love

/ˈlʌv/

  • Noun
  • a feeling of strong or constant affection for a person
    1. motherly/maternal love
    2. fatherly/paternal love
    3. brotherly/sisterly love
    4. Children need unconditional love from their parents.
    5. No one could doubt her love for her family.
  • attraction that includes sexual desire
    1. a declaration of love
    2. He was just a lonely man looking for love.
    3. romantic love
    4. unrequited love
    5. After all these years, they're still very much in love (with each other). [=they still love each other]
    6. a love poem/song/letter
    7. a love potion
    8. a love scene/story
    9. They fell (madly/passionately) in love (with each other).
    10. She fell in love with sailing the first time she tried it.
    11. It was sad to see how they gradually fell out of love (with each other) after they married.
    12. When he saw the house, it was love at first sight. [=he loved the house as soon as he saw it]
  • a person you love in a romantic way
    1. a lost love
    2. You never forget your first love. [=the first person you loved in a romantic way]
    3. He was her one true love. = He was the love of her life.
  • a kind or helpful person
    1. Be a love and carry this inside for me, would you?
  • an expression of love and affection
    1. When you see them again, please give them my love.
    2. Mike and Meg send their love, too.
    3. The gift had a note saying “With love from Meg & Mike.”
    4. Thanks for everything. Hope to see you soon. Love, Mike
    5. Be well, my darling, till we meet again! Love and kisses, Meg
  • a feeling of great interest, affection, or enthusiasm for something
    1. We all knew about his love for baseball.
    2. She has a love of history.
    3. a love of good food
    4. “Do you sell your paintings?” “Oh no: I paint just for the love of it.”
    5. She's in love with the idea of becoming an actress.
  • something about which a person feels great interest or enthusiasm
    1. Baseball was his first love.
  • a score of zero in tennis
    1. The score was 40–love.
  • to have sex with someone
    1. It was the first time they made love (to/with each other).
  • Verb
  • to feel great affection for (someone)
    1. She obviously loves her family very much.
    2. To know him is to love him. [=the people who know him feel great affection for him]
    3. You have to love in order to be loved.
  • to feel sexual or romantic love for (someone)
    1. He swore that he loved her madly.
    2. He loves her, but she doesn't love him back. [=she doesn't return his love]
    3. She said she could never marry a man she didn't love.
  • to like or desire (something) very much
    1. He loves good food.
    2. a much-loved old song
    3. I would love it if you came with us. = I would love you to come with us. = (US) I would love for you to come with us. [=I would be very happy if you came with us]
    4. I would love to have you come with us.
    5. She loved to play the violin.
    6. “Would you like to join us?” “Yes, I'd love to (join you).”
    7. She loved playing the violin.
  • to be very amused by (something)
    1. I just love it [=I find it very amusing] when politicians say that they don't care about polls. = I just love how politicians say that they don't care about polls.
  • to do very well in (certain specified conditions)
    1. This plant loves dry soil.

Những từ liên quan với LOVE

lust, prize, emotion, infatuation, friendship, prefer, choose, respect, affection, devotion, admire, passion