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Standard Definition

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


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Misc. Definitions

\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. --Shak.
2. To touch gently, as if fondly or caressingly. When the sweet wind did gently kiss the trees. --Shak.
\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. --Shak. 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.
\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 reconciliation. Last with a kiss, she took a long farewell. --Dryden. Dear as remembered kisses after death. --Tennyson.
2. A small piece of confectionery.