• (n.) A feeling of strong attachment induced by that which delights
or commands admiration; preeminent kindness or devotion to another;
affection; tenderness; as, the love of brothers and sisters.
• (n.) Especially, devoted attachment to, or tender or passionate
affection for, one of the opposite sex.
• (n.) Courtship; -- chiefly in the phrase to make love, i. e., to
court, to woo, to solicit union in marriage.
• (n.) Affection; kind feeling; friendship; strong liking or desire;
fondness; good will; -- opposed to hate; often with of and an object.
• (n.) Due gratitude and reverence to God.
• (n.) The object of affection; -- often employed in endearing
• (n.) Cupid, the god of love; sometimes, Venus.
• (n.) A thin silk stuff.
• (n.) A climbing species of Clematis (C. Vitalba).
• (n.) Nothing; no points scored on one side; -- used in counting
score at tennis, etc.
• (n.) To have a feeling of love for; to regard with affection or
good will; as, to love one's children and friends; to love one's
country; to love one's God.
• (n.) To regard with passionate and devoted affection, as that of
one sex for the other.
• (n.) To take delight or pleasure in; to have a strong liking or
desire for, or interest in; to be pleased with; to like; as, to love
books; to love adventures.
• (v. i.) To have the feeling of love; to be in love.