love affair


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love affair

n.
1. An intimate sexual relationship or episode between lovers.
2. A strong enthusiasm: America's love affair with the automobile.

love affair

n
1. a romantic or sexual relationship, esp a temporary one, between two people
2. a great enthusiasm or liking for something: a love affair with ballet.

love′ affair`


n.
1. a romantic relationship or episode between lovers.
2. an active enthusiasm: my love affair with sailing.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.love affair - a relationship between two loverslove affair - a relationship between two lovers  
relationship - a state of connectedness between people (especially an emotional connection); "he didn't want his wife to know of the relationship"
intrigue - a clandestine love affair

love affair

noun
1. romance, relationship, affair, intrigue, liaison, amour, affaire de coeur (French) a love affair with a married man
2. enthusiasm, love, passion, appreciation, devotion, mania, zest His love affair with France knew no bounds.

love affair

noun
1. An intimate sexual relationship between two people:
2. A strong, enthusiastic liking for something:
Translations
عُلاقَه غَراميَّه
milostný poměr
kærlighedsaffære
ástarævintÿri
情事色恋沙汰
milenecký pomer
aşk macerasıilişki

love affair

nrelazione f

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 ?
I guess maybe you didn't know about Miss Polly's love affair," he said slowly.
The immediate result of that could, however, have been no more than a mere friendly association with the Stangersons; certainly, not a love affair.
His mother died, he came to live at the New Willard House, he became involved in a love affair, and he organized the Winesburg Baseball Club.
Ellmother resumed, "your aunt might never have taken it into her head that he was entangled in a love affair of the shameful sort.
By the way, your instructions to me never to allow Sir Henry to go out alone will become very much more onerous if a love affair were to be added to our other difficulties.
Then he turned towards the night breeze which bore towards him, he seemed to think, the distant song of the nightingale; and, after having laid in a due provision of melancholy, another nocturnal malady, he retired to rest thinking, with regard to his own love affair, that perhaps four or even a larger number of eyes, quite as ardent as those of De Guiche and Buckingham, were coveting his own idol in the chateau at Blois.
The placid poise of twenty-four years without a single love affair did not fit her with a keen perception of her own feelings, and she who had never warmed to actual love was unaware that she was warming now.
It was not until he became convinced of the hopelessness of his love affair that he acceded to our wishes and went back to his father.
she repeated, raising her voice, "after my husband, the father of my children, enters into a love affair with his own children's governess?
Others, again, spoke of some early love affair, and of a fair-haired girl who had pined away on the shores of the Atlantic.
For," says he, really with embarrassment, "the matter hinges on a love affair.
It so happened, then, that as between friends no secret remains unshared, and as the favour I enjoyed with Don Fernando had grown into friendship, he made all his thoughts known to me, and in particular a love affair which troubled his mind a little.