kiss: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (kis), [key]
— v.t.
  1. to touch or press with the lips slightly pursed, and then often to part them and to emit a smacking sound, in an expression of affection, love, greeting, reverence, etc.: He kissed his son on the cheek.
  2. to join lips with in this way: She kissed him and left.
  3. to touch gently or lightly: The breeze kissed her face.
  4. to put, bring, take, etc., by, or as if by, kissing: She kissed the baby's tears away.
  5. (of a ball) to make slight contact with or brush (another ball).
  1. to join lips in respect, affection, love, passion, etc.: They kissed passionately.
  2. to express a thought, feeling, etc., by a contact of the lips: They kissed good-bye at the station.
  3. to purse and then part the lips, emitting a smacking sound, as in kissing someone.
  4. (of a ball) to carom gently off or touch another ball.
  5. . to be obsequious; fawn.
  6. He kissed off their objections with a wave of his hand.
    1. to reject, dismiss, or ignore:He kissed off their objections with a wave of his hand.
    2. (used to express contemptuous rejection or dismissal).
    3. to give up, renounce, or dispense with:Leaving Tulsa meant kissing off a promising job.
  1. an act or instance of kissing.
  2. a slight touch or contact.
  3. the slight touch of one ball by another.
  4. a baked confection of egg whites and confectioners' sugar, served as a cookie.
  5. a piece of toffeelike confectionery, sometimes containing nuts, coconut, or the like.
  6. a small, sometimes conical, bite-size piece of chocolate, usually individually wrapped.
  7. to indicate an intended kiss from a distance, usually in bidding farewell, by kissing one's own fingertips and moving the hand toward the person greeted.


Pronunciation: (kis), [key]
  1. keep it simple, stupid.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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