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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.
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.
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.
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.
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
1. To feel love for (a person): We love our parents. I love my friends.
2. To feel sexual love for (a person).
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.
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.
To feel love or sexual love for another.
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:
Adj.1.loved - held dear; "his loved companion of many years"
wanted - desired or wished for or sought; "couldn't keep her eyes off the wanted toy"; "a wanted criminal"; "a wanted poster"
unloved - not loved


Regarded with much love and tenderness:
References in classic literature ?
Her father called her `Little Miss Tranquility', and the name suited her excellently, for she seemed to live in a happy world of her own, only venturing out to meet the few whom she trusted and loved.
He shall choose our inheritance for us, the excellency of Jacob whom He loved.
The value of an action, according to them, is not in its being loved and done and enjoyed for itself but in its success.
Love, Heaven & Richard xxxx HORNSBY HEATHER To a wonderful wife and mother, you're appreciated and forever loved.
In any case, nobody wants to be loved simply for what he can provide, even if he gets something in return.
Insta Greetings - Animated online greetings like the InstaKiss, InstaHug and InstaRose for loved ones, friends and family
HOPE YOU HAVE A FANTASTIC DAY LOVE MARTIN, STEPH & PHIL RYAN MARTY Happy Father's Day dad/ grandad love Nicola & daisy-Mai xxx RYAN TONY I loved you with all my heart and soul,we had a bond that will never be broken.
Lots of love from Joanne & Bear Atlanta Georgia USA price JEANNIE Happy mother's day nanna hope ya have a lovely day we love you millions all your grandkids xxxx price JEANNIE happy mothers day mam hope u have a lovely day all our love all your kids xxxx price JEANNIE happy mothers day nana hope u have a lovely day love you always love all your grandkids xxxx price SUSAN KATHLEEN To a Mom so loved words won't ever be enough.
For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in Him should not perish but might have eternal life.
B number one dad + grandad loved always + forever from your whole firm, The FAMBO.