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a strong feeling of caring about someone, especially a member of your family or a close friend
What these kids need is love and support.
a mother's love for her child
a strong feeling of liking someone a lot combined with sexual attraction
Their love for each other grew deeper every day.
be/fall in love (with somebody)
I think I'm falling in love with Tom.
very much in love/madly in love/head over heels in love
Tara is madly in love with you.
When Lynne met Derek, it was
love at first sight
they loved each other the first time they saw each other
a song about romantic love
a book, film etc about romantic love
strong romantic love that remains for ever
person you love
someone that you feel a strong romantic and sexual attraction to
He was her
the love of your life
the person that you feel or felt the most love for
a strong feeling of pleasure and enjoyment that something gives you
my love of nature
fell in love with
Amsterdam the very first time I visited the city.
something that gives you a lot of pleasure and enjoyment
Sailing was her great love.
make love (to/with somebody)
to have sex with someone that you love
things to someone, to kiss them etc
send/give your love (to somebody)
send/give somebody your love
to ask someone to give your
greetings to someone else when they see them, write to them etc
Aunt Mary sends her love.
love (from somebody)/lots of love/all my love
used at the end of a letter to a friend, a member of your family, or someone you love
See you soon. Lots of love, Clare.
a word used when you are talking to someone you love
'Hello, love,' said her father.
a friendly way of talking to someone who you do not know, especially to a woman or child. Many women consider this to be impolite or offensive
What's your name, love?
be a love and ... / ... there's a love
used when you are asking someone, especially children and members of your family, to do something
Give these to your sisters, there's a love.
there is no love lost between somebody and somebody
if there is no love lost between two people, they dislike each other
an expression meaning 'no points', used in the game of tennis
not for love or/nor money
if you cannot get something or do something for love or money, it is impossible to obtain or to do
I can't get hold of that book for love nor money.
a situation in which someone is having a sexual relationship with the partner of a close friend - used especially in newspapers
for the love of God
used to show that you are extremely angry, disappointed etc
➔ a labour of love
Definition from the Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Advanced Learner's Dictionary.
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