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: kiss, buss]
Osculate is a semi-archaic English word with several definitions.
- Often it means "to kiss", sometimes used in a "tongue-in-cheek" fashion.
- Its primary definition is "to bring, or come into, close contact of union".
- An additional definition is "to bring into focus or tune, to attune".