Definitions for lovelʌv
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
lovelʌv(n.; v.)loved, lov•ing.
(n.)a profoundly tender, passionate affection for another person, esp. when based on sexual attraction.
a feeling of warm personal attachment or deep affection.
a person toward whom love is felt.
a love affair.
(cap.) a personification of sexual affection, as Eros or Cupid.
affectionate concern for the well-being of others:
love of one's neighbor.
a strong predilection, enthusiasm, or liking:
a love of books.
the object of such liking or enthusiasm:
The theater was her great love.
the benevolent affection of God for His creatures, or the reverent affection due from them to God.
a score of zero, as in tennis.
(v.t.)to have love or affection for.
to have a strong liking for:
to love music.
to need or require:
Plants love sunlight.
to embrace and kiss as a lover.
to have sexual intercourse with.
(v.i.)to feel the emotion of love.
Idioms for love:
in love (with),infused with or feeling deep affection or passion (for); enamored (of).
make love, to have sexual relations. to neck; pet. to court; woo.
Origin of love:
bef. 900; ME lov(i)en, OE lufian, c. OS, OHG lubōn, ON lofa
a strong positive emotion of regard and affection
"his love for his work"; "children need a lot of love"
any object of warm affection or devotion
"the theater was her first love"; "he has a passion for cock fighting";
beloved, dear, dearest, honey, love(noun)
a beloved person; used as terms of endearment
love, sexual love, erotic love(noun)
a deep feeling of sexual desire and attraction
"their love left them indifferent to their surroundings"; "she was his first love"
a score of zero in tennis or squash
"it was 40 love"
sexual love, lovemaking, making love, love, love life(verb)
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"
have a great affection or liking for
"I love French food"; "She loves her boss and works hard for him"
get pleasure from
"I love cooking"
be enamored or in love with
"She loves her husband deeply"
sleep together, roll in the hay, love, make out, make love, sleep with, get laid, have sex, know, do it, be intimate, have intercourse, have it away, have it off, screw, fuck, jazz, eff, hump, lie with, bed, have a go at it, bang, get it on, bonk(verb)
have sexual intercourse with
"This student sleeps with everyone in her dorm"; "Adam knew Eve"; "Were you ever intimate with this man?"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
a feeling of strong affection and sexual attraction for sb
We watched as their love grew.
two young people in love; Are you in love with him?
to begin to feel love
I fell in love with her the moment I saw her.
her love for her family/children/friends; his love of music
used to end a letter, email, etc. to sb you feel love for
Let's talk soon. Love, Mom
a person sb feels romantic love for
my first true love
sth sb greatly enjoys being involved in
As a girl, horses were her great love.
to have sex
Everyone loved the show.; I'd love to go to Thailand.; They love skiing and skating.; Her students love her.
to feel romantic love for sb
I love you.; Do you love each other?
An English surname.
Origin: From the phrase , meaning "nothing".
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
especially, devoted attachment to, or tender or passionate affection for, one of the opposite sex
courtship; -- chiefly in the phrase to make love, i. e., to court, to woo, to solicit union in marriage
affection; kind feeling; friendship; strong liking or desire; fondness; good will; -- opposed to hate; often with of and an object
due gratitude and reverence to God
the object of affection; -- often employed in endearing address
cupid, the god of love; sometimes, Venus
a thin silk stuff
a climbing species of Clematis (C. Vitalba)
nothing; no points scored on one side; -- used in counting score at tennis, etc
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
to regard with passionate and devoted affection, as that of one sex for the other
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
to have the feeling of love; to be in love
The English word "love" can refer to a variety of different feelings, states, and attitudes, ranging from pleasure to interpersonal attraction. It can refer to an emotion of a strong affection and personal attachment. It can also be a virtue representing human kindness, compassion, and affection—"the unselfish loyal and benevolent concern for the good of another". And it may describe compassionate and affectionate actions towards other humans, one's self or animals. In terms of interpersonal attraction, four forms of love have traditionally been distinguished, based on ancient Greek precedent: the love of kinship or familiarity, the love of friendship, the love of sexual and/or romantic desire, and self-emptying or divine love. Modern authors have distinguished further varieties of romantic love. Non-Western traditions have also distinguished variants or symbioses of these states. This diversity of uses and meanings, combined with the complexity of the feelings involved, makes love unusually difficult to consistently define, compared to other emotional states. Love in its various forms acts as a major facilitator of interpersonal relationships and, owing to its central psychological importance, is one of the most common themes in the creative arts.
The Roycroft Dictionary
The third rail for Life's Empire State Express. The beginning of all wisdom, all sympathy, all compassion, all art, all religion.
U.S. National Library of Medicine
Affection; in psychiatry commonly refers to pleasure, particularly as it applies to gratifying experiences between individuals.
The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz
A man's insane desire to become a woman's meal-ticket.
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'love' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #666
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'love' in Written Corpus Frequency: #644
Rank popularity for the word 'love' in Nouns Frequency: #270
Rank popularity for the word 'love' in Verbs Frequency: #150
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Translations for love
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a feeling of great fondness or enthusiasm for a person or thing
She has a great love of music; her love for her children.
- amorPortuguese (BR)
- die LiebeGerman
- אַהֲבָה, חִיבָּהHebrew
- प्रेम, प्यारHindi
- meilė, potraukisLithuanian
- zamiłowanie, miłośćPolish
- kärlek, förtjusning, passionSwedish
- aşk, sevgi, sevdaTurkish
- 喜愛Chinese (Trad.)
- yêu thíchVietnamese
- 喜爱Chinese (Simp.)
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