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English Dictionary: kissing by the DICT Development Group
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
kissing
n
  1. affectionate play (or foreplay without contact with the genital organs)
    Synonym(s): caressing, cuddling, fondling, hugging, kissing, necking, petting, smooching, snuggling
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.
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