Definition of kiss noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//kɪs//
; NAmE NAmE//kɪs//
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  •  the act of kissing somebody/something Come here and give me a kiss! a kiss on the cheek We were greeted with hugs and kisses. See related entries: Romance
  • Word OriginOld English cyssan (verb), of Germanic origin; related to Dutch kussen and German küssen.Extra examples As the train drew away he blew her a kiss. Brad and Sue exchanged a kiss. Don’t I get a kiss? He contented himself with a stolen kiss as he leaned forward. He gave his daughter a gentle kiss on the forehead. He greeted her with a kiss on the cheek. He touched her cheek once more and laid a kiss on her forehead. His kiss deepened and became hungrier. I wanted to take him in my arms and shower him with kisses. Mrs Davis received a kiss on the cheek from Jesse and said goodbye. Sarah left him with a final kiss on the cheek. She gave him a French kiss. She leaned forward and placed a slow kiss on his forehead. She planted a big kiss on his cheek. She pressed a soft kiss to his cheek. She returned his kiss with passion. That TV commercial was the kiss of death to his career as a serious actor. The children hid behind the bike shed to steal a kiss. The kiss only lasted for a few moments. Tom planted a wet kiss on her cheek. We were greeted with hugs and kisses. the girl who gave him his first kissIdioms (informal, especially humorous) an event that seems good, but is certain to make something else fail An award can be the kiss of death for a writer. (British English) a method of helping somebody who has stopped breathing to breathe again by placing your mouth on theirs and forcing air into their lungs
    steal a kiss (from somebody)
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    (literary) to kiss somebody suddenly or secretly
    See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: kiss