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VERB (3)

1. be intermediate between two taxonomic groups;
- Example: "These species osculate"

2. have at least three points in common with;
- Example: "one curve osculates the other"
- Example: "these two surfaces osculate"

3. touch with the lips or press the lips (against someone's mouth or other body part) as an expression of love, greeting, etc.;
- Example: "The newly married couple kissed"
- Example: "She kissed her grandfather on the forehead when she entered the room"
[syn: snog, kiss, buss, osculate]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Osculate \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.] [1913 Webster] 1. To kiss. [1913 Webster] 2. (Geom.) To touch closely, so as to have a common curvature at the point of contact. See Osculation, 2. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Osculate \Os"cu*late\, v. i. 1. To kiss one another; to kiss. [1913 Webster] 2. (Geom.) To touch closely. See Osculation, 2. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

osculate v 1: be intermediate between two taxonomic groups; "These species osculate" 2: have at least three points in common with; "one curve osculates the other"; "these two surfaces osculate" 3: 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" [syn: snog, kiss, buss, osculate]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

26 Moby Thesaurus words for "osculate": blow a kiss, brush, brush by, bus, buss, caress, come in contact, contact, glance, graze, hit, impinge, kiss, lip, nudge, peck, rub, scrape, shave, sideswipe, skim, skirt, smack, smooch, squeak by, touch