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v. kissed, kiss·ing, kiss·es
1. To touch or caress with the lips as an expression of affection, greeting, respect, or amorousness.
2. To touch lightly or gently: flowers that were kissed by dew.
3. To strike lightly; brush against: barely kissed the other car with the bumper.
1. To engage in mutual touching or caressing with the lips.
2. To come into light contact.
1. A caress or touch with the lips.
2. A slight or gentle touch.
3. A small piece of candy, especially of chocolate.
4. A drop cookie made of egg whites and sugar.
Phrasal Verbs:
kiss off Slang
1. To dismiss or reject.
2. To be forced to give up or regard as lost: He can kiss off that promotion.
3. To leave or disappear from notice: got bad press by telling the reporters to kiss off.
kiss up Slang
To behave obsequiously; fawn.
kiss ass Vulgar Slang
To act submissively or obsequiously in order to gain favor.
kiss goodbye
Informal To be forced to regard as lost, ruined, or hopeless: She can kiss her vacation plans goodbye.

[Middle English kissen, from Old English cyssan.]

kiss′a·ble adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.kissing - affectionate play (or foreplay without contact with the genital organs)kissing - affectionate play (or foreplay without contact with the genital organs)
foreplay, stimulation, arousal - mutual sexual fondling prior to sexual intercourse
snogging - (British informal) cuddle and kiss


kissing disease
kissing gate
nSchwinggatter nt (an Weidenzäunen und Hecken, das nur je eine Person durchlässt)
References in classic literature ?
said she; and all the ladies stood round her whilst the kissing was going on.
But she hugged the soft, stuffed body of the Scarecrow in her arms instead of kissing his painted face, and found she was crying herself at this sorrowful parting from her loving comrades.
Alexey Alexandrovitch was weeping, kissing her hands, and saying, "How happy we are now
She thought that there must be something wrong in this confusion between politics and kissing politicians, and that an elder person ought to be able to help.
I am a man that loves kissing and romance before having s3x but my wife hates kissing.
HUMANS are hard-wired to favour leaning to the right while kissing romantic partners, an international study by psychologists and neuroscientists has found.
Philematologists, people who study kissing, have found evidence that saliva has testosterone in it, and testosterone increases sex drive.
I think of kissing him :: mettle in the aspiration as long as possible
Dubai: A woman manager and a salesman landed in court for kissing in a car after they met in a pub.
Kissing gets more enjoyable as you grow older and become more confident doing it.
Washington, October 30 ( ANI ): Kissing is very important in a relationship as it helps the bond grow stronger and also make you reevaluate your relationship.