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Definitions of love

  1. get pleasure from; " I love cooking"
  2. sexual activities ( often including sexual intercourse) between two people; " his lovemaking disgusted her"; " he hadn't had any love in months"; " he has a very complicated love life"
  3. a deep feeling of sexual desire and attraction; " their love left them indifferent to their surroundings"; " she was his first love"
  4. a strong positive emotion of regard and affection; " his love for his work"; " children need a lot of love"
  5. a score of zero in tennis or squash; " it was 40 love"
  6. have a great affection or liking for; " I love French food"; " She loves her boss and works hard for him"
  7. be enamored or in love with; " She loves her husband deeply"
  8. 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.
  9. Especially, devoted attachment to, or tender or passionate affection for, one of the opposite sex.
  10. Due gratitude and reverence to God.
  11. Cupid, the god of love; sometimes, Venus.
  12. A thin silk stuff.
  13. A climbing species of Clematis ( C. Vitalba).
  14. 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.
  15. To regard with passionate and devoted affection, as that of one sex for the other.
  16. 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.
  17. To have the feeling of love; to be in love.
  18. Courtship; - chiefly in the phrase to make love, i. e., to court, to woo, to solicit union in marriage.
  19. Affection; kind feeling; friendship; strong liking or desire; fondness; good will; - opposed to hate; often with of and an object.
  20. The object of affection; - often employed in endearing address.
  21. Nothing; no points scored on one side; - used in counting score at tennis, etc.
  22. A strong feeling of affection; fond and tender attachment; passionate devotion to one of the opposite sex; state of feeling kindly toward others and of desiring the welfare of all; as, in love and charity for all men; the term used for zero in scoring at tennis.
  23. To regard with strong affection; feel devotion towards; delight in.
  24. Lovingly.
  25. Fondness: an affection of the mind caused by that which delights: pre- eminent kindness: benevolence: reverential regard: devoted attachment to one of the opposite sex: the object of affection: the god of love, Cupid: nothing, in billiards and some other games.
  26. To be fond of: to regard with affection: to delight in with exclusive affection: to regard with benevolence.
  27. LOVINGNESS.
  28. Fondness; affection; the object of affection.
  29. To be fond of; feel affection for.
  30. To regard with affection; delight in.
  31. To feel tender or passionate affection.
  32. Devoted affection; tender feeling; fondness; courtship.
  33. One who is beloved.
  34. An affectionate doveted attachment, especially that passionate all- absorbing form of it when the object is one of the opposite sex; courtship; benevolence; the object beloved; a word of endearment; the god of love.
  35. To like; to be pleased with; to regard with affection; to be in love with.
  36. To be in love; to be tenderly attached.
  37. An affection of the mind excited by qualities in an object which are capable of communicating pleasure; the passion of the sexes; courtship; the object beloved; goodwill; benevolence; strong liking or inclination; fondness; tenderness or regard; poetical personification; dutiful reverence to God.
  38. To delight or take pleasure in an object; to regard with strong and tender affection, as that of one sex for the other; to regard with parental tenderness; to regard with goodwill or benevolence; to be pleased with; to like.

Usage examples for love

  1. You know I love you, dear! – A Simpleton by Charles Reade
  2. Don't you love it, Mrs. Schuyler? – Vicky Van by Carolyn Wells
  3. I don't know that I love any one. – Masterman and Son by W. J. Dawson
  4. She love him much. – The Heart of Unaga by Ridgwell Cullum
  5. Out of what, then, if not out of love? – Historical Romances: Under the Red Robe, Count Hannibal, A Gentleman of France by Stanley J. Weyman
  6. You do love me, Bonnie? – The Colonists by Raymond F. Jones
  7. Oh, I didn't know what love was like then. – The Privet Hedge by J. E. Buckrose
  8. Answer me: Do you love him? – The Bad Man by Charles Hanson Towne
  9. To see her is to love her. – The Lonely House by Adolph Streckfuss
  10. And I can love, love, love! – The Rebel of the School by Mrs. L. T. Meade
  11. It was a humane work and a labour of love. – From Crow-Scaring to Westminster; an Autobiography by George Edwards M.P., O.B.E.
  12. See what, my love? – His Family by Ernest Poole
  13. But I will go and help the woman I love. – The Coming of the King by James Hocking
  14. There is no one there to love me now." – Alec Forbes of Howglen by George MacDonald
  15. I never made love to you. – Here and Hereafter by Barry Pain
  16. Did you- did you- really- love him? – The Exploits of Elaine by Arthur B. Reeve
  17. And you love me? – The Lilac Sunbonnet by S.R. Crockett
  18. Oh, I love- love- love you!" – The Mysterious Rider by Zane Grey
  19. He will never love me!" – John Marchmont's Legacy, Volume I (of 3) by Mary E. Braddon
  20. But I would love you, always- always. – Neighbours by Robert Stead
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