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 ?
But he only replied that I had been the betrayer in the case, by indulging in various amours.
She made it her business, therefore, to amuse the good abbess with the worldly practices of the court of France, mixed with the eccentric pursuits of the king; she made for her the scandalous chronicle of the lords and ladies of the court, whom the abbess knew perfectly by name, touched lightly on the amours of the queen and the Duke of Buckingham, talking a great deal to induce her auditor to talk a little.
Desirous of seeing how far the discretion of the good abbess would go, she began to tell a story, obscure at first, but very circumstantial afterward, about the cardinal, relating the amours of the minister with Mme.
These are our little AMOURS PROPRES, my daughter: your father must respect himself.
Then she determined upon a boarding-house existence and lived for some time at that famous mansion kept by Madame de Saint Amour, in the Rue Royale, at Paris, where she began exercising her graces and fascinations upon the shabby dandies and fly-blown beauties who frequented her landlady's salons.
At Brussels Becky arrived, recommended by Madame de Saint Amour to her friend, Madame la Comtesse de Borodino, widow of Napoleon's General, the famous Count de Borodino, who was left with no resource by the deceased hero but that of a table d'hote and an ecarte table.
I, for instance, have a great deal of amour propre.
She was, moreover, excellently well skilled in the doctrine of amour, and knew better than anybody who and who were together; a knowledge which she the more easily attained, as her pursuit of it was never diverted by any affairs of her own; for either she had no inclinations, or they had never been solicited; which last is indeed very probable; for her masculine person, which was near six foot high, added to her manner and learning, possibly prevented the other sex from regarding her, notwithstanding her petticoats, in the light of a woman.
Nous ne pouvons lire Et ton absence se fera chair sans penser aux grandes amours qui ont emaille l'histoire de l'humanite et de la litterature mondiale.
Et pour ne pas faillir a son autre violon d'Ingres, la melodie sentimentale, Houari se surpasse et chante les amours eperdues, impossibles ou encore heureuses.
The old French lays of Ignaure, Oiselet and Amours.
Brook, eds, The Old French Lays of Ignaure, Oiselet and Amours (Gallica), Woodbridge & Rochester, D.