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Kiss vs. Peck

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Kissverb

(transitive) To touch with the lips or press the lips against, usually to express love or affection or passion, or as part of a greeting.

Peckverb

To strike or pierce with the beak or bill (of a bird) or similar instrument.

‘The birds pecked at their food.’;

Kissverb

(transitive) To touch lightly or slightly; to come into contact.

‘His ball kissed the black into the corner pocket.}}’;

Peckverb

(transitive) To form by striking with the beak or a pointed instrument.

‘to peck a hole in a tree’;

Kissverb

(intransitive) Of two or more people, to touch each other's lips together, usually to express love or affection or passion.

Peckverb

To strike, pick, thrust against, or dig into, with a pointed instrument, especially with repeated quick movements.

Kissverb

(transitive) To mark a cross (X) after one's name on a card, etc.

Peckverb

To seize and pick up with the beak, or as if with the beak; to bite; to eat; often with up.

Kissnoun

A touch with the lips, usually to express love or affection, or as a greeting.

Peckverb

To do something in small, intermittent pieces.

‘He has been pecking away at that project for some time now.’;

Kissnoun

An 'X' mark placed at the end of a letter or other type of message.

Peckverb

To type by searching for each key individually.

Kissnoun

A type of filled chocolate candy, shaped as if someone had kissed the top. See Hershey's Kisses.

Peckverb

(rare) To type in general.

Kissverb

To salute with the lips, as a mark of affection, reverence, submission, forgiveness, etc.

‘He . . . kissed her lips with such a clamorous smack,That at the parting all the church echoed.’;

Peckverb

To kiss briefly.

Kissverb

To touch gently, as if fondly or caressingly.

‘When the sweet wind did gently kiss the trees.’;

Peckverb

(regional) To throw.

Kissverb

To make or give salutation with the lips in token of love, respect, etc.; as, kiss and make friends.

Peckverb

To lurch forward; especially, of a horse, to stumble after hitting the ground with the toe instead of teh flat of the foot.

Kissverb

To meet; to come in contact; to touch fondly.

‘Like fire and powder,Which as they kiss consume.’; ‘Rose, rose and clematis,Trail and twine and clasp and kiss.’;

Pecknoun

An act of striking with a beak.

Kissnoun

A salutation with the lips, as a token of affection, respect, etc.; as, a parting kiss; a kiss of reconciliation.

‘Last with a kiss, she took a long farewell.’; ‘Dear as remembered kisses after death.’;

Pecknoun

A small kiss.

Kissnoun

A small piece of confectionery.

Pecknoun

One quarter of a bushel; a dry measure of eight quarts.

‘They picked a peck of wheat.’;

Kissnoun

the act of caressing with the lips (or an instance thereof)

Pecknoun

A great deal; a large or excessive quantity.

‘She figured most children probably ate a peck of dirt before they turned ten.’;

Kissnoun

a cookie made of egg whites and sugar

Pecknoun

The fourth part of a bushel; a dry measure of eight quarts; as, a peck of wheat.

Kissnoun

any of several bite-sized candies

Pecknoun

A great deal; a large or excessive quantity.

Kissnoun

a light glancing touch;

‘there was a brief kiss of their hands in passing’;

Pecknoun

A quick, sharp stroke, as with the beak of a bird or a pointed instrument.

Kissverb

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’;

Peckverb

To strike with the beak; to thrust the beak into; as, a bird pecks a tree.

Kissverb

touch lightly or gently;

‘the blossoms were kissed by the soft rain’;

Peckverb

Hence: To strike, pick, thrust against, or dig into, with a pointed instrument; especially, to strike, pick, etc., with repeated quick movements.

Kissverb

touch or caress with the lips as a sign of love, sexual desire, or greeting

‘we started kissing’; ‘she kissed the children goodnight’; ‘he kissed her on the lips’;

Peckverb

To seize and pick up with the beak, or as with the beak; to bite; to eat; - often with up.

‘This fellow pecks up wit as pigeons peas.’;

Kissverb

(of a ball) lightly touch (another ball) in passing.

Peckverb

To make, by striking with the beak or a pointed instrument; as, to peck a hole in a tree.

Kissnoun

a touch or caress with the lips

‘a quick kiss on the cheek’;

Peckverb

To make strokes with the beak, or with a pointed instrument.

Kissnoun

used to express affection at the end of a letter (conventionally represented by the letter X)

‘she sent lots of love and a whole line of kisses’;

Peckverb

To pick up food with the beak; hence, to eat.

‘[The hen] went pecking by his side.’;

Kissnoun

a slight touch of a ball against another ball.

Pecknoun

(often followed by `of') a large number or amount or extent;

‘a batch of letters’; ‘a deal of trouble’; ‘a lot of money’; ‘he made a mint on the stock market’; ‘it must have cost plenty’;

Kissnoun

a small cake, biscuit, or sweet.

Pecknoun

a British imperial capacity measure (liquid or dry) equal to 2 gallons

Kiss

A kiss is the touch or pressing of one's lips against another person or an object. Cultural connotations of kissing vary widely.

Pecknoun

a United States dry measure equal to 8 quarts or 537.605 cubic inches

Peckverb

hit lightly with a picking motion

Peckverb

eat by pecking at, like a bird

Peckverb

kiss lightly

Peckverb

eat like a bird;

‘The anorexic girl just picks at her food’;

Peckverb

bother persistently with trivial complaints;

‘She nags her husband all day long’;

Peck

A peck is an imperial and United States customary unit of dry volume, equivalent to 2 dry gallons or 8 dry quarts or 16 dry pints. An imperial peck is equivalent to 9.09 liters and a US customary peck is equivalent to 8.81 liters.

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