Kiss, v. i.
1. To make or give salutation with the lips in token of love, respect, etc.; as, kiss and make friends.
2. To meet; to come in contact; to touch fondly.
Like fire and powder,
Which as they kiss consume. --Shak.
Rose, rose and clematis,
Trail and twine and clasp and kiss. --Tennyson.
Kissing comfit, a perfumed sugarplum to sweeten the breath. [Obs or Prov. End.]
1. A salutation with the lips, as a token of affection, respect, etc.; as, a parting kiss; a kiss of reconciliation.
Last with a kiss, she took a long farewell. --Dryden.
Dear as remembered kisses after death. --Tennyson.
2. A small piece of confectionery.
Kiss v. t. [imp. & p. p. Kissed p. pr. & vb. n. Kissing.]
1. To salute with the lips, as a mark of affection, reverence, submission, forgiveness, etc.
He . . . kissed her lips with such a clamorous smack,
That at the parting all the church echoed. --Shak.
2. To touch gently, as if fondly or caressingly.
When the sweet wind did gently kiss the trees. --Shak.
n 1: the act of caressing with the lips (or an instance thereof)
[syn: buss, osculation]
2: a cookie made of egg whites and sugar
3: any of several bite-sized candies
4: a light glancing touch; "there was a brief kiss of their
hands in passing"
v 1: 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" [syn: buss, osculate]
2: touch lightly or gently; "the blossoms were kissed by the
of affection (Gen. 27:26, 27; 29:13; Luke 7:38, 45);
reconciliation (Gen. 33:4; 2 Sam. 14:33); leave-taking (Gen.
31:28,55; Ruth 1:14; 2 Sam. 19:39); homage (Ps. 2:12; 1 Sam.
10:1); spoken of as between parents and children (Gen. 27:26;
31:28, 55; 48:10; 50:1; Ex. 18:7; Ruth 1:9, 14); between male
relatives (Gen. 29:13; 33:4; 45:15). It accompanied social
worship as a symbol of brotherly love (Rom. 16:16; 1 Cor. 16:20;
2 Cor. 13:12; 1 Thess. 5:26; 1 Pet. 5:14). The worship of idols
was by kissing the image or the hand toward the image (1 Kings
19:18; Hos. 13:2).