kiss


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Kiss \Kiss\, n. [OE. kiss, derived under the influence of the
   verb from the older form coss, AS. coss. See Kiss, v.]
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   1. A salutation with the lips, as a token of affection,
      respect, etc.; as, a parting kiss; a kiss of
      reconciliation.
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            Last with a kiss, she took a long farewell.
                                                  --Dryden.
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            Dear as remembered kisses after death. --Tennyson.
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   2. A small piece of confectionery.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Kiss \Kiss\ (k[i^]s), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Kissed (k[i^]st);p.
   pr. & vb. n. Kissing.] [OE. kissen, cussen, AS. cyssan, fr.
   coss a kiss; of uncertain origin; akin to D. kus, G. kuss,
   Icel. koss.]
   1. To salute with the lips, as a mark of affection,
      reverence, submission, forgiveness, etc.
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            He . . . kissed her lips with such a clamorous
            smack,
            That at the parting all the church echoed. --Shak.
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   2. To touch gently, as if fondly or caressingly.
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            When the sweet wind did gently kiss the trees.
                                                  --Shak.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Kiss \Kiss\, v. i.
   1. To make or give salutation with the lips in token of love,
      respect, etc.; as, kiss and make friends.
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   2. To meet; to come in contact; to touch fondly.
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            Like fire and powder,
            Which as they kiss consume.           --Shak.
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            Rose, rose and clematis,
            Trail and twine and clasp and kiss.   --Tennyson.
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   Kissing comfit, a perfumed sugarplum to sweeten the breath.
      [Obs or Prov. End.] --Shak.
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