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Meaning of KISS

Pronunciation:  kis

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a light glancing touch; "there was a brief kiss of their hands in passing"
  2. [n]  the act of caressing with the lips (or an instance thereof)
  3. [n]  any of several bite-sized candies
  4. [v]  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"
  5. [v]  touch lightly or gently; "the blossoms were kissed by the soft rain"

KISS is a 4 letter word that starts with K.


 Synonyms: buss, buss, osculate, osculation
 See Also: candy, candy kiss, chocolate kiss, deep kiss, French kiss, meringue kiss, molasses kiss, peck, smack, smack, smooch, soul kiss, touch, touch, touching



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \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.
    2. To touch gently, as if fondly or caressingly.
             When the sweet wind did gently kiss the trees.
  2. \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.
             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.
  3. \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
             Last with a kiss, she took a long farewell.
             Dear as remembered kisses after death. --Tennyson.
    2. A small piece of confectionery.
Computing Dictionary

Early system on IBM 650. Listed in CACM 2(5):16 (May 1959).

Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming of a kiss indicates love, affection, tranquility, harmony, and contentment. Seeing others kissing in your dream, suggests that you are too involved in their personal lives and relationship. You need to give them some space. If the dream ends just about you are about to kiss someone indicates that you are unsure of how he or she really feels about you. You are looking for some sort of relationship with this person but you are not sure about how to go about achieving it. Dreaming that you are kissing someone's hand means respect. Dreaming that you are kissing someone else's boyfriend or girlfriend indicates your wish to be in a relationship and to experience the energy of love. You may be sexually acting out and desire to awaken your passion. Alternatively, it indicates a lack of integrity on your part. If you are kissing a close friend, then it represents your respect and adoration for your friend. You are seeking some intimate closeness that is lacking in some waking relationship. It may or may not signify a romantic interest for him or her. Dreaming of kissing an enemy means betrayal, hostility, or reconciliation with an angry friend. Consider also the saying "this kiss of death". If you are kissed by a stranger, then your dream is one of self-discovery. You need to get more acquainted with some aspect of yourself.
Easton Bible Dictionary

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).

Thesaurus Terms
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