What does lovely mean?

Definitions for lovely

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word lovely.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. cover girl, pin-up, lovelyadjective

    a very pretty girl who works as a photographer's model

  2. lovelyadjective

    appealing to the emotions as well as the eye

  3. adorable, endearing, lovelyadjective

    lovable especially in a childlike or naive way

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Lovelyadjective

    Amiable; exciting love.

    Etymology: from love.

    The breast of Hecuba,
    When she did suckle Hector, look’d not lovelier
    Than Hector’s forehead. William Shakespeare, Coriolanus.

    Saul and Jonathan were lovely and pleasant in their lives, and in their death they were not divided. 2 Sam. i. 23.

    The flowers which it had press’d
    Appeared to my view,
    More fresh and lovely than the rest,
    That in the meadows grew. John Denham.

    The Christian religion gives us a more lovely character of God than any religion ever did. John Tillotson, Sermons.

    The fair
    With cleanly powder dry their hair;
    And round their lovely breast and head
    Fresh flow’rs their mingl’d odours shed. Matthew Prior.


  1. lovely

    lovely is a song by American singers Billie Eilish and Khalid for the official soundtrack of the second season of the Netflix drama series 13 Reasons Why. The song was released on April 19, 2018, through Darkroom and Interscope Records. It was written by the lead artists and Eilish's brother Finneas O'Connell, who also produced the track. The song reached the top five in Australia and New Zealand and was certified Platinum in several countries including the United States and Canada. The song was included on the expanded edition of Eilish's 2017 EP Don't Smile at Me in various countries, and serves as the ninth single from the EP.


  1. lovely

    Lovely is an adjective that describes something or someone as attractive, pleasing, or charming in a gentle, affectionate, or appealing way. It often conveys a sense of beauty, elegance, or delight.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Lovely

    having such an appearance as excites, or is fitted to excite, love; beautiful; charming; very pleasing in form, looks, tone, or manner

  2. Lovely

    lovable; amiable; having qualities of any kind which excite, or are fitted to excite, love or friendship

  3. Lovely

    loving; tender

  4. Lovely

    very pleasing; -- applied loosely to almost anything which is not grand or merely pretty; as, a lovely view; a lovely valley; a lovely melody

  5. Lovelyadverb

    in a manner to please, or to excite love


  1. Lovely

    Lovely is the first real rental marketplace that helps renters land their homes quickly and easily and helps property owners and managers find the best tenants. We are a passionate 15 person startup operating out of a shared workspace in San Francisco, California. We know from personal experience just how painful it can be to rent an apartment, and we think it should be faster, easier, and more transparent. For renters, we built Lovely and Lovely for iPhone, a simple, fast, and complete set of rental search tools at your desktop or on the go to help you find the perfect place to call home. www.livelovely.comFor property owners and managers, we built Lovely Pro, a complete professional suite of tools to help you find the perfect tenant for your home. www.pro.livelovely.com

Editors Contribution

  1. lovely

    Creates a feeling of love.

    The dog is so lovely to see when he cuddles up to our child.

    Submitted by MaryC on August 27, 2020  

Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Lovely is ranked #8076 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Lovely surname appeared 4,104 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 1 would have the surname Lovely.

    74.5% or 3,060 total occurrences were White.
    19.2% or 790 total occurrences were Black.
    2.4% or 101 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    2.3% or 95 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    1.2% or 51 total occurrences were Asian.
    0.1% or 7 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'lovely' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2543

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'lovely' in Written Corpus Frequency: #401

  3. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'lovely' in Adjectives Frequency: #202

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of lovely in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of lovely in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of lovely in a Sentence

  1. Michael Douglas:

    Life is amazing not being addicted to drugs, life now haspurpose ... I have a beautiful daughter, lovely girlfriend and a great relationship with my family.

  2. James Russell Lowell:

    All the beautiful sentiments in the world weigh less than a single lovely action.

  3. Anderson Cooper:

    If Leopold Stokowski were around in early 1980s it was pretty hard to miss the jeans Gloria Vanderbilt helped create, but Gloria Vanderbilt was Gloria Vanderbilt public face -- the one Gloria Vanderbilt learned to hide behind as a child, gloria Vanderbilt private self, Gloria Vanderbilt real self -- that was more fascinating and more lovely than anything Gloria Vanderbilt showed the public.

  4. Elizabeth Lodge:

    My life in Australia was( comfortable) because of the lovely treatment you all provided to me, to each and every Bhutanese in Australia who contributed for the future of my kids, I will ever remain grateful for such generosity. Thank you one and all.

  5. Jesper Brodin:

    You should be able to have a lovely home, and a good conscience, and you should be able to afford it.

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