HyperDic: osculate

English > 3 senses of the word osculate:
VERBstativeosculatebe intermediate between two taxonomic groups
stativeosculatehave at least three points in common with
contactosculate, snog, kiss, busstouch with the lips or press the lips (against someone's mouth or other body part) as an expression of love, greeting, etc.
English > osculate: 3 senses > verb 1, stative
MeaningBe intermediate between two taxonomic groups.
PatternSomething ----s
Example"These species osculate"
BroaderbeHave the quality of being
English > osculate: 3 senses > verb 2, stative
MeaningHave at least three points in common with.
PatternSomething ----s; Something ----s something
Examples
  • "one curve osculates the other"
  • "these two surfaces osculate"
Categorymathematics, math, mathsA science (or group of related sciences) dealing with the logic / logic of quantity and shape and arrangement
BroadershareHave in common
Nounsosculation(mathematics) a contact of two curves (or two surfaces) at which they have a common tangent
English > osculate: 3 senses > verb 3, contact
MeaningTouch with the lips or press the lips (against someone's mouth or other body part) as an expression of love, greeting, etc..
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody; Somebody ----s somebody PP; Somebody ----s something PP
ModelSam cannot osculate Sue
Synonymssnog, kiss, buss
Narrowersmack, peckkiss lightly
Broadertouchmake physical contact with, come in contact with
Spanishbesarse, besar
Catalanbesar-se, besar, petonejar
Nounsosculationthe act of caressing with the lips (or an instance thereof)
osculatorsomeone who kisses

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