love (luv) n. 1. A deep, tender,
ineffable feeling of affection and
solicitude toward a person, such as that
arising from kinship, recognition of
attractive qualities, or a sense of
underlying oneness. 2. A feeling of
intense desire and attraction toward a
person with whom one is disposed to
make a pair; the emotion of sex and
romance. 3a. Sexual passion. b. Sexual
intercourse. c. A love affair. 4. An
intense emotional attachment as for a
pet or treasured object. 5. A person
who is the object of deep or intense
affection or attraction; beloved. Often
used as a term of endearment. 6. An
expression of one’s affection: Send him
my love. 7a. A strong predilection or
enthusiasm: a love of language. b.
The object of such an enthusiasm: The
outdoors is her greatest love. 8. Love
Mythology Eros or Cupid. 9. often
Love Christianity Charity. 10. Sports A
zero score in tennis.
gleaned from The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language (fourth edition)
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