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English Dictionary: Kiss by the DICT Development Group
6 results for Kiss
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
kiss
n
  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"
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"
    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.
                                                                              --Shak.
  
      2. To touch gently, as if fondly or caressingly.
  
                     When the sweet wind did gently kiss the trees.
                                                                              --Shak.

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.
                                                                              --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.] --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
            reconciliation.
  
                     Last with a kiss, she took a long farewell.
                                                                              --Dryden.
  
                     Dear as remembered kisses after death. --Tennyson.
  
      2. A small piece of confectionery.

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

From Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary [easton]:
   Kiss
      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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