The meaning of love ~<.,. Subject 10


love
lʌv/
noun
noun: love; plural noun: loves
  1. 1.
    a strong feeling of affection.
    “babies fill parents with intense feelings of love”
    antonyms: hatred
    • a strong feeling of affection and sexual attraction for someone.
      “they were both in love with her”
      synonyms: besotted with, infatuated with, enamoured of, love-struck by, smitten with,passionate about, with a passion for, consumed with desire for; More

    • affectionate greetings conveyed to someone on one’s behalf.
      “give her my love”
      synonyms: best wishes, regards, good wishes, greetings, kind/kindest regards, felicitations,salutations, compliments, best, respects

      “my mother sends her love to you”
    • a formula for ending an affectionate letter.
      “take care, lots of love, Judy”
  2. 2.
    a great interest and pleasure in something.
    “his love for football”
  3. 3.
    a person or thing that one loves.
    “she was the love of his life
    synonyms: beloved, loved one, love of one’s life, dear, dearest, dear one, darling, sweetheart,sweet, sweet one, angel, honey; More

    • BRITISHinformal
      a friendly form of address.
      “it’s all right, love”
    • informal
      used in affectionate requests.
      noun: a love
      “don’t fret, there’s a love”
  4. 4.
    (in tennis, squash, and some other sports) a score of zero; nil.
    “love fifteen”
verb
verb: love; 3rd person present: loves; past tense: loved; past participle: loved; gerund or present participle: loving
  1. 1.
    feel deep affection or sexual love for (someone).
    “do you love me?”
    synonyms: be in love with, be infatuated with, be smitten with, be besotted with, be passionate about;

    care very much for, feel deep affection for, hold very dear, adore, think the world of, be devoted to, dote on, cherish, worship, idolize, treasure, prize;
    informalbe mad/crazy/nuts/wild/potty about, have a pash on, carry a torch for
    “I love you, Rory”
    antonyms: hate, loathe, detest
    • like or enjoy very much.
      “I’d love a cup of tea”
      synonyms: like very much, delight in, enjoy greatly, have a passion for, take great pleasure in,derive great pleasure from, have a great liking for, be addicted to, relish, savour;

      have a weakness for, be partial to, have a soft spot for, have a taste for, be taken

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