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 ?
It seems to be my fortune to be mixed up, more or less actively, with elderly love affairs.
He remembered the disastrous love affairs of men and women he had known in the past.
In love affairs, there is no mediator like a merry, simple-hearted child - ever ready to cement divided hearts, to span the unfriendly gulf of custom, to melt the ice of cold reserve, and overthrow the separating walls of dread formality and pride.
The way in which he spoke of his love affairs only increased my alarm, for I foresaw the cause of fresh and more hideous tragedies in this event to which he alluded so boastfully.
The bargain being thus struck, the lad turned aside into the Bristol road, and Sophia set forward in pursuit of Jones, highly contrary to the remonstrances of Mrs Honour, who had much more desire to see London than to see Mr Jones: for indeed she was not his friend with her mistress, as he had been guilty of some neglect in certain pecuniary civilities, which are by custom due to the waiting-gentlewoman in all love affairs, and more especially in those of a clandestine kind.
Smee (formerly a pupil of Sharpe of Frith Street, a dissolute, irregular, and unsuccessful man, but a man with great knowledge of his art) being the cousin of Miss Wirt, we say, and introduced by her to Miss Osborne, whose hand and heart were still free after various incomplete love affairs, felt a great attachment for this lady, and it is believed inspired one in her bosom.
Tell us all about your love affairs in the old days, that will not admit us into any of the real secrets of your heart.
Then she asked him playfully whether he had not had any love affairs at Heidelberg.
Besides the individuals I have mentioned, there belonged to the household three young men, dissipated, good-for-nothing, roystering blades of savages, who were either employed in prosecuting love affairs with the maidens of the tribe, or grew boozy on 'arva' and tobacco in the company of congenial spirits, the scapegraces of the valley.
I should have thought the continual failures you have met with in all your own love affairs might have taught you better by this time.
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.