Definition of Love
1. Noun. A strong positive emotion of regard and affection. "Children need a lot of love"
Specialized synonyms: Adoration, Worship, Agape, Agape Love, Agape, Filial Love, Ardor, Ardour, Amorousness, Enamoredness, Calf Love, Crush, Infatuation, Puppy Love, Devotedness, Devotion, Benevolence, Heartstrings, Caring, Lovingness, Loyalty
2. Verb. Have a great affection or liking for. "She loves her boss and works hard for him"
Derivative terms: Lovable, Loveable, Lover, Lover
3. Noun. Any object of warm affection or devotion. "He has a passion for cock fighting"
4. Verb. Get pleasure from. "They love him to write the letter"; "I love cooking"
Generic synonyms: Like
Specialized synonyms: Get Off
Derivative terms: Enjoyer, Enjoyment, Enjoyment, Lover, Lover
5. Noun. A beloved person; used as terms of endearment.
6. Verb. Be enamored or in love with. "Sam cannot love Sue "; "She loves her husband deeply"
7. Noun. A deep feeling of sexual desire and attraction. "She was his first love"
Generic synonyms: Concupiscence, Eros, Physical Attraction, Sexual Desire
8. Verb. Have sexual intercourse with. "Sam cannot love Sue "; "Were you ever intimate with this man?"
Related verbs: Make Out, Neck
Specialized synonyms: Have, Take, Fornicate
Generic synonyms: Copulate, Couple, Mate, Pair
Derivative terms: Bed, Fuck, Fucker, Fucking, Lover, Screw, Screwing
Language type: Archaism
9. Noun. A score of zero in tennis or squash. "It was 40 love"
10. Noun. Sexual activities (often including sexual intercourse) between two people. "He has a very complicated love life"
Generic synonyms: Sex, Sex Activity, Sexual Activity, Sexual Practice
Definition of Love
1. n. A feeling of strong attachment induced by that which delights or commands admiration; preëminent kindness or devotion to another; affection; tenderness; as, the love of brothers and sisters.
2. v. t. To have a feeling of love for; to regard with affection or good will; as, to love one's children and friends; to love one's country; to love one's God.
3. v. i. To have the feeling of love; to be in love.
Definition of Love
1. Proper noun. An English surname. ¹
2. Noun. An intense feeling of affection and care towards another person. ¹
3. Noun. A deep or abiding liking for something. ¹
4. Noun. A profound and caring attraction towards someone. ¹
5. Noun. The object of one’s romantic feelings; a darling or sweetheart ¹
6. Noun. (colloquial) (non-gloss definition A term of friendly address, regardless of feelings.) ¹
7. Noun. (euphemistic) A sexual desire; sexual activity ¹
8. Noun. (non-gloss definition Used as the closing, before the signature, of a letter, especially between good friends or family members, or by the young.) ¹
9. Verb. (transitive) To have a strong affection for. ¹
10. Verb. (transitive) To need, thrive on. ¹
11. Verb. (transitive colloquial) To be strongly inclined towards something; an emphatic form of ''like''. ¹
12. Verb. (transitive) To care deeply about, to be dedicated to. ¹
13. Verb. (transitive) To derive delight from a fact or situation. ¹
14. Verb. (transitive) To lust for. ¹
15. Verb. (transitive euphemistic) To have sex with, (perhaps from make love.) ¹
16. Verb. (transitive obsolete or UK dialectal) To praise; commend. ¹
17. Verb. (transitive obsolete or UK dialectal) To praise as of value; prize; set a price on. ¹
18. Noun. (context: racquet sports) zero, no score. ¹
¹ Source: wiktionary.com
Definition of Love
1. to feel great affection for [v LOVED, LOVING, LOVES]
Medical Definition of Love
1. To have a feeling of love for; to regard with affection or good will; as, to love one's children and friends; to love one's country; to love one's God. "Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind." (Matt. Xxii. 37) "Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thy self." (Matt. Xxii. 39)
2. To regard with passionate and devoted affection, as that of one sex for the other.
3. To take delight or pleasure in; to have a strong liking or desire for, or interest in; to be pleased with; to like; as, to love books; to love adventures. "Wit, eloquence, and poetry. Arts which I loved." (Cowley)
Origin: AS. Lufian. See Love.
1. A feeling of strong attachment induced by that which delights or commands admiration; preeminent kindness or devotion to another; affection; tenderness; as, the love of brothers and sisters. "Of all the dearest bonds we prove Thou countest sons' and mothers' love most sacred, most Thine own." (Keble)
2. Especially, devoted attachment to, or tender or passionate affection for, one of the opposite sex. "He on his side Leaning half-raised, with looks of cordial love Hung over her enamored." (Milton)
3. Courtship; chiefly in the phrase to make love, i. E, to court, to woo, to solicit union in marriage. "Demetrius . . . Made love to Nedar's daughter, Helena, And won her soul." (Shak)
4. Affection; kind feeling; friendship; strong liking or desire; fondness; good will; opposed to hate; often with of and an object. "Love, and health to all." (Shak) "Smit with the love of sacred song." (Milton) "The love of science faintly warmed his breast." (Fenton)
5. Due gratitude and reverence to God. "Keep yourselves in the love of God." (Jude 21)
6. The object of affection; often employed in endearing address. "Trust me, love." "Open the temple gates unto my love." (Spenser)
7. Cupid, the god of love; sometimes, Venus. "Such was his form as painters, when they show Their utmost art, on naked Lores bestow." (Dryden) "Therefore do nimble-pinioned doves draw Love." (Shak)
8. A thin silk stuff.
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