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English Dictionary: Kiss by the DICT Development Group
6 results for Kiss
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
  1. the act of caressing with the lips (or an instance thereof)
    Synonym(s): kiss, buss, osculation
  2. a cookie made of egg whites and sugar
  3. any of several bite-sized candies
    Synonym(s): kiss, candy kiss
  4. a light glancing touch; "there was a brief kiss of their hands in passing"
  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"
    Synonym(s): snog, kiss, buss, osculate
  2. touch lightly or gently; "the blossoms were kissed by the soft rain"
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Kiss \Kiss\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Kissed};p. pr. & vb. n.
      {Kissing}.] [OE. kissen, cussen, AS. cyssan, fr. coss a kiss;
      of uncertain origin; akin to D. kus, G. kuss, Icel. koss.]
      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.
      2. To touch gently, as if fondly or caressingly.
                     When the sweet wind did gently kiss the trees.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Kiss \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.
                     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.] --Shak.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Kiss \Kiss\, n. [OE. kiss, derived under the influence of the
      verb from the older form coss, AS. coss. See {Kiss}, v.]
      1. A salutation with the lips, as a token of affection,
            respect, etc.; as, a parting kiss; a kiss of
                     Last with a kiss, she took a long farewell.
                     Dear as remembered kisses after death. --Tennyson.
      2. A small piece of confectionery.

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (15Feb98) [foldoc]:
      Early system on IBM 650.   Listed in CACM 2(5):16 (May 1959).

From Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary [easton]:
      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).
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