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Love, defined.


\ ˈləv \

Definition of love

1a(1): strong affection for another arising out of kinship or personal ties maternal love for a child

(2): attraction based on sexual desire affection and tenderness felt by lovers After all these years, they are still very much in love.

(3): affection based on admiration, benevolence, or common interests love for his old schoolmates

b: an assurance of affection give her my love

2: warm attachment, enthusiasm, or devotion love of the sea

3a: the object of attachment, devotion, or admiration baseball was his first love

b(1): a beloved person DARLING —often used as a term of endearment

(2)British —used as an informal term of address

4a: unselfish loyal and benevolent (see BENEVOLENTsense

1a) concern for the good of another: such as

(1): the fatherly concern of God for humankind

(2): brotherly concern for others

b: a person's adoration of God

5: a god (such as Cupid or Eros) or personification of love

6: an amorous episode LOVE AFFAIR

7: the sexual embrace COPULATION

8: a score of zero (as in tennis)

9capitalized,  Christian Science GOD

at love

holding one's opponent scoreless in tennis

in love

inspired by affection


\ ˈləv \


Definition of love

1: to hold dear CHERISH

2a: to feel a lover's passion, devotion, or tenderness for

b(1): CARESS

(2): to fondle amorously

(3): to copulate with

3: to like or desire actively take pleasure in loved to play the violin

4: to thrive in the rose loves sunlight

to feel affection or experience desire


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