Definition of Kissing

1. Noun. Affectionate play (or foreplay without contact with the genital organs).

Exact synonyms: Caressing, Cuddling, Fondling, Hugging, Necking, Petting, Smooching, Snuggling
Generic synonyms: Arousal, Foreplay, Stimulation
Specialized synonyms: Snogging
Derivative terms: Cuddle, Cuddle, Fondle, Hug, Kiss, Neck, Pet, Smooch, Snuggle

Definition of Kissing

1. Verb. (present participle of kiss) ¹

2. Adjective. Just touching. ¹

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Definition of Kissing

1. kiss [v] - See also: kiss

Lexicographical Neighbors of Kissing

kisses and makes up
kisses and tells
kissing (current term)
kissing and making up
kissing and telling
kissing bug
kissing bugs
kissing cousin
kissing cousins
kissing disease
kissing gate
kissing gates
kissing gourami
kissing kin

Literary usage of Kissing

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Curiosities of Literature by Isaac Disraeli (1893)
"I give a summary, for the benefit of those who have had the honour of kissing his majesty's hand. It is hot those who kiss the royal hand who could write ..."

2. Notes and Queries by Martim de Albuquerque (1873)
"And now we are all ready for “ kissing.” In the following passages it is the ... But to say of a pair of beautiful lips, that they are good kissing lips, ..."

3. A Glossary: Or, Collection of Words, Phrases, Names, and Allusions to by Robert Nares, James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps, Thomas Wright (1901)
"kissing-COMFITS. Sugar-plumbs perfumed, to make the breath sweet. ... or kissing- Take half a pound of refined silbar, being beaten ana Sean-lied, ..."

4. Curiosities of Popular Customs and of Rites, Ceremonies, Observances, and by William Shepard Walsh (1897)
"moment everybody else was kissing everybody throughout the church." kissing the Pope's Toe. Among the Oriental nations it was customary to kiss the hands or ..."

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