Definitions for: Osculate

[v] touch with the lips or press the lips (against someone's mouth or other body part) as an expression of love, greeting, etc.; "The newly married couple kissed"; "She kissed her grandfather on the forehead when she entered the room"
[v] mathematics: have at least three points in common with; "one curve osculates the other"; "these two surfaces osculate"
[v] biology: be intermediate between two taxonomic groups; "These species osculate"

Webster (1913) Definition: Os"cu*late, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Osculated; p. pr. &
vb. n. Osculating.] [L. osculatus, p. p. of osculari to
kiss, fr. osculum a little mouth, a kiss, dim. of os mouth.
See Oral, and cf. Oscillate.]
1. To kiss.

2. (Geom.) To touch closely, so as to have a common curvature
at the point of contact. See Osculation, 2.

Os"cu*late, v. i.
1. To kiss one another; to kiss.

2. (Geom.) To touch closely. See Osculation, 2.

3. (Biol.) To have characters in common with two genera or
families, so as to form a connecting link between them; to
interosculate. See Osculant.

Synonyms: buss, kiss

See Also: be, peck, share, smack, touch

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