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love - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'love' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Love [ n.]
- 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.
- Especially, devoted attachment to, or tender or passionate affection for, one of the opposite sex.
- Courtship; -- chiefly in the phrase to make love, i. e., to court, to woo, to solicit union in marriage.
- Affection; kind feeling; friendship; strong liking or desire; fondness; good will; -- opposed to hate; often with of and an object.
- Due gratitude and reverence to God.
- The object of affection; -- often employed in endearing address.
- Cupid, the god of love; sometimes, Venus.
- A thin silk stuff.
- A climbing species of Clematis (C. Vitalba).
- Nothing; no points scored on one side; -- used in counting score at tennis, etc.
- 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.
- To regard with passionate and devoted affection, as that of one sex for the other.
- 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.
2 . Love [ v. i.]
- To have the feeling of love; to be in love.

Meaning of 'love' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . love [ n]
Meaning (1):
- a strong positive emotion of regard and affection
Example in sentence:
  • children need a lot of love;
  • his love for his work
Meaning (2):
- sexual activities (often including sexual intercourse) between two people
Example in sentence:
  • he hadn't had any love in months;
  • he has a very complicated love life;
  • his lovemaking disgusted her
Meaning (3):
- any object of warm affection or devotion
Example in sentence:
  • he has a passion for cock fighting;
  • the theater was her first love
Meaning (4):
- a score of zero in tennis or squash
Example in sentence:
  • it was 40 love
Meaning (5):
- a deep feeling of sexual desire and attraction
Example in sentence:
  • she was his first love;
  • their love left them indifferent to their surroundings
6 . love [ v]
Meaning (6):
- have sexual intercourse with
Example in sentence:
  • Adam knew Eve;
  • This student sleeps with everyone in her dorm;
  • Were you ever intimate with this man?
Meaning (7):
- get pleasure from
Example in sentence:
  • I love cooking
Meaning (8):
- have a great affection or liking for
Example in sentence:
  • I love French food;
  • She loves her boss and works hard for him
Meaning (9):
- be enamored or in love with
Example in sentence:
  • She loves her husband deeply