kiss

To kiss is to touch someone's face or lips with your own lips. Most people kiss each other as a way of saying "Hello!" or because they love each other.

You might kiss your grandma on the cheek, kiss your girlfriend on the mouth, or kiss your dog on his furry head. In each case, you're using an ancient human practice that anthropologists believe evolved either from a basic instinct, or perhaps from the habit of mothers feeding their babies pre-chewed food, mouth-to-mouth. Colloquially, you can "kiss something goodbye," or accept the fact that you'll lose it — and "the kiss of death" is something sure to bring failure.

Primary Meanings of kiss

1.
vn
touch with the lips or press the lips (against someone's mouth or other body part) as an expression of love, greeting, etc.
the act of caressing with the lips (or an instance thereof)
2.
n
any of several bite-sized candies
Full Definitions of kiss
1

v 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”
Synonyms:
buss, osculate, snog
Types:
peck, smack
kiss lightly
Type of:
touch
make physical contact with, come in contact with

v touch lightly or gently

“the blossoms were kissed by the soft rain”
Type of:
touch
make physical contact with, come in contact with

n the act of caressing with the lips (or an instance thereof)

Synonyms:
buss, osculation
Types:
smack, smooch
an enthusiastic kiss
French kiss, deep kiss, soul kiss
an openmouthed kiss in which your tongue is inserted into the other's mouth
smacker
a loud kiss
Type of:
touch, touching
the act of putting two things together with no space between them

n a light glancing touch

“there was a brief kiss of their hands in passing”
Type of:
touch, touching
the act of putting two things together with no space between them
2

n any of several bite-sized candies

Synonyms:
candy kiss
Types:
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molasses kiss
a candy kiss that resembles toffee
meringue kiss
a kiss made of sugar and egg white and baked slowly
chocolate kiss
a kiss that consists of a conical bite-sized piece of chocolate
Scotch kiss
butterscotch candy kiss
Type of:
candy, confect
a rich sweet made of flavored sugar and often combined with fruit or nuts

n a cookie made of egg whites and sugar

Type of:
biscuit, cookie, cooky
any of various small flat sweet cakes (`biscuit' is the British term)

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