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Meaning of CARESS

Pronunciation:  ku'res

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a gentle affectionate stroking (or something resembling it); "he showered her with caresses"; "soft music was a fond caress"; "the caresses of the breeze played over his face"
  2. [v]  touch or stroke lightly in a loving or endearing manner; "He caressed her face"; "They caressed in the back seat of the taxi"

CARESS is a 6 letter word that starts with C.


 See Also: chuck, dandle, fondle, grope, nose, nuzzle, pat, paw, pet, stroke, stroke, stroking, tickle, touch



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Ca*ress"\, n. [F. caresse, It. carezza, LL. caritia
    dearness, fr. L. carus dear. See {Charity}.]
    An act of endearment; any act or expression of affection; an
    embracing, or touching, with tenderness.
          Wooed her with his soft caresses.        --Langfellow.
          He exerted himself to win by indulgence and caresses
          the hearts of all who were under his command.
  2. \Ca*ress"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Caressed}; p. pr. & vb.
    n. {Caressing}.] [F. caresser, fr. It. carezzare, fr. carezza
    caress. See {Caress}., n.]
    To treat with tokens of fondness, affection, or kindness; to
    touch or speak to in a loving or endearing manner; to fondle.
          The lady caresses the rough bloodhoun.   --Sir W.
    Syn: To foundle; embrace; pet; coddle; court; flatter.
    Usage: {Caress}, {Fondle}. ``We caress by words or actions;
           we fondle by actions only.'' --Crabb.
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