Cognates include Saterland Frisian küsje, Dutch kussen, German Low German küssen, German küssen, Danish kysse, Swedish kyssa, Norwegian kysse, Icelandic kyssa. Compare Proto-Indo-European *ku-, *kus- (probably imitative), with byspels including Ancient Greek κύσσω (kússō), poetic form of κύσω (kúsō, “to kiss”), and Hittite [script needed] (kuwassanzi, “they kiss”).
- (transitive) To touch with the lips or press the lips against, usually to show love or affection or passion, or as part of a greeting.
- c. 1590–1592 (date written), William Shakespeare, “The Taming of the Shrew”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies […] (First Folio), London: […] Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, →OCLC, [Act III, scene ii]:
- He […] kissed her lips with such a clamorous smack, / That at the parting all the church echoed.
- 1879, R[ichard] J[efferies], chapter 1, in The Amateur Poacher, London: Smith, Elder, & Co., […], →OCLC:
- But then I had the [massive] flintlock by me for protection. […] The linen-press and a chest on the top of it formed, however, a very good gun-carriage; and, thus mounted, aim could be taken out of the window […], and a 'bead' could be drawn upon Molly, the dairymaid, kissing the fogger behind the hedge, little dreaming that the deadly tube was levelled at them.
- (transitive, intransitive) To (cause to) touch lightly or slightly; to come into contact.
- The nearside of the car just kissed a parked truck as he took the corner at high speed.
- His ball kissed the black into the corner pocket.
- c. 1591–1595 (date written), William Shakespeare, “The Tragedie of Romeo and Ivliet”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies […] (First Folio), London: […] Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, →OCLC, [Act II, scene vi]:
- Like fire and powder, / Which as they kiss consume.
- 1867–1870 (date written), Alfred Tennyson, Arthur Sullivan, composer, “No. II. At the Window.”, in The Window: Or, The Songs of the Wrens […], London: Strahan & Co., […], published 1871, →OCLC:
- Rose, rose and clematis, / Trail and twine and clasp and kiss, / Kiss, kiss; and make her a bower / All of flowers, and drop me a flower, / Drop me a flower.
- (intransitive) Of two or more people, to touch each other's lips together, usually to express love or affection or passion.
- (transitive, archaic) To treat with fondness.
- See also Thesaurus:kiss
- do you kiss your mother with that mouth
- I'd like to kiss you
- kiss and ride
- kiss and tell
- kiss arse
- kiss me
- kiss 'n' ride
- kiss one's ass goodbye
- kiss someone's hem
- kiss the book
- kiss the dust
- kiss the ground someone walks on
- kiss the rod
- kiss up to
- simple as kiss your hand
- you kiss your girlfriend with that mouth
- you kiss your grandmother with that mouth
- you kiss your mother with that mouth
kiss (plural kisses)
- A touch with the lips, usually to express love or affection, or as a greeting.
- An 'X' mark placed at the end of a letter or other type of message, signifying the bestowal of a kiss from the sender to the receiver.
- 1966, Brian W. Aldiss, The Saliva Tree, published 1968, page 67:
- With some satisfaction, Gergory read this through twice, signed it and added kisses[.]
- A type of filled chocolate candy, shaped as if someone had kissed the top. See Hershey's Kisses.
- (astronomy) The alignment of two bodies in the solar system such that they have the same longitude when seen from Earth, conjunction.
- (aviation) A low-speed mid-air collision between the envelopes of two hot air balloons, generally causing no damage or injury.
- (touch with the lips): See Thesaurus:buss
- air kiss
- angel's kiss
- ass kissing, ass-kissing
- blow a kiss
- butterfly kiss
- chef's kiss
- cloacal kiss
- cold as a witch's kiss
- double kiss
- Eskimo kiss
- flying kiss
- foot kiss
- freedom kiss
- French kiss
- Glasgow kiss
- good night kiss
- gypsie's kiss
- gypsy's kiss
- indirect kiss
- Judas kiss
- kiss and cry
- kiss and make up
- kiss ass, kiss-ass
- kiss cam
- kiss chase
- kiss curl
- kiss goodbye
- kiss in the ring
- kiss my ass/kiss my arse
- kiss of death
- kiss off
- kiss of life
- kiss of peace
- kiss someone's ass
- kiss someone's ring
- kiss the gunner's daughter
- kiss the hem of someone's garment
- kiss up
- kitty kiss
- Liverpool kiss
- rainbow kiss
- soul kiss
- Spider-Man kiss
- stage kiss
- steal a kiss
- throw a kiss
- tongue kiss
- Alternative form of
kiss n (uncountable)
|Declension of kiss|
- A sound made to attract a cat; "Here, kitty, kitty!"
- Usually repeated several times.
- Often pronounced more like "kss, kss."
- kisse (“kitty-cat”)
- kiss in Svensk ordbok (SO)
- kiss in Svenska Akademiens ordlista (SAOL)
- kiss in Svenska Akademiens ordbok (SAOB)