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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 love, sleep with, have sex, know [archaic], do it [informal], be intimate, have intercourse, lie with [archaic], bed [informal], get it on [informal]
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 [informal], darling, sweetheart, sugar [informal], baby [informal], duck [Brit, informal], hon [informal]
  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, informal], luv [Brit, informal], lovey [Brit, informal], ducky [Brit, informal], pet [Brit, informal]

Derived forms: loving, loved, loves

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: detest, hate

Encyclopedia: Love, Peace & Happiness