Kiss

Definition of Kiss

Pronunciation: kĭs
v. t.1.To salute with the lips, as a mark of affection, reverence, submission, forgiveness, etc.
[imp. & p. p. Kissed (kĭst);p. pr. & vb. n. Kissing.]
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.
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.
- Shak.
n.1.
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.

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