kiss

Definitions

  • The girl kisses her father on the forehead
    The girl kisses her father on the forehead
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v kiss 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"
    • v kiss touch lightly or gently "the blossoms were kissed by the soft rain"
    • n kiss a light glancing touch "there was a brief kiss of their hands in passing"
    • n kiss the act of caressing with the lips (or an instance thereof)
    • n kiss any of several bite-sized candies
    • n kiss a cookie made of egg whites and sugar
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Had to Kiss Anybody They Brought To Me 238 Had to Kiss Anybody They Brought To Me 238
Sister's Kiss Sister's Kiss
Kissing goes by favour Kissing goes by favour
Two whales kiss and form a letter S Two whales kiss and form a letter S
She put both arms around his neck and kissed him She put both arms around his neck and kissed him
Frame 1: A man convinces an older woman to play the piano for him. Frame 2: The man kisses the hand of the girl that the older woman had been sitting with Frame 1: A man convinces an older woman to play the piano for him. Frame 2: The man kisses the hand of the girl that...
Girl kisses duckling Girl kisses duckling

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The average person spends two weeks of their life kissing
    • Kiss 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.""Dear as remembered kisses after death."
    • Kiss A small piece of confectionery.
    • Kiss To make or give salutation with the lips in token of love, respect, etc.; as, kiss and make friends.
    • Kiss 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 ."
    • Kiss 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."
    • Kiss To touch gently, as if fondly or caressingly. "When the sweet wind did gently kiss the trees."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The average amount of time spent kissing for a person in a lifetime is 20,160 minutes
    • n kiss A salute or caress given by smacking with the lips. See kiss, v. t., 1.
    • n kiss A confection, usually made of whites of eggs and powdered sugar, mixed, and baked in an oven, A sugar-plum or candied confection made of pulled sugar and variously colored and flavored.
    • n kiss plural Same as kiss-me.
    • kiss To smack with the pursed lips (a compression of the closed cavity of the mouth by the cheeks giving a slight sound when the rounded contact of the lips with one another is broken); press one's lips to, or touch with the lips, as a mark of affection or reverence, or as a conventional salutation; salute or caress with the lips: as, to kiss the Bible in taking an oath; to kiss a lady's hand; to kiss one on the cheek; they kissed each other.
    • kiss To touch gently, as if with fondness; impinge upon softly.
    • kiss Hence To touch slightly, as one ball another, in billiards and other games.
    • kiss To salute with the lips mutually, especially as a token of affection, friendship, or respect: as, to kiss and part.
    • kiss To meet with a gentle touch or impact; meet; just come iu contact.
    • n kiss A very slight, glancing touch.
    • n kiss A small drop of sealing-wax accidentally let fall upon a letter near the seal.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: An average driver spends approximately 2 hours and 14 minutes kissing in their car in a lifetime
    • v.t Kiss kis to press one's lips to in affection or reverence: to treat with fondness: to touch gently: to collide (of two billiard-balls)
    • v.i Kiss to salute with the lips
    • n Kiss a salute with the lips
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Quotations

  • George Meredith
    George%20Meredith
    “Kissing don't last: cookery do!”
  • Alexander Pope
    Alexander%20Pope
    “Did some more sober critics come abroad? If wrong, I smil'd; if right, I kiss'd the rod.”
  • English Proverb
    English Proverb
    “He is a fool that kisseth the maid when he may kiss the mistress.”
  • Heinrich Heine
    Heinrich%20Heine
    “Oh what lies lurk in kisses!”
  • Bernard Meltzer
    Bernard Meltzer
    “Happiness is like a kiss. You must share it to enjoy it.”
  • Byron Caldwell Smith
    Byron Caldwell Smith
    “I can forget my very existence in a deep kiss of you.”

Idioms

Kiss and tell - If people kiss and tell, they disclose private or confidential information.
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Kiss of death - The kiss of death is an action that means failure or ruin for someone, a scheme, a plan, etc.
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Kiss something goodbye - If someone tells you that you can kiss something goodbye, you have no chance of getting or having it.
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Kissing cousin - A kissing cousin is someone you are related to, but not closely.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. kissen, cussen, AS. cyssan, fr. coss, a kiss; of uncertain origin; akin to D. kus, G. kuss, Icel. koss,

Usage

In literature:

