From Old English cyssan, from Proto-Germanic *kussijaną, cognates include Danish kysse, Dutch kussen, German küssen, Icelandic kyssa and Swedish kyssa. Possibly from Proto-Indo-European *ku, *kus (probably imitative), with cognates including Ancient Greek κύσσω (kusso), poetic form of κύσω (kuso, “to kiss”), and Hittite kuwassanzi (“they kiss”).
- (transitive) To touch with the lips or press the lips against, usually to express love or affection or passion, or as part of a greeting.
- He […] kissed her lips with such a clamorous smack, / That at the parting all the church echoed.
- (transitive) To touch lightly or slightly; to come into contact.
- His ball kissed the black into the corner pocket.
- The nearside of the car just kissed a parked truck as he took the corner at high speed.
- Like fire and powder, / Which as they kiss consume.
- Rose, rose and clematis, / Trail and twine and clasp and kiss.
- (intransitive) Of two or more people, to touch each other's lips together, usually to express love or affection or passion.
- (transitive) To mark a cross (X) after one's name on a card, etc.
- to kiss each other (3)
- to kiss one another (3)
- See also Wikisaurus:kiss
kiss (plural kisses)
- A touch with the lips, usually to express love or affection, or as a greeting.
- A type of filled chocolate candy, shaped as if someone had kissed the top. See Hershey's Kisses.