Osculated
Osculate Os"cu*late, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Osculated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Osculating}.] [L. osculatus, p. p. of osculari to kiss, fr. osculum a little mouth, a kiss, dim. of os mouth. See {Oral}, and cf. {Oscillate}.] [1913 Webster] 1. To kiss. [1913 Webster]

2. (Geom.) To touch closely, so as to have a common curvature at the point of contact. See {Osculation}, 2. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • osculated — os·cu·late || É‘skjÉ™leɪt / É’skÊŠ v. kiss; touch a curved surface …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Osculate — Os cu*late, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Osculated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Osculating}.] [L. osculatus, p. p. of osculari to kiss, fr. osculum a little mouth, a kiss, dim. of os mouth. See {Oral}, and cf. {Oscillate}.] [1913 Webster] 1. To kiss. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Osculating — Osculate Os cu*late, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Osculated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Osculating}.] [L. osculatus, p. p. of osculari to kiss, fr. osculum a little mouth, a kiss, dim. of os mouth. See {Oral}, and cf. {Oscillate}.] [1913 Webster] 1. To kiss.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • osculate — osculatory /os kyeuh leuh tawr ee, tohr ee/, adj. /os kyeuh layt /, v., osculated, osculating. v.i. 1. to come into close contact or union. 2. Geom. (of a curve) to touch another curve or another part of the same curve so as to have the same… …   Universalium

  • osculate — [c]/ˈɒskjəleɪt / (say oskyuhlayt) verb (osculated, osculating) –verb (t) 1. to kiss. 2. to bring into close contact or union. 3. Geometry to touch so as to have three or more points in common at the point of contact. –verb (i) 4. to kiss each… …   Australian English dictionary

  • osculate — [äs′kyo͞o lāt΄, äs′kyəlāt΄] vt., vi. osculated, osculating [< L osculatus, pp. of osculari, to kiss < osculum, little mouth: see OSCULUM] 1. to kiss: a pretentious or facetious usage 2. to touch closely osculation n. osculatory [äs′kyo͞olə… …   English World dictionary

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