amour


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a·mour

 (ə-mo͝or′)
n.
A love affair, especially an illicit one.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Old Provençal, from Latin amor, love; see amorous.]

amour

(amur)
n
a love affair, esp a secret or illicit one
[C13: from Old French, from Latin amor love]

a•mour

(əˈmʊər)

n.
a love affair, esp. an illicit or secret one.
[1250–1300; < Middle French, Old French amo(u)r, probably < Old Provençal < Latin amor love]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.amour - a usually secretive or illicit sexual relationshipamour - a usually secretive or illicit sexual relationship
sexual relationship - a relationship involving sexual intimacy

amour

noun love affair, relationship, affair, romance, intrigue, liaison, affaire de coeur (French) This meaningful amour had gone horribly wrong.

amour

noun
An intimate sexual relationship between two people:
Translations

amour

(o.f.) [əˈmʊəʳ] N (liter) → amorío m, aventura f amorosa

amour

[æˈmʊər] (literary) n (= love affair) → liaison f

amour

n (dated, liter)Liebschaft f; (= person)Liebe f
References in classic literature ?
I, for instance, have a great deal of amour propre.
D'Artagnan, after a night passed in an excellent bed, reflected much upon the meaning of Aramis's letter; puzzled himself as to the relation of the Equinox with the affairs of Porthos; and being unable to make anything out unless it concerned some amour of the bishop's, for which it was necessary that the days and nights should be equal, D'Artagnan left Pierrefonds as he had left Melun, as he had left the chateau of the Comte de la Fere.
This, however, soon recurred to his memory; and after the first transports of their meeting were over, he found means by degrees to introduce a discourse on the fatal consequences which must attend their amour, if Mr Allworthy, who had strictly forbidden him ever seeing her more, should discover that he still carried on this commerce.
To have taken the field openly against his rival would have been madness; for he was not a man to be thwarted in his amours, any more than that stormy lover, Achilles.
These are our little AMOURS PROPRES, my daughter: your father must respect himself.
Can it be on account of the amours of Madame de Bois-Tracy?
But he only replied that I had been the betrayer in the case, by indulging in various amours.
I do all I can to amuse him, but it is impossible to get him to feel interested in what I most like to talk about, while, on the other hand, he likes to talk about things that cannot interest me - or even that annoy me - and these please him - the most of all: for his favourite amusement is to sit or loll beside me on the sofa, and tell me stories of his former amours, always turning upon the ruin of some confiding girl or the cozening of some unsuspecting husband; and when I express my horror and indignation, he lays it all to the charge of jealousy, and laughs till the tears run down his cheeks.
Now 85 years after what put Oman on the global map, Mark, Mohamed and Amour, are aiming to re-enact the feat to celebrate the 45th National Day by travelling on foot and camels.
Today Tomorrow Always Amour is a fragrance that captures the joy of a storybook romance, celebrating the deep and powerful love between two people.
Jonglei state minister for physical infrastructure John Amour Kuol September 13, 2014 (ST)
IF THE TRUE MEASURE OF A GOOD MOVIE is how often and how much you are driven to think about it after you've see it, then Amour is one of the great movies of the past year, possibly the decade, but it's too soon to tell.