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
            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.
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