What does caress mean?

Definitions for caress
kəˈrɛsca·ress

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word caress.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. caress(verb)

    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, fondle(verb)

    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. caress(Noun)

    An act or expression of affection; Endearment.

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

  2. caress(Noun)

    A gentle stroking or rubbing.

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

  3. caress(Verb)

    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. caress(Verb)

    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. caress(Verb)

    To affect as if with a caress.

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Caress(noun)

    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. Caress(noun)

    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.]

Anagrams for caress »

  1. seracs

  2. sacres

  3. crases

  4. scares

How to pronounce caress?

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    Alex
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    Daniel
    Daniel
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    Karen
    Karen
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    Veena
    Veena
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How to say caress in sign language?

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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. 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

  3. 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.

  4. André Gide:

    Old hands soil, it seems, whatever they caress, but they too have their beauty when they are joined in prayer. Young hands were made for caresses and the sheathing of love. It is a pity to make them join too soon.

  5. Mwanandeke Kindembo:

    First of all, love will approach, caress and then embrace you. Afterwards, it will start pulling itself out slowly. Leaving you with its opposite feelings; which is hate.

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