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Verb: love  lúv
  1. Have a great affection or liking for
    "I love French food"; "She loves her boss and works hard for him"
     
  2. Derive or receive pleasure from; get enjoyment from; take pleasure in
    "I love cooking";
    - enjoy, bask, relish, savor [US], savour [Brit, Cdn]
     
  3. Be enamoured or in love with
    "She loves her husband deeply"
     
  4. Have sexual intercourse
    "they made love in the back of the car";
    - sleep together, make out, make love, sleep with, have sex, know [archaic], do it, be intimate, have intercourse, lie with [archaic], bed, have a go at it, get it on, make whoopee, nail [N. Amer]
Noun: love  lúv
  1. A strong positive emotion of regard and affection
    "children need a lot of love"; "his love for his work";
    - aroha [NZ]
     
  2. Any object of warm affection or devotion
    "the theatre was her first love";
    - passion
     
  3. Someone who is loved (used as term of endearment)
    - beloved, dear, dearest, honey, duck [Brit], baby
     
  4. A deep feeling of sexual desire and attraction
    "she was his first love"; "their love left them indifferent to their surroundings";
    - sexual love, erotic love
     
  5. A score of zero in tennis or squash
    "it was 40 love"
     
  6. Sexual activities (often including sexual intercourse) between two people
    "he hadn't had any love in months"; "he has a very complicated love life"; "his sexual love disgusted her"; "his making love disgusted her";
    - sexual love, lovemaking, making love, love life
     
  7. [Brit] (informal) a friendly form of address
    - dearie [Brit], luv [Brit], lovey [Brit]

Derived forms: loved, loves, loving

Type of: concupiscence, copulate, couple, emotion, eros, like, lover, mate, object, pair, physical attraction, score, sex, sex activity, sexual activity, sexual desire, sexual practice

Antonym: hate

Encyclopedia: Love, Poverty, and War