- kiss [kis]vt.[ME kissen < OE cyssan, akin to Ger küssen < IE base * kus-, prob. echoic]1. to give a kiss to (a person or thing); touch or caress with the lips2. to touch lightly or gently [the bowling ball just kissed the pin]vi.1. to give a kiss to one another on the lips2. to touch one another lightlyn.[ME kisse < the v., replacing cosse < OE coss]1. a touch or caress with the lips, often with some pressure and suction, as an act of affection, desire, greeting, etc.2. a light, gentle touch or slight contact3.a) any of various candiesb) a baked confection of egg white and sugar——————kiss ass[Vulgar Slang] to be obsequious or fawning, as to gain an advantage or approval——————kiss goodbye1. to kiss in taking leave☆ 2. Informal to give up all hope of getting, recovering, realizing, etc.——————kiss offSlang to dismiss rudely or contemptuouslykissableadj.
English World dictionary. V. Neufeldt. 2014.