Adjective "kissing" definition and examples

(Kissing may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/kɪs/

Definitions and examples

verb

Touch or caress with the lips as a sign of love, sexual desire, or greeting.
  1. with object and complement 'she kissed the children goodnight'
  2. 'She pushes him back to the ground and they kiss passionately in front of the fireplace.'
  3. 'The old woman put a necklace around her grandchild's neck then kissed her forehead.'
  4. 'The desire to kiss him again is almost overwhelming - but she can't ignore her own beliefs.'
  5. 'We sleep in different bedrooms and he never tries to kiss me or touch me.'
  6. 'She closed her eyes once again as the man she loved hugged and kissed her one last time.'
  7. 'He lightly kisses my forehead and we make our way upstairs.'
  8. 'She had a very sweet, delicate kiss and when we would kiss it was with love, passion, and lots of good stuff went with it.'
  9. 'I loved you that day you first kissed me.'
  10. 'I assume that in mixed sex greetings the man kisses the woman but you occasionally find women who do the kissing.'
  11. 'He then added that he put his arm around her waist and they kissed and caressed.'
(of a ball) lightly touch (another ball) in passing.

    noun

    A touch or caress with the lips.
    1. 'Lisa tilted her head back as he trailed butterfly kisses down her neck and across her jaw.'
    2. 'Even though their shared kiss lasted only a few seconds, everyone saw it.'
    3. 'She leaned her head back and he let his kisses linger around her neck.'
    4. 'They were both smiling as their lips met in a sweet, deep kiss.'
    5. 'As I lay on the couch that evening, I felt a touch on my forehead and a kiss on my cheek.'
    6. 'Nikolas pulled the sheet over them and brushed a kiss on her forehead.'
    7. 'Closing his eyes he allowed himself to enjoy the one thing he had denied himself far too long - her sweet kisses.'
    8. 'There they lay for the rest of the afternoon, sharing sweet and tender kisses and talking about their future.'
    9. 'She then leaned back and they shared a deep, passionate kiss for a few seconds.'
    10. 'He returned the loving kiss with as much affection as I had given him.'
    11. 'she sent lots of love and a whole line of kisses'
    12. 'Let's begin with why do Xs sometimes (esp. at the end of a letter) signify kisses?'
    13. 'Customers are invited to place a kiss on a giant envelope on display at the centre's customer relations desk and make a donation to the British Heart Foundation.'
    A slight touch of a ball against another ball.
    1. 'Potting the white, or a double kiss, just like this.'
    A small cake, biscuit, or sweet.

      More definitions

      1. to touch or press with the lips slightly pursed, and then often to part them and to emit a smacking sound, in an expression of affection, love, greeting, reverence, etc.: He kissed his son on the cheek.

      2. to join lips with in this way: She kissed him and left.

      3. to touch gently or lightly: The breeze kissed her face.

      4. to put, bring, take, etc., by, or as if by, kissing: She kissed the baby's tears away.

      5. Billiards, Pool. (of a ball) to make sligh

      More examples(as adjective)

      "holds can be kissing."

      "faces can be kissing."

      Origin

      (kiss)Old English cyssan (verb), of Germanic origin; related to Dutch kussen and German küssen.

      Phrase

      kiss someone/something off
      kiss up to