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OSCULATE

 Dictionary entry overview: What does osculate mean? 

OSCULATE (verb)
  The verb OSCULATE has 3 senses:

1. be intermediate between two taxonomic groups
2. have at least three points in common with
3. touch with the lips or press the lips (against someone's mouth or other body part) as an expression of love, greeting, etc.

  Familiarity information: OSCULATE used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


OSCULATE (verb)


Sense 1osculate [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Be intermediate between two taxonomic groups

Classified under:

Verbs of being, having, spatial relations

Context example:

These species osculate

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

be (have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun))

Sentence frame:

Something ----s


Sense 2osculate [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Have at least three points in common with

Classified under:

Verbs of being, having, spatial relations

Context examples:

one curve osculates the other / these two surfaces osculate

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

share (have in common)

Domain category:

math; mathematics; maths (a science (or group of related sciences) dealing with the logic of quantity and shape and arrangement)

Sentence frames:

Something ----s
Something ----s something


Sense 3osculate [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Touch with the lips or press the lips (against someone's mouth or other body part) as an expression of love, greeting, etc.

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Synonyms:

buss; kiss; osculate

Context examples:

The newly married couple kissed / She kissed her grandfather on the forehead when she entered the room

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

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

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

peck; smack (kiss lightly)

Sentence frames:

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

Sentence example:

Sam cannot osculate Sue


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