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love

noun

1 love

A strong positive emotion of regard and affection.

Roget 894: courtesy; respect etc. 928; good manners, good behavior, good breeding; manners; politeness etc. adj.; bienseance, urbanity, ... show more

Roget 906: benevolence, Christian charity; God's love, God's grace; good will; philanthropy etc. 910; unselfishness etc. 942.    good nature, good feeling, good wishes; ... show more

Roget 931: approbation; approval, approvement; sanction, advocacy; nod of approbation; esteem, estimation, good opinion, golden opinions, admiration; love etc. 897; ... show more

Dutch: liefde, min, minne, schat
Polish: miłość



2 love

Any object of warm affection or devotion:
— The theater was her first love.

synonym: passion.

Roget 897: love; fondness etc. adj.; liking; inclination etc. (desire) 865; regard, dilection, admiration, fancy.    affection, ... show more

Roget 865: desire, wish, fancy, fantasy; want, need, exigency.    mind, inclination, leaning, bent, animus, partiality, ... show more

Dutch: hartstocht, passie

3 love

A beloved person; used as terms of endearment.

synonyms: beloved, dear, dearest, honey.

Roget 899: favorite, pet, cosset, minion, idol, jewel, spoiled child, enfant gat_e [Fr.]; led captain; crony; fondling; apple of one's eye, man after one's own heart; persona grata.    ... show more

Dutch: beminde, engel, geliefde, goodie-goodie, hartedief, hartediefje, hartelap, hartendief, hartendiefje, hartenlap ... show more

4 love

A deep feeling of sexual desire and attraction:
— Their love left them indifferent to their surroundings.
— She was his first love.

synonyms: erotic love, sexual love.

Dutch: liefde, verliefdheid

5 love

A score of zero in tennis or squash.

Dutch: nul

6 love

Sexual activities (often including sexual intercourse) between two people:
— His lovemaking disgusted her.
— He hadn't had any love in months.
— He has a very complicated love life.

synonyms: love life, lovemaking, making love, sexual love.

Dutch: vrijen
Polish: chodzenie do łóżka, grzeszenie, kochanie się, sypianie, uprawianie seksu

verb

1 love

Have a great affection or liking for.

Roget 897: love, like, affect, fancy, care for, take an interest in, be partial to, sympathize with; affection; be in love with etc. adj.; have a love ... show more

Dutch: houden van, gek zijn op, believen, blieven, geven, hechten, houden, moeten, mogen

2 love

Get pleasure from:
— I love cooking.

synonym: enjoy.

Roget 827: be pleased etc. 829; feel pleasure, experience pleasure etc. n.; joy; enjoy oneself, hug oneself; be in clover etc. 377, ... show more

3 love

Be enamored or in love with.

Dutch: vrijen

4 love

Have sexual intercourse with.

synonyms: bang, be intimate, bed, bonk, do it, eff, fuck, get it on, get laid, have a go at it ... show more.

Roget 888: be friendly etc. adj., be friends etc. 890, be acquainted with etc. adj.; know; have the ear of; keep company with etc. (sociality) ... show more

Dutch: de liefde bedrijven, naar bed gaan met, slapen met, batsen, seks hebben, vrijen, bedvogelen, bibberen, bonken, bonzen ... show more


Moby thesaurus: Amor, Aphrodite, Astarte, BOMFOG, Benthamism, Christian charity, Christian love, Cupid, Eros, Freya, Kama, Love, Venus, accord, accordance, admiration, admire, adoration, adore, adulate ... show more.

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