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verb \ˈkis\

Simple Definition of kiss

  • : to touch (someone) with your lips as a greeting or as a way of showing love or sexual attraction

  • : to touch (something) with your lips

  • : to touch (something) gently or lightly

Full Definition of kiss

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to touch with the lips especially as a mark of affection or greeting <kissed his wife good-bye>

  3. 2 :  to touch gently or lightly <wind gently kissing the trees>

  4. intransitive verb
  5. 1 :  to salute or caress one another with the lips

  6. 2 :  to come in gentle contact

kiss·able play \ˈki-sə-bəl\ adjective
kiss ass
  1. usually vulgar :  to act obsequiously especially to gain favor

kiss good–bye
  1. 1 :  leave

  2. 2 :  to resign oneself to the loss of

kiss one's ass
  1. usually vulgar :  to act obsequiously toward one especially to gain favor

kiss up to
  1. :  to curry favor with

Examples of kiss

  1. They kissed each other passionately.

  2. She kissed him good night.

  3. I'll never forget the night we first kissed.

  4. When he got off the plane he knelt down and kissed the ground.

  5. The tree's branches kissed the ground below.

Origin of kiss

Middle English, from Old English cyssan; akin to Old High German kussen to kiss

First Known Use: before 12th century

Rhymes with kiss




Simple Definition of kiss

  • : the act of kissing someone or something

Full Definition of kiss

  1. 1 :  a caress with the lips <a range of kisses from a passionate embrace to a friendly peck>

  2. 2 :  a gentle touch or contact

  3. 3 a :  a small drop cookie made of meringue b :  a bite-size piece of candy often wrapped in paper or foil

  4. 4 :  an expression of affection <sent him kisses in her letter>

Examples of kiss

  1. He gave her a kiss on the cheek.

  2. She greeted him with a hug and a kiss.

Before 12th Century

First Known Use of kiss

before 12th century

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