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CARESS

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does caress mean? 

CARESS (noun)
  The noun CARESS has 1 sense:

1. a gentle affectionate stroking (or something resembling it)

  Familiarity information: CARESS used as a noun is very rare.


CARESS (verb)
  The verb CARESS has 1 sense:

1. touch or stroke lightly in a loving or endearing manner

  Familiarity information: CARESS used as a verb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


CARESS (noun)


Sense 1caress [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A gentle affectionate stroking (or something resembling it)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Context examples:

he showered her with caresses / soft music was a fond caress / the caresses of the breeze played over his face

Hypernyms ("caress" is a kind of...):

stroke; stroking (a light touch with the hands)


CARESS (verb)


Sense 1caress [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Touch or stroke lightly in a loving or endearing manner

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Context examples:

He caressed her face / They caressed in the back seat of the taxi

Hypernyms (to "caress" is one way to...):

touch (make physical contact with, come in contact with)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "caress"):

paw (touch clumsily)

grope (fondle for sexual pleasure)

dandle (pet)

fondle; stroke (touch lightly and with affection, with brushing motions)

pet (stroke or caress in an erotic manner, as during lovemaking)

chuck; pat (pat or squeeze fondly or playfully, especially under the chin)

nose; nuzzle (rub noses)

pet (stroke or caress gently)

tickle (touch or stroke lightly)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody

Sentence examples:

Sam and Sue caress
Sam cannot caress Sue


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