What does kiss mean?

Definitions for kisskɪs

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

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"


  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

  7. Origin: [OE. kissen, cussen, AS. cyssan, fr. coss a kiss; of uncertain origin; akin to D. kus, G. kuss, Icel. koss.]


  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Kiss

    kis, v.t. to press one's lips to in affection or reverence: to treat with fondness: to touch gently: to collide (of two billiard-balls).—v.i. to salute with the lips.—n. a salute with the lips.—ns. Kiss′-curl, a small curl at the side of the forehead; Kiss′er; Kiss′ing-com′fit, a perfumed comfit for sweetening the breath; Kiss′ing-crust, that part of the upper crust of the loaf which, while baking, overhangs the edge and touches another.—n.pl. Kiss′ing-strings, cap or bonnet strings tied under the chin.—n. Kiss′-me, the wild form of Viola tricolor, the pansy: a short veil: a small bonnet—also Kiss′-me-quick.—Kiss hands, to kiss the sovereign's hands on a minister's acceptance of office; Kiss of peace, a kiss of greeting exchanged between the members of the early Church, a shadow of which survives in the kissing of the pax at high mass; Kiss the book, to kiss a copy of the New Testament, in England, after taking a legal oath; Kiss the dust, to be felled to the ground, to be slain or vanquished; Kiss the gunner's daughter, to get a flogging, tied to the breech of a cannon; Kiss the rod, to submit to punishment. [A.S. cyssan, to kiss—coss, a kiss; Ger. küssen, Dan. kys; allied to choose and gust.]

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.

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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


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of kiss in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of kiss in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Jimi Hendrix:

    Excuse me while I kiss the sky.

  2. House Speaker John Boehner:

    That was just a kiss, that's all.

  3. Tom Selleck:

    I was stunned, it was a good kiss, man.

  4. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    KISS = Keep It Simple & Significant.

  5. Maupassant:

    A lawful kiss is never worth a stolen one.

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