I. verb Etymology: Middle English, from Old English cyssan; akin to Old High German kussen to kiss Date: before 12th century transitive verb 1. to touch with the lips especially as a mark of affection or greeting 2. to touch gently or lightly <
wind gently kissing the trees
intransitive verb 1. to salute or caress one another with the lips 2. to come in gentle contact • kissable adjective II. noun Date: before 12th century 1. a caress with the lips 2. a gentle touch or contact 3. a. a small drop cookie made of meringue b. a bite-size piece of candy often wrapped in paper or foil 4. an expression of affection <
sent him kisses in her letter

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.


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