She got up in a little flurry, and kissed them both.
"Not Like Other Girls" by Rosa N. Carey
He kissed the old lady's shiny knuckles, hoping he would have an opportunity to kiss Sophia's hand as well.
"The Saracen: Land of the Infidel" by Robert Shea
Oh, kiss me, Hollyhock; kiss me!
"Hollyhock" by L. T. Meade
Still, Philemon Henry would have sorely missed the greeting and parting kiss his wife gave him.
"A Little Girl in Old Philadelphia" by Amanda Minnie Douglas
And they kissed on the mouth, in rapture and surprise, long, real kisses.
"The Rainbow" by D. H. (David Herbert) Lawrence
Kiss the little angel, and be thankful you may.
"The First Violin" by Jessie Fothergill
No man has ever seen her; for if he did he could never, never kiss or be kissed of any mortal lips.
"Boys and Girls Bookshelf (Vol 2 of 17)" by Various
Then he stooped to kiss the Child's face as she stooped, and their kisses seemed to meet.
"The Very Small Person" by Annie Hamilton Donnell
They understood each other, if we do not, for Miss Tousy kissed Rita and then boldly went to Dic and deliberately kissed him.
"A Forest Hearth: A Romance of Indiana in the Thirties" by Charles Major
She was then kissed, and had lost any opportunity there might have been.
"Love and Lucy" by Maurice Henry Hewlett
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In poetry:

Poor mother she would kiss me
And look at me and sigh
So strangely, oft I wondered
And would ask the reason why.
"A Ballad" by James Whitcomb Riley
There was yellow sun, I know,
Scent o' pine that day,
Once she kissed me on the lips,
Laughed and went her way.
"Once I Met Happiness" by Margaret Widdemer
"If I should come within thy bower,
I am no earthly man:
And should I kiss thy rosy lip,
Thy days will not be lang.
"Sweet William's Ghost" by Henry Morley
Upon her baby eyes I'll press
The kiss Love gave to me,
When his great joy and loveliness
Made all things fair to see.
"To My Children" by Dollie Radford
It weeps,—my dear dead sister, now
Thou canst not hear its moan,—
One kiss upon this marble brow!
O now I am alone!
"Lines on The Death of Mrs. F--- II---" by John Pierpont
'He's kiss the lock--and I had toyed
With dreamed delight of this:
But ah, in proof, delight was void--
I could not SEE his kiss!'
"A Girl's Sin - In Her Eyes" by Francis Thompson

In news:

Marcio Jose Sanchez Associated Press Peter Sagan of Slovakia receives congratulatory kisses following his eventful Stage 1 victory.
Lip Service Tracy Bartlett leads this perennially popular workshop about one of the most overlooked erotic skills: kissing.
KISS unleashes ferociously fun 'Monster'.
KISS' "Monster" ( UMe / October 9, 2012 ).
Our new May issue is on stands now, and just like the cover says, it's a first kiss tell-all.
Actress in the film noir classic 'Kiss Me Deadly'.
Glee's 'Never Been Kissed' Shocker.
Onetime B-sides like "Tequila," "Na Na Hey Hey (Kiss Him Goodbye)" and "Kung Fu Fighting" were brainlessly thrown together in the final minutes of recording sessions.
Know-It-All: Wills, Sperm Killers, Text-Message Kiss-Offs.
Co-chairpersons of Save Gansevoort Market, Jo Hamilton and Morellet, shared a kiss.
WHITE RIVER JUNCTION — A Ludlow man on Monday denied charges brought by three teenage girls who told investigators they had each been fondled and kissed on occasions when they were alone with him in his car or at his residence.
If you return me to my home port, I will kiss you, mother earth.
First we Kiss PART TIME.
Shocking Blue kisses the Doors.
Actress Eva Longoria has split from on/off boyfriend Eduardo Cruz, just two weeks after they were snapped kissing in his native Spain.
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In science:

Vallentin, “New upper bounds for kissing numbers from semidefinite programming”, J.
Applications of semidefinite programming to coding theory
The KISS (keep it simple stupid ) has been proposed by Marsaglia as the combination of three RNGs: multiply-with-carry, xorshift and congruential .
Using graphics processing units to generate random numbers
The Uops value for the two RNGs not requiring shared memory, the MWC and the KISS generators, show good agreement with the above discussion.
Using graphics processing units to generate random numbers
This paper has presented the GPU implementation and parallelization of three random number generators: the multiply-with-carry, the XorShift and the KISS.
Using graphics processing units to generate random numbers
Proposed RNG is having higher p-values when compared to the p-values of KISS generator which indicates that the proposed RNG algorithm is having high quality.
Using Quasigroups for Generating Pseudorandom Numbers
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