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Definitions of love

  1. To be in love; to be tenderly attached. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  2. To regard with strong affection; feel devotion towards; delight in. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  3. To be fond of: to regard with affection: to delight in with exclusive affection: to regard with benevolence. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  4. To be fond of; feel affection for. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  5. To regard with affection; delight in. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  6. To have the feeling of love; to be in love. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. have a great affection or liking for; "I love French food"; "She loves her boss and works hard for him" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. be enamored or in love with; "She loves her husband deeply" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. To feel tender or passionate affection. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  10. To like; to be pleased with; to regard with affection; to be in love with. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  11. 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. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  12. 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  13. a deep feeling of sexual desire and attraction; "their love left them indifferent to their surroundings"; "she was his first love" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  14. a strong positive emotion of regard and affection; "his love for his work"; "children need a lot of love" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  15. a score of zero in tennis or squash; "it was 40 love" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  16. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  17. Especially, devoted attachment to, or tender or passionate affection for, one of the opposite sex. Webster Dictionary DB
  18. Due gratitude and reverence to God. Webster Dictionary DB
  19. Cupid, the god of love; sometimes, Venus. Webster Dictionary DB
  20. A thin silk stuff. Webster Dictionary DB
  21. A climbing species of Clematis (C. Vitalba). Webster Dictionary DB
  22. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  23. To regard with passionate and devoted affection, as that of one sex for the other. Webster Dictionary DB
  24. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  25. Courtship; - chiefly in the phrase to make love, i. e., to court, to woo, to solicit union in marriage. Webster Dictionary DB
  26. Affection; kind feeling; friendship; strong liking or desire; fondness; good will; - opposed to hate; often with of and an object. Webster Dictionary DB
  27. The object of affection; - often employed in endearing address. Webster Dictionary DB
  28. Nothing; no points scored on one side; - used in counting score at tennis, etc. Webster Dictionary DB
  29. 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. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  30. 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. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  31. LOVINGNESS. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  32. Fondness; affection; the object of affection. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  33. Devoted affection; tender feeling; fondness; courtship. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  34. One who is beloved. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  35. 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. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  36. 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. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.

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
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