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love

 (lŭv)
n.
1. A strong feeling of affection and concern toward another person, as that arising from kinship or close friendship.
2. A strong feeling of affection and concern for another person accompanied by sexual attraction.
3.
a. A feeling of devotion or adoration toward God or a god.
b. A feeling of kindness or concern by God or a god toward humans.
c. often Love Christianity Charity.
4.
a. Sexual desire or activity: the pleasures of love; a night of love.
b. An instance of being in love: Teenage loves can be as fleeting as they are intense.
5.
a. A person for whom one has strong feelings of affection: She met her new love at the restaurant.
b. Used as a term of endearment for such a person.
6. An intense emotional attachment to something, as to a pet or treasured object.
7. An expression of one's affection: Send him my love.
8.
a. A strong predilection or enthusiasm: a love of language; love for the game of golf.
b. The object of such an enthusiasm: The outdoors is her greatest love.
9. Love Mythology Eros or Cupid.
10. Sports A score of zero, as in tennis.
v. loved, lov·ing, loves
v.tr.
1. To feel love for (a person): We love our parents. I love my friends.
2. To feel sexual love for (a person).
3.
a. To feel devotion to (God or a god).
b. To feel or show kindness or concern to (a person). Used of God or a god.
4. To have an intense emotional attachment to: loves his house.
5.
a. To embrace or caress: They were loving each other on the sofa.
b. To have sexual intercourse with.
6. To like or desire enthusiastically: loves swimming.
7. To thrive on; need: The cactus loves hot, dry air.
v.intr.
To feel love or sexual love for another.
Idioms:
for love
Out of compassion; with no thought for a reward: She volunteers at the hospital for love.
for love or money
Under any circumstances. Usually used in negative sentences: I would not do that for love or money.
for the love of
For the sake of; in consideration for: did it all for the love of praise.
in love
1. Deeply or passionately enamored: a young couple in love.
2. Highly or immoderately fond: in love with Japanese painting; in love with the sound of her own voice.
no love lost
No affection; animosity: There's no love lost between them.

[Middle English, from Old English lufu; see leubh- in Indo-European roots.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.for love or money - under any circumstances; "she wouldn't give up her pets for love or money"
Translations
بأيَّة وَسيلَه
za nic na světě
semmi pénzért
ófáanlegur hvaî sem í boîi er
aslahiçbir suretle

love

(lav) noun
1. a feeling of great fondness or enthusiasm for a person or thing. She has a great love of music; her love for her children.
2. strong attachment with sexual attraction. They are in love with one another.
3. a person or thing that is thought of with (great) fondness (used also as a term of affection). Ballet is the love of her life; Goodbye, love!
4. a score of nothing in tennis. The present score is fifteen love (written 15–0).
verb
1. to be (very) fond of. She loves her children dearly.
2. to take pleasure in. They both love dancing.
ˈlovable adjective
(negative unlovable) easy to love or like; attractive. a lovable child.
ˈlovely adjective
1. (negative unlovely) beautiful; attractive. She is a lovely girl; She looked lovely in that dress.
2. delightful. Someone told me a lovely joke last night, but I can't remember it; a lovely meal.
ˈloveliness noun
ˈlover noun
1. a person who enjoys or admires or has a special affection for something. an art-lover; He is a lover of sport; an animal-lover.
2. a person who is having a love affair with another.
ˈloving adjective
ˈlovingly adverb
love affair
a (temporary and often sexual) relationship between two people who are in love but not married.
ˈlove-letter noun
a letter expressing love.
ˈlovesick adjective
sad because of being in love. a lovesick youth; lovesick glances.
fall in love (with)
to develop feelings of love and sexual attraction (for). He fell in love with her straightaway.
for love or money
in any way at all. We couldn't get a taxi for love or money.
make love
to have sexual intercourse.
there's no love lost between them
they dislike one another.
References in classic literature ?
On that evening a stranger who might have chanced to be in Baltimore could not have gained admission for love or money into the great hall.
Not a man of them, sir, would be bold enough to try it on, for love or money.
He said he knew the sort of place I meant; where everybody went to bed at eight o'clock, and you couldn't get a REFEREE for love or money, and had to walk ten miles to get your baccy.