

  2. caressnoun

    A gentle stroking or rubbing.

    Etymology: From caresse, from carezza, from carus, from kāro- (English whore), akin to काम.

  3. caressverb

    To touch or kiss lovingly; to fondle.

    She loves being caressed by her boyfriend.

    Etymology: From caresse, from carezza, from carus, from kāro- (English whore), akin to काम.

  4. caressverb

    To show and act on deep closeness shared with another person.

    Etymology: From caresse, from carezza, from carus, from kāro- (English whore), akin to काम.

  5. caressverb

    To affect as if with a caress.

    Etymology: From caresse, from carezza, from carus, from kāro- (English whore), akin to काम.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Caressnoun

    an act of endearment; any act or expression of affection; an embracing, or touching, with tenderness

    Etymology: [F. caresse, It. carezza, LL. caritia dearness, fr. L. carus dear. See Charity.]

  2. Caressnoun

    to treat with tokens of fondness, affection, or kindness; to touch or speak to in a loving or endearing manner; to fondle

    Etymology: [F. caresse, It. carezza, LL. caritia dearness, fr. L. carus dear. See Charity.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Caress

    ka-res′, v.t. to treat with affection: to fondle: to embrace.—n. any act or expression of affection. [Fr. caresser—It. carezza, an endearment; Low L. caritia—L. carus, dear.]

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  1. seracs

  2. sacres

  3. crases

  4. scares

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of caress in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of caress in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of caress in a Sentence

  1. Mwanandeke Kindembo:

    It's almost impossible to resist the caress of the tears on your face.

  2. RJ Intindola – (Gandolfo):

    Longing for someone to touch, caress and meld into, is a strong human emotion of never-ending desire and want. When the desires do not exist in real life, we tend to live them through dreams and fantasies. We even resort to the extent of choosing a person we know and have feelings for to place a face on the illusion.

  3. Laurence Hope:

    For this is Wisdom to love, to live To take what fate, or the Gods may give. To ask no question, to make no prayer, To kiss the lips and caress the hair, Speed passion's ebb as you greet its flow To have, - to hold - and - in time, - let go

  4. Behnaz Farahi:

    Caress of the Gaze refers to the 'haptic' quality of our gaze. It's taking something from invisible to visible, the idea for this project was really to create a garment that becomes an extension of our actual skin.

  5. Stuti Garg:

    Sometimes we want to get away from the busy and hectic city life to find solace in the raging waves of the ocean pounding on the rocks or the turbulent splashing of a bubbling waterfall. At other times we are amazed by the immovable silence of a mountain or the gentle caress of a river overjoyed tat its union with the sea. The topography of a region speaks to each one of us--a secret language that people from all facets of life understand and relate to.

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